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Mac OS X Leopard (v. 10.5)


OS X 10.5 Leopard is the second-newest release of the Mac OS X operating system, succeeded in August 2009 by OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Available to

All CCHMC employees


Please ensure that the software you run currently on your Mac is compatible with OS X 10.5 Leopard. Here are some links that discuss compatibility:

Information regarding select Biomedical Informatics-supported applications:

  • Photoshop Elements 4: NOT supported on Leopard by Adobe.  Adobe is reportedly releasing the next version later this year.  Information Services reports several issues with Elements after upgrading to Leopard.
  • Endnote: EndNote X and X1 have not shown any major compatibility issues with OS X 10.5 Leopard. The EndNote program appears to act as designed when performing all basic functions.
  • Filemaker: All FileMaker 9 products are now compatible with Leopard.
  • MacVector: The latest version, MacVector 9.5, is pretty much Leopard compatible. We tested it during development on early development releases from Apple, and we've done limited testing on the released version of Leopard. Other than a few minor issues MacVector 9.5 runs fine. The minor issues are that the fonts shown in the picture alignment view have been replaced by the new Braille font. This can be temporarily circumvented by changing the font. But if you use that particular function a lot, you might find it easier to create a "template" file with the fonts already changed and add new sequences for alignments to that. 
  • Lasergene 7.21: Available for Leopard; however, it has not been fully tested. So far, DNA Star has not seen any issues, and will fully support Leopard in version 8 when it is released.