Apple adds Mac OS X Lion compatibility to Leopard Migration Assistant
Issued on Wednesday, Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Leopard resolves an issue that prevented the tool from transferring data to the latest version of Mac OS X, which Apple released in July. The update is a 4.98MB download and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8.
Users should take note, though, that Mac OS X Lion drops support for the Rosetta emulation environment, so any migrated PowerPC applications will not run on the new OS.
Apple released a Migration Assistant Update for Snow Leopard in July, ahead of Lion's arrival on the Mac App Store. The company has also added support for Windows PCs to Migration Assistant in Lion, enabling PC users to more easily make the switch to Mac OS X.
The Cupertino, Calif., Mac maker has been doing some minor housekeeping for Lion this week. On Monday, Apple issued a Lion Recovery Disk Assistant tool that allows the creation of a Recovery Disk on external drives.