The Joys of a New Operating System - Radiant

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Posted by Ray Majoran

I just wanted to take the time to follow up regarding my post last week in regard to the official release of Snow Leopard – the new OS for Apple. Any time you upgrade to a new OS, it’s important to review the software incompatibilities before you endanger your mission-critical applications. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Windows or Apple; it’s always good to know what you’re getting into before you dive in.

Long story short, my copy of Snow Leopard arrived on Friday and as per my last post, I was ready to jump two feet in. But then I started reading… and reading… and reading…. It turns out that there are a number of developers that got caught off guard by the early release of Snow Leopard meaning that there are a number of incompatibilities that frankly, I need. Therefore, my copy will stay shrink-wrapped for a little while longer until some of these items get worked out.

Here is a great article on ZDnet entitled “Regretful upgrade: Snow Leopard incompatibilities”. If you’re an Apple user, I would encourage you to read it before you install Snow Leopard – just to be safe!

When Microsoft releases Windows 7 on October 22, Windows users will be in the same boat; there will be incompatibilities and it will take time to fix them.

If you’re a user that’s already installed Snow Leopard, I’d appreciate your feedback as to your experience so far. Similarly, if you’re running a beta copy of Windows 7, I’d love to hear from you too. If there are some headaches that you think you can save readers of this blog, share away!