NEW 2 Mac<< Upgrading to Snow Leapord?

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  1. JoshV11889 macrumors newbie

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    First time forum user, I apologize if wrong section.

    I just purchased my first mac and I begun to purchase software for it like Office and adobe CS. My question, when the new snow leopard releases; will software be compatible with the new Operating system? Or did I just waste alot of money?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You'll be fine. You wasted money on Office, though. You should have purchased iWork. ;)
     
  3. JoshV11889 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well why didnt anyone tell me !
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't seen anything that would lead me to believe those software packages won't work in Snow Leopard (SL). SL is a fat-trimmed Leopard, it didn't make huge changes that would effect those apps, at least not negatively.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Snow Leopard (also referred to as SL in the forums) is basically Leopard, but enhanced. All of your apps will work.
     
  6. JoshV11889 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool, thanks.
    I purchased Office 2004 new for $50 on ebay, do you think the older version should still be fine. It said it is compatible with OS X
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yes.
     
  8. JoshV11889 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone, these forums are a lot more helpful and kind than the forums Im use to. (Halo) haha
     
  9. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    Isn't SL on the same binary or something as Leopard?

    You will be fine. I'm new too and I LOVE my macbook pro. Its the best computer I have every owned. There's a 1 or so week learning time and these forums helped me sooo much. Good Luck :D
     
  10. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    That is incorrect. The apps the OP mentioned will work, but assuming all of someone's apps will work is just wrong. We've got the latest Snow Leopard build on a machine at the office and there are a small handful of applications that do not work (not very mainstream apps though). It will be up to application developers to make sure their apps work in 10.6.
     
  11. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    well why didn't anyone ask :D
     
  12. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    In order to get Office 2004 to work you'll have to do an advanced install of Snow Leopard. By default, SL does not have Rosetta, it's an optional install you have to pick. Office 2004 is a PPC application, not an Intel/Universal application. In order for it to run you'll need to install Rosetta.

    I'm sure details like that will be made available when it gets closer to SL release date.
     
  13. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Haha, yeah, you should of gotten iWork. And they should still work in SL, like everyone said.
     
  14. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    I'm using SL WWDC beta and almost every leopard application work with it
     
  15. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    From what I've gathered on Snow Leopard development, the Java default is now Java 6. If any Java-based applications you use require and expect Java 5, they might break. Most will work without any issues, though.
     
  16. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Like someone said, you'll have to install Rosetta to run this. It will also run a lot slower and less efficient than if you had Office 2008. I've been using 2004 for 3 years now and it's a pain to run. I rarely use it, that's why I haven't upgraded to 2008. I'm running a trial of 2008 and it runs a lot better, but I can't bring myself to spend $100 on something I hardly ever use.

    What I do is do my work in iWork, export to a MS Office file type, and then open Office to ensure everything's lined up properly. I guess when SL comes out, I can just take it to work to put the finishing touches on it.
     

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