Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1852 Questions from the Community
does snow leopard 10.6 support microsoft word 2008
- Asked by Kate S from Elsternwick
- 10 26, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (does snow leopard 10.6 support microsoft word 2008)
You can choose to do either.
- Answered by William K V from Glendora
- 12 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I was just wondering if this was an upgrade disc or was this a complete install?)
how do i install Mac OS X 10.6 snow leopard running Mac OS X 10.5.8
- Asked by Steve L from Carlsbad
- 03 8, 14
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Have 10.4.11 want to upgrade to 10.6 can I?
I have 10.4.11 installed currently but want to have 10.6.
Firstly can I upgrade using this from 10.4.11 to 10.6?
Second will I have to do a clean install or will the upgrade keep all my documents, applications and settings intact?
Thanks very much.
- Asked by Jamie K
- 04 6, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Have 10.4.11 want to upgrade to 10.6 can I?)
You can upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.6 if you have a Mac with an Intel processor and if you buy the Mac Box Set. Go to the apple online store and search for Mac box set. The box set also comes with iLife.
- Answered by Sally M from Saint Louis
- 04 8, 11
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Yes! Leopard Server will run extremely well on a PowerPC G5, just make sure you have the right amount of RAM and Hard Drive space, which you should have!
- Answered by Ryan T from Mundesley
- 11 18, 09
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Does Bootcamp support Windows 7, 64-bit?
- Asked by Paul T from Richmond
- 12 29, 09
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Yes, it totally supports that software.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 04 29, 11
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First, OS 10.10 was free. Never had a "price".
Second, both OS 10.9 and OS 10.10 are discontinued and not available. Apple discontinued those versions because any Mac that can support OS 10.9 or OS 10.10 can also support OS 10.11 (the current version, which is also free.)
The only other OS X versions still available from Apple are OS 10.6, OS 10.7, OS 10.8. They cost US$20 each.
You must have Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.8) or later in order to upgrade to later versions of OS X.
To go to OS 10.11, use the App Store app that is installed with OS 10.6.8 and later versions.
(To upgrade to OS 10.7 or OS 10.8, go to the online Apple Store to purchase a redemption code which then will let you download and install through the App Store app.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 01 28, 16
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how do i upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.7
- Asked by Gregory C from Clifton
- 06 6, 15
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will my final cut pro 7 work with snow leopard?
- Asked by Marco A C from Los Angeles
- 10 18, 09
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Final Cut Pro 7 is compatibly with Snow Leopard. It is fully compatible with a Mac running 10.5.6 or higher. You can be assured that current apple products are all tested to make sure they are fully compatible with the OS and if not, patches are released. Check for software updates to make sure there are no updates that could possible fix any bugs users had.
- Answered by Thomas F from Marstons Mills
- 10 21, 09
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Can Mac OS Snow Leopard be installed on an early 2014 MacMini (2.3 gHZ Intel Core i7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM)?
Snow Leopard would be installed on a thunderbolt external hard drive so that the Mac Mini can run older software not compatible with Mavericks and later Mac OS.
- Asked by Charles V from Scottsdale
- 12 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can Mac OS Snow Leopard be installed on an early 2014 MacMini (2.3 gHZ Intel Core i7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM)?)
You will most likely not be able to "install" Snow Leopard, but you may be able to "use" Snow Leopard on your MacMini.
I purchased a refurbished 2011 iMac direct from Apple in 2013. It came with OS 10.8. I could not install Snow Leopard on that iMac (the installer software would not run). However, if Snow Leopard was already installed on an external hard drive using an older iMac, then Snow Leopard ran without any issues on the refurbished iMac when the external drive was connected to the refurbished iMac.
I encountered same situation as you where I have some software, including a driver for an expensive scanner, that will not run on anything after OS 10.6.8. I have Snow Leopard running with the scanner software on a small partition on the refurbished iMac's internal hard drive. I did this by creating a small 8GB partition on an older iMac and installed Snow Leopard there. Then used Disk Utility to make a DMG image of the partition and copied the DMG to a USB drive. Connected USB drive to refurbished iMac, moved DMG file to main partition on internal drive and, using Disk Utility, RESTORED the DMG to a new 30GB partition on internal drive. (Make sure the new partition has been formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled) before restoring the DMG to it.) Snow Leopard runs perfectly . . . I can use scanner anytime I startup from that partition . . . life is good.
