Snow Leopard: Which Apps Won't Run?
August 30, 2009
The latest version of Apple's Mac OS X operating system, Snow Leopard, will install only on Macs (and Hacked PCs) running on Intel processors. It therefore requires Rosetta emulation to run older PowerPC-based software, rather than Intel/PowerPC-friendly Universal programs.
But as the new OS is installed on more and more Macs tales of incompatibilities are starting to emerge.
Adobe got everyone in a panic earlier in the week when it stated that it was supporting only the current version 4 of its Creative Suite design applications. It turns out, after some initial testing, that CS3 does work on Snow Leopard -- and Adobe's wording about "not supporting" CS3 merely demonstrated its desire to abandon CS3 support rather than actively force its users to upgrade their expensive software.
While Microsoft Office 2008 runs fine, and Microsoft Office 2004 works under Rosetta, there is no report yet on the older Microsoft Office:X.
Other software reporting crashes and other errors include: Backup Bouncer, Books, Boxee, Butler, Camino, CheckPoint SecureClient, ClamXav, Cocktail, ConceptDraw Pro, DataBackup, Dave, Disc Inventory X, DiskWarrior 4.1, Electricsheep, Fallout II, Flip4Mac 18.104.22.168, Forklift, Fruit Menu, Google Gears, iStat Menus, iStumbler, Leopard Cache Cleaner, Leopard Cache Cleaner, Macromedia FreeHand MX 11.0.2, MailFX Pro, MenuMeters, Mirage, NodeToad, OneSwarm, PGP Desktop, Plex, Protector Suite, QuicKeys 4.0.3, RealVNC, Reader Notifier, Apple Server Admin 10.5.3, SmartScroll, Sonos 3.0, Sticky Windows, TinkerTool, TivoDesktop, Undercover, Vectorworks, WindowShadeX, WireTap Studio, and X-Lite.
Complete article at: PCWorld