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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Introduction <top>

Snow Leopard (Wikipedia) was released Fri 2009-08-28 and does NOT include ZFS (so sad...).

Mixed Gathered Info

The below was written Nov 2008:

Snow Leopard (Wikipedia) is in development and is expected to be released sometime 2009 (written Nov 2008).

The big thing we're currently most exited about is it's supposely to include a new - great! - file system: ZFS. Read more in Apple announces ZFS on Snow Leopard (ZDNet, June 19th, 2008).

Table of Contents (TOC)

Compatibility Review <top>

Created 2009-09-02

This table are more focused on the major applications we use daily - that absolutely must work ('show stoppers'). (The Must Haves are utilties that kind of are in the same category but are not show stoppers.)

Application/Suite Got Version Latest
Mfg wikidot Own
Compatibility Notes
1Password 2.9.31 <<< Ok Ok Ok Works, v3 is work in progress (free for the ones buying app after Feb 1 2009, thus free for us who bought in Apr 09)
Adobe CS 4 CS 4 <<< no info Ok Ok No info immediately found at mfg site
Google Desktop 1.6...??? ? no info Yes

NOT a show stopper. (Note: Google's site doesn't actually mention 1.7... Lates per their own release notes doc retrieved 2009-09-02 is 1.6... (9/30/2008).

MS Office 2008 12.2
<<< no info Ok Ok (Version info 12.2 taken from Entourage) No info found at MS site on Office.
Parallels 4.0.3844 <<< 4.0 Ok Ok wikidot: "build 4.0.3810 adds support for Snow Leopard, both as a host and guest OS. Only with 32-bit kernel SL."
VMware Fusion 2.0.5 <<< no info Ok Ok wikidot: "Only with 32-bit kernel SL"
OTHER - PrefPanes (not show stoppers but added here as a suitable place for this info)
Growl 1.1.6 1.1.6 wip n/c yes Works after restart of System Preferences; compatible pref pane is work in progress.
MacFUSE 2.0.3 2.0.3 ? ? ? 2.0.3 ( is latest version per 2009-09-04
Microsoft Keyboard 6.3.0 (v.235) ### >>> n/c seems ok


Microsoft Intellitype Pro

Seems to; Works after restart of System Preferences; compatible pref pane is work in progress.

"IntelliType Pro and IntelliPoint for the Mac version 7.0 is compatible with the 32-bit version of Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard™). Microsoft Hardware is developing a 64-bit compatible version. This version will be availalbe on or before 10/2/2009. While in 64-bit mode, only basic device functionality will be available." www.microsoft.com/hardware/downloads/

Microsoft Mouse 6.3.0 (v.235) 7.0 >>> n/c seems ok  
MySQL ### ### ### ### ### Works after restart of System Preferences; compatible pref pane is work in progress.

n/c: not checked

(Own Ass. should be read Own Assessment, but of course could also be interpreted as saving our own ass...)


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