As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and Mountain Lion is no exception. OIT recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible.
OIT is currently performing testing on Mountain Lion's behavior/compatibility with the many different software and OIT services related with Macintosh operating systems (findings below). If you wish to help us test Mountain Lion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to share your findings.
|CU-Boulder Web Interface VPN||It should work as long as you have installed Java. If you don't have it installed, you will be prompted to install it. Follow the on screen instructions to do so.|
|CU-Boulder Network Connect VPN||It should work as long as you have installed Java. If you don't have it installed, you will be prompted to install it. Follow the on screen instructions to do so. If you are having problems connecting, follow these instructions.|
Symantec is advising that users currently encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption or SEE Full Disk Encryption for Macs should not upgrade to Mountain Lion at this time There can be serious consequences including loss of data. Please check back to this page for updates.
Note: If you must upgrade, it is vital that you first DECRYPT THE DRIVE and UN-INSTALL PGP, otherwise you could lose your data.
|Large File Transfer Service||Compatible.|
|Office 2011 SP2 with current security updates (version 14.1.3 or later)||Compatible.|
We'll post more information about the compatibility of our services as we learn about it.
If you're curious about whether an application you use frequently is compatible with Mountain Lion, visit the vendor's website to see. Or perform an Internet search using the application name paired with the words "mountain lion compatibility".
We also recommend that you take a look at this third party site, Roaring Apps, which posts the compatibility status of many applications.
OIT recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible.
OIT recommends enabling the Java applet, if it is not already enabled: