So what happens to Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Steve-M, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    Just curious, will Apple continue to support Leopard now that Snow Leopard is out?
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I guess they will, for awhile at least.
    They will still apply security patches, but don't expect any big improvements.
    Leopard is kinda old and I guess most problems have been ironed out.

    SL is a really cheap upgrade, so only PPC users should have to remain using 10.5.x
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Good question. You would hope that they support it for at least another year or so since all their PPC users cannot use Snow Leopard, but I don't know. Apple doesn't show a lot of care when it comes to those sorts of things. It's all about the new new new! I imagine they will keep support for a short while yet before giving it a swift kick in its un-snowy big cat arse.

    This is totally a guess.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    We take it out back and shoot it.
    *runs from PETA*

    Really, I think Blue is right, no one knows but the hope is there will be support for at least another year. I don't like that they dropped PPC support when many PPC machines are cranking away just fine today.
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    ^ indeed.

    this post is brought to you today by a 1.5 Ghz G4 powerbook, with leopard. :)
     
  6. Steve-M thread starter macrumors regular

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    So maybe a year or so on security updates? Thats not to bad I guess. Thanks for the replies :)
     
  7. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    They supported Tiger right up until the release of SL, so I suspect that Leopard will remain supported until 10.7 comes out.
     
  8. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Tiger got about 22 months, which is a travesty.
     

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