It's bad enough that Apple's new 8-core machines, which are only available with Leopard, cripple Shake, but what's much worse is that you can't use the new machines at all if you are running an Apple SAN!
We, like many much larger operations, run all our audio and edit suites to a common Apple SAN. We're in the middle of a facility expansion and we CANNOT add more rooms with current Macs!
Apple says that connecting a single Leopard suite will break the SAN and endanger all our audio and video resources. Yikes!
Apple will not sell the new machines with Tiger and they tell us that trying to load Tiger on the new machines can be problematical.
We spent six figures on our Apple SAN system and now we can't add rooms? What really hurts is that we went with Apple's SAN because we felt sure that whatever OS modifications Apple made, they were sure to work with the SAN.
What are we supposed to do? Buy used Macs until they get it sorted? Then spend thousands more to upgrade to the new Macs? Create stand-alone rooms and slowly push resources via Ethernet?
I've been an Apple evangelist since the SE30 (you kids just insert a long, long time) and it really pains me to have to post that Apple has really dropped the ball in a big way with this one.
Ever since OSX, Apple has been bullet-proof. Everything worked and it worked every time, all the time.
I've been urgently requesting resolution of this issue with Apple for a while now without success.
I promise to post here when/if Apple is able to fix this severe problem.
Best regards to all,