Pro Tools Tip Of The Day: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Qualified with Pro Tools 8.0 HD, LE, and M-Powered

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Yes it is one of those rare opportunities you have to hit that software update button and your Pro Tools system won’t meltdown. Details from Digidesign in the jump.

Pro Tools
8.0 HD, LE, and M-Powered systems are now officially qualified with Mac
OS X 10.5.8, as well as the previously qualified Mac OS X 10.5.5,
10.5.6, and 10.5.7.

Pro Tools 8.0 — Mac OS X 10.5.5 or Higher Required
Pro Tools 8.0 software requires
Mac OS X 10.5.5, 10.5.6, 10.5.7, or 10.5.8, and is not compatible with
earlier versions of Leopard. If you have an earlier version of Leopard,
you will need to update your Mac OS using one of the following Combo Updates before installing Pro Tools 8.0:

If you do not own Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), you will need to purchase Leopard from Apple or an authorized Apple distributor. Pro Tools 8 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or earlier versions of Mac OS X.


  • Digidesign testing has shown no known differences
    between 10.5.5, 10.5.6, 10.5.7, or 10.5.8; all are officially qualified
    with Pro Tools HD, LE and M-Powered version 8.0.
  • Downloading one of the “Combo Update” installers is the recommended method of updating your Mac OS.
  • Updating your Mac OS using the built-in Software Update or smaller
    incremental “Delta Update” downloads may not install all required
    components, and is not recommended.

Additional Pro Tools 8.0 Compatibility Information:

For information on official Pro Tools qualification with specific Mac OS X and Windows OS versions, see the following pages:

And the main Compatibility & Upgrades page linked from the top of the forums and the Support section.…~4/nvku2qXZ8yE







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