Snow Leopard adoption rate

by Volker Weber


According to my logs, visitors in October. These can be complete skewed, but it's the only data I have. Why are two slices blue? Those are the ones who can run Notes (edit: Standard 8.5.1). PowerPPC is not supported, 10.6 not yet. There are some unresolved issues, and it's not entirely clear who has to fix them: Lotus or Apple.


10.6 is not supported? But it does work.

Martin Hiegl, 2009-10-12

I don't think it's fair to say whose issue it is until it gets resolved, but right now IBM is working with Apple to address open items related to Snow Leopard. The client works, there are icon/display issues and one feature that doesn't work. They are known, reported issues and affect both 8.5 and 8.5.1.

PS Notes 6.5, 7, and 8.x basic all run on PPC.

Ed Brill, 2009-10-12

Oops. I stand corrected. I thought Notes 8 was no longer supported on PPC.

Volker Weber, 2009-10-12

IMHO IBM should not write in 8.5.1 supported platform section

" Macintosh OS X 10.5.5 or later (Notes client only)"

users are not able to decide between a Notes database or a file directory using Snow Leopard 10.6.

Please IBM consider the Mac OS X adaption rate.

thank you.

Ciao Marco Foellmer

BTW: Apple has a lot of Betas of 10.6 since WWDC 2008 given to IBM. These issues are not new for IBM. ( I met You guys personally at WWDC 2008 in San Francisco)

Marco Foellmer, 2009-10-12

There are so many issues with SL, that it's not worth it. From external hard drive (FireWire) issues to having all your data deleted because you use a guest account.... the worst +$30 bucks for an upgrade since Vista.

Al DeLaCruz, 2009-10-12

There are indeed quite a few issues with SL. Live Sync and Live Mesh don't work anymore for instance. The list is long, but the conversion rate is what it is. Microsoft and IBM would be very proud if their customer would be so fast.

Volker Weber, 2009-10-12

having all your data deleted because you use a guest account

That’s not an issue, that’s PEBKAC. By their very nature, guest accounts in OS X do not store data. And they never have, it’s not just Snow Leopard (this is also documented).

Ben Poole, 2009-10-12

Ben, I think the bug is that SL will delete *your* home directory after logging out of the guest account and logging into your account. (or something like that)

Mariano Kamp, 2009-10-13


Using the guest account could lead to mass deletion of all user files on the primary account, and when we say "mass deletion," we mean "mass deletion." Engadget--->

andre hausberger, 2009-10-15

Thanks André; after reading Al’s post I did some research and saw the stories the guest account bug. Weird. I have had a guest account on the same machine since 10.3, right up and into SL, with no issue. That’s a nasty one for Apple to track down eh!

Am I imagining things, or did this issue exist in 10.5 too? I’m sure it did.

Ben Poole, 2009-10-15

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