Upgrade to Leopard painlessly
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:39 PM
Will the upgrade be painless? And how about all the other little apps I have grown to love - will there be a place for them in 10.5?
Norfolk Island, NSW
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:41 PM
I know for a fact that InDesign CS works, as I used it just the other day. I haven’t tried Final Cut Pro HD and DreamWeaver MX 2004 — you may need to check the support pages for those products, or the discussions forums on the Apple and Adobe sites.
I have had very few programs not work out of the box, but there will be holdouts. Some things to note about Leopard is that Classic is not supported any more, so you can’t run any Mac OS 9 applications when booted in Mac OS X, even on PowerPC machines which support booting directly into Mac OS 9.
It’s also worth doing a Repair Permissions in Disk Utility before starting the repair process (see [Disk Utility Repair Permissions.png]), and then again when the computer restarts after the installation.
I’ve also seen it noted that it’s best to click on the Options button when you’re selecting the disk to install Leopard onto, and choose the Archive and Install option (with the “Keep Users and Network Settings” option ticked) to have the best possible install, and to download the 110MB Mac OS X v10.5.1 updater from the Apple site, rather than use Software Update.
One last note is that Leopard won’t install on a machine slower than 867MHz, so you’ll need to check the specs of your Titanium PowerBook G4 to make sure it makes the grade. With both computers, it’ll be worthwhile making sure they have at least 1GB of RAM, as that will help Leopard make the most of whatever hardware it finds itself on. You can get information about the speed of your processor and the amount of RAM in your machine by choosing “About This Mac” from the Apple menu (see [About This Mac.png]).
See Apple’s Leopard discussion forums and Adobe’s Knowledgebase
Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:42 PM
This thread on the Adobe forums confirmed my worst fears.
Because Adobe supports upgrades for as many as 3 recent versions of PS I thought I could purchase an upgrade at $345.00. I was advised at the shop that I couldn't upgrade because my copy of PS 7.0 was an academic/educational version.
I was looking at a $1125 bill for PS CS3 and have now installed GIMP (not easy to install) which is just as good, if not better than PS 7.
Adobe's loss I guess.