Known issues with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) at IU

Following is information about the status of known university-wide Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) issues at Indiana University.

See How to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion before purchasing and installing the upgrade.

IU does not have a volume license agreement for Apple software. Individuals can purchase Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store; departments should follow the guidelines in About departmental app and book purchases for Mac and iOS devices at IU.

  • If you use FileVault with Mac OS X 10.6, decrypt your home directory before installing Mountain Lion, and then encrypt your entire drive using FileVault 2. See About FileVault 2 in the Apple knowledge base for details.
  • To reinstall or recover Mountain Lion, you must have an active internet connection. If you are on campus at IU, UITS recommends using the wired Ethernet network instead of wireless. However, if IU Secure is your only option, see Connect to an IU wireless network in macOS if I am booted from my Recovery HD. Once you have Mountain Lion installed, you can use IU Secure normally (e.g., for installation of software updates).
  • Boot Camp no longer offers driver support for Windows Vista.
  • PowerPC applications do not run in Mac OS X 10.8. IU no longer distributes any PowerPC applications, but some users may still have older versions of software installed on their system (e.g., versions of Microsoft Office older than 2008); these will no longer work.
  • UITS does not recommend versions of PGP prior to 10.2.1 MP5. For additional details, see Symantec's Mac OS X and Supported Versions of Symantec Encryption Desktop (Formerly PGP Desktop).

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Last modified on 2018-10-10 18:11:35.

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