Originally Posted by tinman0
Lets be fair - you are using software that was released in 2004!
Filemaker Pro 7 is 7 years
old this year!
The simple answer is - don't upgrade to Lion. No one is making you upgrade.
(Anyway, Ebay is showing boxed FMP9 for $80.)
Thanks everyone for the comments. Everyone had some good positions to bring to the subject.
I sure wish I knew about FMP9 before I just bought 2 latest version FMP's. Waiting to get the 3rd license until we can afford it. We really only have 2 people using 3 Macs, 2 in the office and 1 in the partner's home.
The partner can still connect to the Mac at the office via Screen Sharing (at least I hope its still there in Lion). We also use Acclivity Network Edition for the Mac (Business Acctg Pkg) and pay monthly for all support w/included upgrades.
Office 2008 is on all Macs right now.
Someone responded the Mac is not a business machine. I'm surprised of that opinion. I've bought Macs since the 1st one released. And I thought OSX, Fusion for Mac on beefy hardware and RAM, has been a real winner.
I keep the MacPro on 24/7 with Windows XP or 7 running and probably 30 applications across both platforms. And to think, neither have ever crashed
\ (ah, the luxury of tons of RAM memory).
Of course I do restart once a week or when updates require along with Disk Permissions maintenance. Use 2 separate backups, one to an internet spare HD and another to an external Firewire. Use Carbon Copy on the External HD and Time Machine on the Internal spare HD.
So, besides price points, theres no reason to run two separate machines anymore. I position Mac OSX on one 23" display, and Fusion for MAC's running OS (Windows) on the 2nd 23" monitor. Yes, displays can be set up anyway you want. It's just easy, real-estate wise, to click on the display of each OS to "bring-to-front" that OS.
One contributor mentioned booting Snow Leopord on a separate drive for abandoned Rosetta apps, like Quicken 2007. I guess that's the way I'll have to go. I don't want to loose 20 years of data. And until an Intel OSX app can do full home accounting, there's really no choice.