Major Applications and Mac OS X 10.5 compatibility

Major Applications and Mac OS X 10.5 compatibility

1. Adobe
Adobe on Friday announced that most of it most popular products were compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, but that many of its applications would require forthcoming updates — due in December 2007 and January 2008 — for full compatibility with Apple’s newest operating system. Most of its Creative Suite 3 Web are certified and fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, including Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, GoLive CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3, Flash CS3, InCopy/InDesign CS3, and Contribute CS3.

2. VectorWorks
VectorWorks 2008 Compatibility
Nemetschek has fixed all significant problems they found when testing VectorWorks 2008 against their latest seed versions of Mac OS X Leopard, and they expect VectorWorks 2008 Service Pack 1 to work well without further attention when it is released. They will not have an opportunity to see the final version of Leopard until it becomes public, so there is a small possibility that something may change at the last minute to affect our software. In that case, we unambiguously commit to fully support Leopard with the VectorWorks 2008 product even if it requires us to provide an additional maintenance release after the final version of Leopard becomes available.

VectorWorks 12.5.2 Compatibility
NNA has tested VectorWorks 12.5.2 with the latest seed versions of Leopard available to them, and they have found that it has substantial functional problems. They plan to evaluate these problems after they receive the final release of Leopard and will then determine how they plan to address them. They will provide more information as it becomes available.

They have also verified that VectorWorks versions prior to 12.5.2 have substantial problems when running in our pre-release Mac OS X Leopard environment. They do not intend to update these older versions of VectorWorks for compatibility with Leopard.

3. Microsoft
No known compatibility issues with the latest version of Microsoft Office 2004 11.3.8.

4. Eudora
No known compatibility issues with the latest version of Eudora, but it’s a good time to take the opportunity to switch to Apple Mail. Eudora’s ad-free email client is not free and offers no longer offers any substantial advantage over Apple Mail.

Kyle MacLean holds degrees in Marketing, Design and Advertising. Always neck deep in technology, he carefully juggles a passion for gadgets with one for rustic travel and the great outdoors.