Apps updated for Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Namtaro, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Namtaro macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if applications will have to be updated for Mountain Lion?
    I have a bunch of apps that I can't live without, and they're mainly apps that aren't on the app store.

    Do you think the upgrade will cause a lot of problems or should I wait on the update a bit to check if my apps will be compatible?

    Thanks a lot !
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

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    Many will yes. Many have already, but mostly utilities and such.
     
  3. klaxamazoo, Jun 21, 2012
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    klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

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    If you can't live without the Apps then it seems pretty obvious that you should wait and verify the all your required Apps function properly before upgrading to Mountain Lion.

    [Edit] Actually, there are other options if you are impatient. You might be able to make a Time Machine backup immediately before the ML upgrade and revert back to Lion if your Apps don't work. You could also install ML on a second partition to test it out.
     
  4. Namtaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    klaxamazoom, for your suggestion with another partition which seems like the best idea..
    As far as I've read, the Mountain Lion upgrade will be App Store only so no USB/CD upgrade so I'm wondering how I would install it?
     
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    When you run the installer, it will ask where you want to install. If you have a partition formatted in HFS (Journaled) Case-Sensitive, it will give you the option to install there.
     
  6. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    To check to see which apps will work, check out roaringapps.com. It shows which apps are/aren't compatible with Lion and Mountain Lion
     
  7. dacreativeguy macrumors 68010

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    Mtn Lion doesn't seem to be as big of a change under the hood as Lion was. That was mostly due to Rosetta being discontinued. Most apps will work, but there are always poorly coded and/or apps that touch deep into the code that may have issues.
     

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