will my programs translate over to snow leopard from tiger?

will i need to reinstall versions of programs after upgrade - for example my adobe creative suite and others??

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes! The $29 Snow Leopard install can be done over Tiger, over Leopard, or over a freshly formatted partition or hard drive.

    Personally, I did the install on a fresh partition. The install then gave me the option to import from another partition the following: my Tiger settings, my Tiger applications and/or all my files.

    Now, I have the capability of booting from either Snow Leopard or Tiger. I like to keep Tiger in case there is something that doesn't quite work right in Snow Leopard (eg: it took me a few days to get all 4 of my printers to work).

    I do notice, however, that the combination of the new Safari 5 and OS 10.6.5 is not as stable as Safari 4 and OS 10.4.11.

    I am running Adobe CS3 programs, MS Office 2004, Tiger's Garageband, etc with no problem on Snow Leopard. These programs imported from Tiger during the install.

    Snow Leopard requirements: 1) Intel-based Mac, 2) 1 GB RAM, 3) 5 GB hard drive space, 4) DVD. Mac Box Set Requirements: same except 2 GB RAM and 12 GB hard drive space. Mac Box Set includes iLife and iWorks.