Will I be able to run SL on newer (upcoming) Macs?

snowboarder

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There seems to be some confusion about it, do you guys think
I will be able to install SL from the original disks on a new, let's say
Macbook Pro introduced in a few months?
Some say Apple doesn't keep thoose new machines compatible,
some drivers or whatever will brake it...
 

snowboarder

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But wouldn't this be crazy if so many important programs will not run
on Lion yet? Even Quicktime 7 is broken apparently.
I guess they might say "who cares"...
 

old-wiz

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But wouldn't this be crazy if so many important programs will not run
on Lion yet? Even Quicktime 7 is broken apparently.
I guess they might say "who cares"...
It's normal for some programs to not run on a new version. We had the same situation on Leopard and Snow Leopard; it would take a few months sometimes for applications developers to catch up.

Older versions of Snow Leopard will not have the drivers needed for new hardware that would be introduced.
 

robgendreau

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But wouldn't this be crazy if so many important programs will not run
on Lion yet? Even Quicktime 7 is broken apparently.
I guess they might say "who cares"...
If you really want to use old software that isn't updated regularly then do NOT buy a new Mac; why bother? If you're happy with old stuff stick with it and save your $$.

I haven't yet seen many "important" applications that won't run on Lion, but our definitions of what's important to us obviously varies. And you can buy Quicken Essentials for Mac for a discount if you want to move up. QuickTime X in Lion is better than it's predecessor, and although it doesn't have some of the export options of 7 it does better in other areas, so that's a wash.

Rob
 
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