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daryl66:
It appears that sometime in the very near future I will have to jump over the bridge and move onto Leopard.  Application computability stands at the forefront of my concerns. I thought  I recalled a thread or 2 addressing that very issue existing here.  If it does, I cannot find it (probably cockpit issue on the search).   At this point the question is general and not yet specific. We still have not decided which Mac is going to replace the broken one.

There is a band aid in place for now.

Thanks

Daryl

Gregg:
I'm no xbert, but I'd be surprised if there were many issues to make that leap jump hop. We bought the spotted cat for our son when he graduated so he'd be up to date for grad school. I think he was running a fancy sports car at the time; more of a jump in his case. I don't recall him telling us he needed to replace any of his software. So, I guess the specifics do matter. He didn't have many applications, just the basics.

Mayo:
List Of Applications Not Compatible With Leopard

If you have a bootable Tiger volume on an external hard drive you can update it with Leopard and then run your Mac off the external drive until you are certain there are no problems. Then you can either upgrade your Mac's internal drive or use SuperDuper! to copy the external volume to the internal.

I ran Leopard for a week from an external and then used the second option and it Worked Like A Charm.

kimmer:
Great link, Mayo. I'm gonna bookmark it, because the day will come when, kicking and screaming, I will add spots.

Paddy:
Mayo, that won't work in Daryl's case as he is considering buying a new Mac. He could of course put his old hard drive in an external case and then run the programs from there (without updating anything). I'm sort of doing the same thing right now - with my MBP hooked to various external drives as my G5 is in the shop. Of course, Leopard was running on both machines and all the drives, so the only incompatibilities have been in versions of iPhoto (forgot I hadn't updated the G5 to iLife '08).

Also, the list of applications that you linked to has not been updated since February 13, 2008 and is now seriously out of date. In just looking at the beginning of the list of apps with "major issues", I knew that 2 of them had most certainly been updated since then. Checking revealed that both Applejack and Unsanity's Application Enhancer are now fully 10.5 compatible. Ventrilo was also updated and works fine - both my sons use it constantly under 10.5.

The list of applications that work but previous versions have issues is probably the most useful. However, again - it's not completely up to date either. Adobe's CS3 apps (Acrobat 8 in particular) have now been updated and work fine.

Things that I know from personal experience work fine in 10.5 (some of which are obvious since they're installed as part of the system or are Apple apps):

1Password
AbiWord
Acquisition
Address Book
Address Book Exporter
Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe DNG Converter
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
Adobe Extension Manager
Adobe Extension Manager CS4
Adobe Flash CS3
Adobe Flash CS3 Video Encoder
Adobe GoLive CS
Adobe Help Center
Adobe Help Viewer 1.1
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Adobe InDesign CS3
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Adobe Reader 8
Adobe Stock Photos CS3
Adobe Studio
AirPort Client Monitor
AirPort Management Utility
AllBookmarks
Amaya
Amazon MP3 Downloader
AOL Radio
AppFresh
AppleScript
AppleWorks 6
Art Directors Toolkit 4
Audacity
Audio Hijack Pro
Audion 3
Automator
Balthisar Tidy
BBEdit 6.5
BBEdit Support
Bookit
Calculator
Camino
Canon Utilities
Carbon Copy Cloner
Chicken of the VNC
ChronoSync
ColorTagGen
Corel Painter 8
crunch 2
CSSEdit
Cyberduck
Dashboard
DEVONnote
Dictionary
Dim-b153.jar
disclabel NEATO Edition
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DVD Player
EasyFind
Excalibur
Export-Import Entourage X-135
Exposé
Fetch 4.0.3
Firefox 3
Firefox 2
FirstClass
Flip4Mac
Flock
Font Book
Front Row
Galerie
GarageBand
Glide
Google Earth
GraphicConverter
HBImageProcessor 1.0
HTML-Optimizer 7.8.2
iCab
iCal
iChat
iDVD
iLoveFonts(OSX)
Image Capture
ImageIndexer 1.02
ImageWell
iMovie HD
iNet Stream Archiver
Installers
Internet Explorer
iPhoto
iPhoto Buddy
iResize 1.0
iSync
iTuneMyWalkman
iTunes
iWeb
iWork '06
Jalbum
JewelToy(Quartz)
KoalaCalc 4
Kodak EasyShare
LightZone
LimeWire
Longwood Wizards Guild
MacJanitor 1.2.1
Macromedia Contribute 3
Macromedia Fireworks 8
Macromedia FreeHand MXa
Mail
Mail Forward
Mail Scripts
memtest
Merriam-Webster
Meteorologist
Microsoft Mouse
Microsoft Office X
Microsoft Office 2004
Microsoft Office 2008
Minotaur
Move up one level
Mozilla
My Photo Album 4.2
NeatImage
NeoOffice
Netscape
NewsMac
Nvu
OmniDiskSweeper
OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
OmniPage SE
OmniPage_SE_Direct_OCR
OmniWeb
OnyX
Open XML Converter
OpenOffice.org
Opera
Overflow
Pacifist
PatchBurn 3
PDFtoHTML
Pen Tablet
Photo Booth
PhotoPage 1.6b2
PhotoReviewer
PhotoStitch
PhotoStudio
PHPphotoAlbum
Picasa Web Albums Uploader
Picturesque
Plain Clip
Poisoned
Preferential Treatment
Preview
Quicken 2005 (not sure about this - never use it any more!)
QuickTime Player
RapidWeaver 4.0
RAW
REALbasic
RealPlayer
Roadbook
Safari Bookmark Exporter
Safari Enhancer
Safari3
SafariBookmarkChecker
SafariSorter
SeaMonkey
Shiira
Simple CSS
SMARTReporter
SnapNDrag
Spaces
Standard Dictionary
Stickies
StreamRipperX
StuffIt Expander
StuffIt Standard 8.0.2
Style Master 4.5.1 Demo
Sunrise
SuperDuper!
Sync Entourage-Address Book 1.2.6
System Preferences
Tablet
Temperature Monitor
TextEdit
TextWrangler
Time Machine
TinkerTool
TNEF's Enough 2.0
Transmission
Transmit
TransType
TypeTrainer4Mac
Typinator
udm4
UniSudoku
URL Manager Pro
Utilities
VLC
VueScan
wClock
WeatherPop
WebKit
WebshotsExtractor
Windows Media Player
YemuZip
Zinio

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