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Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v. 10.6)


OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the latest release of the Mac OS X operating system.

Available to

All CCHMC employees


Please ensure that the software you run currently on your Mac is compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Listed below are some commonly used applications and any reported compatibility issues. Continue to check this page for updates. Also see compatibility lists being compiled at and

Application Compatibility Status Notes
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Yes After restoring from Time Machine you may get a license error.
Adobe Acrobat 9 Yes Must apply 9.1.3 update to install PDF printer.
Adobe CS2 Suite Not working PPC Only Binary; possibly supported under rosetta.
Parallels 3 No Does not work in 3.0. Upgrade to version 4 or higher.
GeneSpring 7.3.1 No Unable to install. Incorrect Java.
Kronos Workaround available 64-bit Safari crashes. Workaround: use 32-bit Safari or Firefox.
FinchTV 1.4 Workaround available Crashes when trying to open a file.  Workaround: only drag files into FinchTV; do not use the open feature.
FileMaker 10 Yes Must apply 10.3 v3 update.
Cincinnati Children's ScreenSaver No Unable to run.  Requires 32-bit.
Prism 4 No Version 5 works.
McAfee VirusScan 8.6.1 No McAfee Security v1.0 will be provided by IS when it is available (before Aug 31).