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    About to upgrade from Leopard to Lion....
    Hi all,

    I have finally decided that I am going to upgrade to Lion today.

    I already did a back-up but am wondering if there is anything else I need to do before
    upgrading?

    I am assuming it's going to take at least a few hours to do?

    By the way, I am doing this for my Mac-mini 2010.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by geek71 View Post
    Hi all,

    I have finally decided that I am going to upgrade to Lion today.

    I already did a back-up but am wondering if there is anything else I need to do before
    upgrading?

    I am assuming it's going to take at least a few hours to do?

    By the way, I am doing this for my Mac-mini 2010.

    Thanks
    You do realize you can't upgrade from Leopard to Lion unless you use the USB, unless you meant Snow Leopard instead.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    You do realize you can't upgrade from Leopard to Lion unless you use the USB, unless you meant Snow Leopard instead.
    I meant snow leopard - sorry.

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    My big concern is what applications are not compatible?

    I have MS Office 2004 which I heard isn't compatible and also I have Dreamweaver CS3 (which am not sure if it is compatible)

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    Any older PPC applications won't work. If it is a universal binary then it should work, but some of those have a few issues too.

    If you want to be sure it works, check out this table, it will tell if it works under Lion, and if there are any issues.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by geek71 View Post
    My big concern is what applications are not compatible?

    I have MS Office 2004 which I heard isn't compatible and also I have Dreamweaver CS3 (which am not sure if it is compatible)
    Consult this table to determine Snow Leopard compatibility:

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I can't respond about Dreamweaver, however, I can tell you for sure that Office 2004 will not work. You need to upgrade that to at least 2008, preferably 2011.

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    The snowleopard.wikidot link is still somewhat useful but most entries are VERY BADLY out of date now.

    Snow Leopard is the last OS that will run PPC applications but really you NEED (seriously, NEED!) to start migrating to either the Intel/Universal versions of those apps, or find modern replacements. Otherwise you are going to be very badly stuck come the next computer you buy.

    Dreamweaver CS3 *should* work (perhaps with minor bugs) under Snow Leopard, I had (have) the Print suite for CS3 and everything works even on Lion, but I'm not using DW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    The snowleopard.wikidot link is still somewhat useful but most entries are VERY BADLY out of date now.
    Is it??...hmm...I was hoping it was being updated constantly to stay up to date. Guess I'll have to stop referring to it...or hopefully find something that's more up to date.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    The snowleopard.wikidot link is still somewhat useful but most entries are VERY BADLY out of date now.

    Snow Leopard is the last OS that will run PPC applications but really you NEED (seriously, NEED!) to start migrating to either the Intel/Universal versions of those apps, or find modern replacements. Otherwise you are going to be very badly stuck come the next computer you buy.

    Dreamweaver CS3 *should* work (perhaps with minor bugs) under Snow Leopard, I had (have) the Print suite for CS3 and everything works even on Lion, but I'm not using DW.
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Is it??...hmm...I was hoping it was being updated constantly to stay up to date. Guess I'll have to stop referring to it...or hopefully find something that's more up to date.

    - Nick
    Guys, check out Roaring Apps' compatibility table.
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    Beware if you have a Dymo Labeler
    My old but very useable Dymo 330 no longer works under Lion. Nobody tells you that, but in one upgrade I had to stop using the Dymo, because the "dimmies" there didn't include the 330 in the new Dymo software for Lion.

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