Will we be forced to buy lion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mattg3, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    As a newbie to the mac world buying my first imac in Dec.I have come to love snow leopard.Im fearful of jumping into a new OS with Lion(as a pc user i stayed with XP right up till Dec.!).I hear rumblings that new apps will only be for Lion and soft.updates for Leopard are done.What will happen if i stay with snow leopard.
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Snow Leopard will probably be supported for a while yet. In time you may find a few issues you need to work around, but not for a while.

    I'm not upgrading to Lion yet, I'm going to give it a couple of weeks to see what people say. However, there's no need to fear change! From what I see Lion isn't revolutionary, you would adjust quickly.
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    I won't be upgrading to Lion until I have to. I have quite a few Power PC Apps such as MS Word, Photoshop, Toast etc. I'm more than happy with Snow Leopard too :)
     
  4. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    There is really nothing to fear with Lion. The upgrade is very easy and it seems to run just fine. As a matter of fact when you are done with the upgrade, your screen will look pretty much the same. You will simply notice the added functions and a few cosmedic changes once you start poking around.
     
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    MS Word and Toast have been updated and work just fine with Lion.
     
  6. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    MS Office for Mac 2004 is PPC based therefore it will not work in Lion. Those users will need to either upgrade to a later version of MS Office for Mac (2008 or 2011) or look for another solution.
     
  7. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I know that. If someone is using MS Office 2004, its time to upgrade. That version is now 7 years old for goodness sake.
     

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