Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10) - What Works?

New Apple computers are shipping with Yosemite.  The IT Service Center will provide limited assistance with software and services running on Yosemite, but at this time, all Brown services do not work consistently with this operating system.

For those who are already using Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), CIS recommends you apply Apple's 10.10.4 update. Details are available here: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1820?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Known Issues

CIS is not aware of any issues with Yosemite that do not have a work-around described on the table below. If new issues arise as we continue testing Brown's software and services, updates will be provided on this page.

Compatibility Table

The table below describes software and services that were tested on Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10):

  • An "X" in the column titled "Works As Is" requires no special consideration to install, run or uninstall the software.
  • An "X" in the "Exceptions" column means the software may be able to run with some user intervention. Notes for exceptions will appear in the "Comments" column.
  • An "X" in the "Does Not Work" column means the software is not compatible with Yosemite.

Please note that all functions of applications may not have been tested. Testing of operating system updates are ongoing. Please report any functionality issues to the IT Service Center.

Installing some software may require gatekeeper to be disabled. See Apple's instructions for disabling gatekeeper: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290


Name Works AS IS Exceptions Does NOT work Comments
Acrobat Pro XI
Acrobat Reader 11 X
After Effects CC X
Audition CC X
Bridge CC X
ChemBioDraw Ultra (current) X
Cyberduck X
Dreamweaver CC X
Edge Animate CC X
EndNote X7 X
Excel (2011) X
FileMaker Pro 14 X
FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced X
Firefox ESR X
Flash Player X
Fugu (current) X
Garage Band (current) X
Google Chrome X
Identity Finder 6.2 X Newly released version untested.
iDVD (current) X
Illustrator CC X
iMovie (current) X
InCopy CC X
InDesign CC X
iPhoto (current) X
iTunes (current) X
iWeb (current) X
Kaleidagraph X
KeyAccess X
LabVIEW 2013 X OSX 10.10.4 is not supported by LabVIEW 2013 Pro. Installation will still be allowed, but LabVIEW 2013 Pro cannot be guaranteed to operate properly.
Lightroom CC X
Logger Pro 3.7

X Current updates are required.
Maple 18 X
Mathematica 10 X
Matlab r2014b X
Media Encoder CC X
Microsoft Office 2011 X
Muse CC X
NVivo 10 X
OpenOffice 4.0.1 X
Opera (current) X
Photoshop CC X
Powerpoint (2011) X
Prelude CC X
Premiere Pro CC X
Printing - Canon ImageRunners X Print drivers may not yet exist for all Canon printers.
QuickTime Player X
Safari 8 X
Shockwave Player X Current version only
Sibelius 7 X
Sophos 9 X
SpeedGrade X
Stata SE 13 X
Tableau Desktop untested
Tecplot 2015 EX X

TextWrangler 4.5.1 X
VPN - F5 Desktop Client X
Wolfram | Alpha Pro X
Word (2011) X


Name Works AS IS Exceptions Does NOT work Comments
Banner (INB) X

Banner (Self-Service) X
Brown-Guest X
Canvas X
CIS TeamViewer QuickSupport X
Coeus Premium X  
Coeus Lite X
Cognos X Firefox ESR PDF output doesn't open within the browser with the PDF plugin. Open PDF reports outside the browser.
Dept. File Services X
EduRoam X
Gmail X
Healthquest X
IPTV X Safari works. Flash may need to be updated for other browsers.
Kronos X

Currently, there are no known users who are using Mac to access Kronos.

MyAccount X
MyConnection X
PAWPrints (Pharos) Printing X

RemedyWeb X
Shibboleth X
SSL VPN X Browser plugin required.
Web Ledgers X
Web Req X
Wifi.brown.edu (Brown SSID) X
Wireless Connectivity X

Workday X

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