Mac OS X Snow Leopard Applications

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  1. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    Hello,

    I have been wondering recently if Mac OS X Snow Leopard users that don't upgrade to Mac OS X Lion will see problems with application support for common applications. I know that Lion is only $30, but I really don't see myself upgrading as I enjoy Snow Leopard and that way I suppose that $30 will remain in my pockets (or not go towards an operating system). ; )

    I can see that future products, say Photoshop CS6 for example, could require Mac OS X 10.7 when it is released. I am more so wondering about applications that are currently out there, commonly used, and available for download. Applications like Caffeine (to give an example, although I am aware that Caffeine offers a 10.4 download) and the like. Would it be likely to see such common applications lose support for 10.6 when 10.7 comes out?

    I am sorry if this all sounds kind of naive, but I only started using Mac OS X a number of months ago and have not been around for a new operating system release. What kind of problems could I run into if I stick to Snow Leopard?

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Photoshop CS 5 can run on Mac OS X 10.5.8, even as it was introduced during 10.6.
    It will take around a year for mayor applications to fully support Lion and even then, they will still be supported on older systems.
    Until Lion can't use 10.5/6 like Spaces, I will stay off of it. Maybe there will be a hack some day.
     
  3. Dark Void thread starter macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    noticed that myself, which was a nice thing to see.

    just don't want to get left in the dust, that's all. i'm obviously not that only one not upgrading to lion, and i know that some people still run tiger, but again, never been through a mac os release before. it's good to hear you say that older systems will still be supported.
     
  4. brijazz macrumors 6502

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    Everything becomes obsolete eventually. It's up to each developer to provide support for their individual applications; eventually, Snow Leopard will no longer be supported, but that won't be for a long time.

    So don't worry: you'll be fine sticking with Snow Leopard for the forseeable future.
     
  5. Dark Void thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes, i figured that it wouldn't be for a while, and do realize that at some point it will be obsolete. this is all seeming quite promising, not feeling as bad for sticking with snow leopard.
     

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