The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Applications Blacklist

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Looks like Snow Leopard was indeed blood thirsty. So much that it kills some applications. And not only third-party, like Parallels Desktop or EyeTV, but also Apple's own software, like old versions of Aperture and Keynote. Check the full list:


Applications that won't open in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

• Aperture ver. 2.1.1 and earlier
• Keynote ver. 2.0.2 and earlier
• AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow ver. 4.2.5
• Parallels Desktop ver. 3.0
• VirusBarrier X4 ver. 10.4.4 and earlier
• SPSS 17 ver. 17.1
• Director MX 2004 ver. 10.2
• EyeTV ver. 3.0.0 to 3.1.0
• Ratatouille ver. 1.1


Applications moved to an "Incompatible Software" folder during the installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard

• Parallels Desktop, ver. 2.5 and earlier
• McAfee VirusScan, ver. 8.6
• Norton AntiVirus ver. 11.0
• Internet Cleanup 5 ver. 5.0.4
• Application Enhancer ver. 2.0.1 and earlier
• Unsanity
• AT&T Laptop Connect Card ver. 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.10.0
• launch2net ver, 2.13.0
• iWOW plug-in for iTunes ver. 2.0
• Missing Sync for Palm Sony CLIE Driver ver. 6.0.4
• TonePort UX8 Driver ver. 4.1.0
• ioHD Driver ver. 6.0.3
• Silicon Image SiI3132 Drivers ver.

[Apple via Apple Insider]

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Broken Machine

OK, so lemme get this straight? A new version OS 10 comes out TODAY and some older software does not work yet for it? DAMMIT, I'm switching to PC.

It's bad enough that I cannot use [] and Garmin's Roadtrip sucks balls compared to the PC version mapsource, let alone that my Primus - Tales from the Punchbowl CD+G disc stopped working when Apple shifted to PPC archetecture, but now we get forced to upgrade to Snow Leopard, as I just must upgrade to the latest OS so I can blog about the install process.

Here's a quick update from my crystal ball:

-Windows 7 released today, software compatibility problems exist

-Mac OS X 10.7 released today, software compatibility problems exist