Warning to Mac users: upgrading

Started Jul 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Warning to Mac users: upgrading
Jul 1, 2011

i've got no axe to grind on this whatsoever (early mac user although now on win7, daughter's a mac user, we own ipod's of various sorts, an iPhone, etc...), this is just meant as a friendly warning. i'm the forums administrator for the LightZone forums, and on or about the 28th or 29th of June, 2011, several of our members posted to our forums relating to inability to use LightZone v3.9 with their most recent Mac upgrades (Java5 in one case, OS 10.6.8--i think--in another). we had some back and forth about the issue, whose fault it was, etc., but our investigations so far point to it being an Apple problem.

the most recent post just a while ago (July 1) from one member reports that he has effectively wiped out his data on his machine after upgrading---all programs, activation codes, passwords, bookmarks, etc, and worst of all, all his documents and 700+ photos from a resent trip to Africa.

so: if you haven't already, backup before you upgrade! and check out the relevant Mac user forums!
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