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Snow Leopard known-incompatible software
Posted by UCS IT Support 4 on 28 August 2009 12:14 PM

Mac OS X v10.6: About incompatible software

  • Last Modified: August 27, 2009
  • Article: HT3258

    Summary

    Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard is designed to protect your Mac from certain incompatible software that can quit unexpectedly or cause other issues in Mac OS X v10.6.

    When you install Snow Leopard or migrate to Snow Leopard, known-incompatible software is moved to a folder named Incompatible Software on your hard drive.

    Snow Leopard also prevents known-incompatible software from opening.  If you see an "Incompatible software" message, contact the software's vendor or visit their website for a later, compatible version.

    Products Affected

    Mac OS X 10.6

    Software restricted during installation and migration

    During installation, Snow Leopard moves known-incompatible software to a folder named Incompatible Software at the root level of the hard drive. If you see this folder on your Mac, use the table below to check with the software vendor to see if any Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard-compatible updates are available.

     

    Parallels Desktop

    2.5 and earlier

    Parallels

    http://www.parallels.com/

    VirusScan

    8.6

    McAfee

    http://www.mcafee.com/

    Norton AntiVirus

    11.0

    Norton

    http://www.norton.com/

    Internet Cleanup 5

    5.0.4

    Smith Micro

    http://www.smithmicro.com/

    Application Enhancer

    2.0.1 and earlier

    Unsanity

    http://www.unsanity.com/

    AT&T Laptop Connect Card

    1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.10.0

    AT&T

    http://www.att.com/

    launch2net

    2.13.0

    Nova Media

    http://www.novamedia.de/

    iWOW plug-in for iTunes

    2.0

    SRS

    http://www.srslabs.com/

    Missing Sync for Palm Sony CLIE Driver

    6.0.4

    Mark Space

    http://markspace.com/

    TonePort UX8 Driver

    4.1.0

    Line 6

    http://www.line6.com/

    ioHD Driver

    6.0.3

    AJA

    http://www.aja.com/

    Silicon Image SiI3132 Drivers

    1.5.16.0

    Silicon Image

    http://www.siliconimage.com


    Software restricted from opening

    After installation if you try to open ("launch") software known to quit unexpectedly, Snow Leopard will prevent the application from opening and you will receive a dialog notifying you of the incompatibility. If you see such a dialog on your Mac, use the table below, then check with the software vendor to see if any Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard-compatible updates are available.
     

    Parallels Desktop

    3.0

    Parallels

    http://www.parallels.com/

    VirusBarrier X4

    10.4.4 and earlier

    Intego

    http://www.intego.com/

    SPSS 17

    17.1

    SPSS

    http://www.spss.com/

    Director MX 2004

    10.2

    Adobe

    http://www.adobe.com

    EyeTV

    3.0.0 to 3.1.0

    Elgato

    http://www.elgato.com/

    Ratatouille

    1.1

    THQ

    http://www.ratatouillevideogame.com/

    Aperture

    2.1.1 and earlier

    Apple

    http://www.apple.com/

    Keynote

    2.0.2 and earlier

    Apple

    http://www.apple.com/

    AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow

    4.2.5

    Apple

    http://www.apple.com/


    Printing and scanning software

    During installation, your printing and scanning software will be upgraded to Snow Leopard-compatible versions if upgrades are available. Incompatible software may be removed during the upgrade.

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