Mac OS X Lion Ships, Adobe and Microsoft list compatibility issues

by James Cook on July 20, 2011

Mac OS X LionUpdate: Added additional Mac OS 10.7 Lion issues 

Mac users of Adobe products will want to check out this list of Known Issues with Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion.

CS2 and earlier versions not supported under OS X Lion

Most of the issues are minor but this will be bad news to some users: "CS2 or earlier versions of Adobe products required Rosetta to run on newer Intel based mac systems. These older versions will no longer be supported as Apple removed Rosetta support with the 10.7 release." (Which is actually a good thing)

Everyone else will want to check the complete list before upgrading.

Hopefully these issues, most of which have work arounds will be addresses BEFORE Adobe CS6!

Flash Player Supported in Lion

After an initial report to the contrary, Adobe has called, "OOPS!" and reported that "The final release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)."

Known issues with Office for Mac on MacOS Lion

I know this started out about Adobe products but a lot of us also user Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint so I thought I'd share Microsoft's recent post about Office compatibility issues and Lion. The major issue is that Office 2004 will not run on Lion. For information on other issues, check out Known issues with Office on MacOS 10.7 (Lion).

LR November 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Cannot get Dreamweaver CS3 to open, installed Java runtime for Lion. Others all open.

dwcourse November 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Sorry I no longer have CS3 for testing. From what I’ve heard/seen some folks have run DW CS3 successfully on Lion. But, if you’re having issues, you’re probably out of luck since Adobe doesn’t offer support or fixes for non-current versions.

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