After so many frustrating crashes with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 and Adobe Flash CS3 and the Wacom Cintiq 20WSX’s driver, I decided to revert back to 10.5.1, the original version of the OS when I first got my Mac Pro and the same state of everything the first time I installed the Cintiq.
Everything was done on Sunday. I’ve worked the whole day of Monday and it was crash free.
I was relieved and a bit pissed at the same time.
Obviously, I was happy I had no incidents yesterday. I would have pulled my hair out if, after all those configuration, a crash would still occur.
On thing I had to give up with all of this is that some applications do not run on 10.5.1. One of this application that I have is Aperture 2. I bought a license for this Raw Photo Editing software a few months ago and when I tried to reinstall it, it would not let me because it says it only runs on 10.5.2.
Now, should I risk upgrading to that version just to run Aperture 2 on the Mac Pro? I decided not to and instead to install Aperture 2 on my iMac, which has 10.5.3. I would be sacrificing a lot of processing power, but I only use Aperture on occasion and not full time.
So there is my initial impressions. I don’t know if I have come up with the complete solution to my issues. It’s not strange for me to be running an older version of Leopard because I do hear a lot of Mac users who refuses to do an update lest that new update breaks something. In my case, it did, big time!