On Macs, one does not need a separate external HD to be able to run different versions of OS X. Each partition on a HD can have its own OS installed. One can also install the same OS on different partitions to test various OS configurations, or test software during development, knowing it will not make a mess of your main OS installation. Simply use the Start Disk system preference, or press the OPTION key during start up to choose partition to start from.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 12 11, 15
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i have a mac os x, power book g4, with the panda software ( 10.3.9) . can i just upgrade to the snow leopard? or what do i do?
1 gb free space
70 gb of space
power book g4Answer
No, but you may be able to go up to Leopard 10.5.8 if your hardware meets the specs. the highest you can go to on a PPC is 10.5.8.
- Answered by John D from North Royalton
- 11 4, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have a mac os x, power book g4, with the panda software ( 10.3.9) . can i just upgrade to the snow leopard? or what do i do?)
Yes! If you have an optical drive and at least 1GB of RAM, you can install Snow Leopard on a "totally-erased" hard drive using the retail disk.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 06 29, 13
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I have osx leopard 10.5.8 With I life 09 and iworks 09. I would like to update to snow leopard, should I get The bundle or the standard update?Best Answer:
If you have Mac OS X v10.5 with iLife '09 and iWork '09 installed you don't really need the Mac Box Set. Just upgrade your OS to Mac OS X v10.6, everything should work okay.
do I need snow leopard to sync my iphone 5 to my macbook os x which I bought in 2009?
It won't let me sync my new iphone without the 10.6 version software.
- Asked by Shakira D from Melbourne
- 03 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (do I need snow leopard to sync my iphone 5 to my macbook os x which I bought in 2009?)
Yes. I had to install it on my MacBook I bought in '09
- Answered by Chris S from Phoenix
- 08 2, 13
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will snow leopard work on imac g5 17 inch 2006
I have a 2006 imac g5 intel duo core with 10.4.
- Asked by Michael C from Garden City
- 02 21, 16
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What does this soft wear do?
- Asked by Costakis K
- 03 2, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What does this soft wear do?)
"Mac OS" is the Operating System for the Mac. It is what makes a Mac work. It is what causes all the windows, icons and menus to display on the monitor. It allows programs/applications to open and run. It also organizes how files will be stored on a hard drive. Basically, it provides the interface for the user to interact with the Mac.
The Mac OS has had many codenames over the years as the code has been improved and new releases are made.
The Mac OS that was released in the summer of 2009 was Mac OS X 10.6 (codenamed "Snow Leopard"). Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") was released in summer 2011. The last "update" to "Snow Leopard" was Mac OS X 10.6.8.
If one has an older Mac with an Intel processor and Mac OS 10.5 or earlier, one needs to install "Snow Leopard" and update it to OS 10.6.8 in order to install any later version of the Mac OS that is compatible with that Mac. The current Mac OS release is Mac OS 10.10 ("Yosemite").
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 03 4, 15
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does Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard give you Icloud?
I wanted to have icloud on my old mac which is a Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and was unable so I upgrated my software with Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard and when I went to system preferences to find icloud was not there only time machine which I do not want to use. How can I get icloud?
- Asked by Christal K from Glendale
- 04 30, 14
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how to upgrade 10.5.2 to 10.7.2
I want to upgrade my macbook to 10.7.2 so i can use icloud with my ipad 2
how do i do this?
- Asked by Sharon M from Toronto
- 01 5, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (how to upgrade 10.5.2 to 10.7.2)
Make sure your MacBook has at a minimum the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2 GB of memory.
Upgrade to Snow Leopard ($29 single license, $49 for five licenses) and do software updates to OS 10.6.8.
Once Snow Leopard OS 10.6.8 is running, then do either of the following:
1) download $30 Lion app from the Mac App Store to upgrade your single Mac to Lion, or,
2) buy Lion USB stick ($69) from Apple Store, which allows you to install Lion on all Macs owned by you that are currently running Snow Leopard.
You may wish to clone your current Leopard partition to another bootable partition and then upgrade only one of the clone partitions. This allows you to "go back" and start up from OS 10.5.2 if an app does not work once you have Lion installed.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 01 6, 12
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AppleWorks 6.2.9 works fine on my iMac Intel 2 Core Duo with Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Jim L from Glade Hill
- 01 21, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am using AppleWorks6.2.9 with 10.5.8 , if i upgrade to Snow Leopard will i still be able to use AppleWorks)