By John Rizzo  |  Posted 2005-05-06 Print this article Print

-Party Software Problems"> Although a number of developers have released Tiger compatibility updates, there are still compatibility problems with software used in enterprise. Digital Technology International, which makes publishing systems for newspapers, said that while the company is pushing for a Tiger release, problems with other software is holding it back.
"Our software is ready to go on Tiger," said Alyson Williams, marketing director at Digital Technology International. "But were a systems integrator, and there are some issues that have to do with third-party products that arent yet certified [for Tiger compatibility]."
Adobe said Acrobat 7 has a problem with QuickTime 7, which ships with Tiger. "We are aware of an issue that prevents the playback of QuickTime content embedded in PDF files when using QuickTime 7 Player on all supported versions of Mac OS X," said an Adobe representative. Adobe said that it would issue a fix in an upcoming maintenance release, but did not say when. Five of Symantecs Mac products are incompatible with Tiger, but the company said that there was nothing unusual about the Tiger release due to the nature of Symantecs utility software. "Each new version of OS X necessitates a lot of changes with our systems," said Mike Romo, Mac prod manager for Symantec. However, Symantec is only upgrading three of the incompatible utilities. Read more here about analysts warnings that more attention will be paid to Tiger from hackers. "We announced last year that we wont be updating Norton SystemWorks and Norton Utilities [for Tiger]," said Romo. "We were committed through Panther." Symantec is still selling SystemWorks and Norton Utilities for earlier versions of Mac OS X. Symantec is working on updating Norton AntiVirus, which has several features (Auto-Protect and Scan on mount) that dont work with Tiger. It will also have fixes for Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall, which do not run at all in Tiger. Symantec would not say when it would release Tiger compatibility updates, but indicated that it would announce ship dates in the near future. Next Page: Hardware drivers, panicky kernels.


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