Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1837 Questions from the Community
Beginning with OS 10.6 the Mac must have an Intel processor, not a PowerPC processor.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 10 12, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have a mac os x 10.5.8 processor 1.42 GHz powerPC G4 can i update the system?)
Functionally do I need to purchase a new box set if I am going to update from os 10.4.11 to snow Leopard then to Lion if 1movie is all I need?
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Do I have to update my printer and WORD software if I update to Snow Leopard?
I am thinking about getting the Box Set but I am concerned that I will have to update my printer and my Word for Mac software.
- Asked by Angela K from Draper
- 10 1, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I have to update my printer and WORD software if I update to Snow Leopard?)
Assuming your MacBook is Intel-based and has at least 1GB of RAM... yes, snow leopard will work. (I "upgraded" my late-2006 iMac from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 07 30, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Mac os x 10.4 on a 2006 MacBook, can I buy snow leopard? Will it work on my computer?)
My wife's MacBook is running Tiger 10.4.11. As I understand it, I need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard. Disc drive doesn't work. How 2 upgrade?
I can purchase Snow Leopard from Apple, but can I install the OS by using a second MacBook's DVD drive using a firewire?
- Asked by William S from Newtown
- 01 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (My wife's MacBook is running Tiger 10.4.11. As I understand it, I need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard. Disc drive doesn't work. How 2 upgrade?)
Snow Leopard can be installed in a variety of ways.
1) From the internal optical drive (if available)
2) From an external optical drive
3) From the optical drive on another PC or Mac on the same network. (If a PC, when you put the Snow Leopard disk in its optical drive, open the folder "DVDCDSharing" and then launch the program "RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe".) (If the other computer is a Mac, insert Snow Leopard DVD and use the "Remote Install Mac OS X.app" which should be in the Utilities folder on the other Mac.)
4) From a bootable external hard drive or a USB flash drive (flash drive should be least 8GB in size). (Use disk utility to make the flash drive or external hard drive partition bootable. * ) Then, also using Disk Utility, create a DMG file of the Snow Leopard DVD, and then restore it to the USB flash drive or external hard drive. Insert USB flash drive into MacBook (or connect the external hard drive) and start up from it to install Snow Leopard.
5) From a new small, partition on the MacBook (at least 8 GB in size). Use Disk Utility to create the new partition * . Then, using Disk Utility on another Mac, create a DMG file of the Snow Leopard install disk and either put on a flash stick or copy the DMG file over network to the main partition on the MacBook. Restore the DMG from the file to the new, bootable partition. Start up from the new bootable partition and install Snow Leopard.
Any one of the above methods should work. For more detailed step by step instructions search for "Remote Install of Mac OS X".
* In option 4 or 5, to create an Intel Mac bootable partition or flash drive, select the hard drive or flash drive in Disk Utility, click on the Partitions tab, click on the Option button and select "GUID Partition Table" for the partition you want to boot from. Note that GUID should be default format for partitions on internal drives, but you have to specify that format for external and flash drives.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 01 28, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My wife's MacBook is running Tiger 10.4.11. As I understand it, I need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard. Disc drive doesn't work. How 2 upgrade?)
How can i determine what operating system i have
- Asked by Peg W from Eden Prairie
- 02 1, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How can i determine what operating system i have)
Click the Apple Logo in your menu bar located in the far left corner. From there choose "About this Mac".
Your Operating System version should appear under the Apple Logo and Mac OS X. (Ex. Version 10.5.8)
- Answered by Brandon S from Anna
- 02 4, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How can i determine what operating system i have)
The development tools are provided on the DVD that shipped with your Mac, but they are quickly obsolete.
To obtain the latest developer tools software XCode, please go to: developer.apple.com
Here you will find a link to the iPhone dev center and the Mac dev center. Both locations will have downloads that allow you to develop on either platform.
- Answered by Matthew Y from Iowa City
- 06 13, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (is development tools installed in the mac?)
what printer will work with Mac OS X version 10.6.8
- Asked by Karen B from San Rafael
- 04 19, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (what printer will work with Mac OS X version 10.6.8)
It does not. The latest you can upgrade too is just Leopard
- Answered by Will V from Glendora
- 10 22, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does this operating system upgrade work with the imac g5 that meets all the specifacations?)
Can Snow Leopard be downloaded?
- Asked by James C from San Diego
- 12 13, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Can Snow Leopard be downloaded?)
No, you have to buy the disk for $29
- Answered by William H from Chatsworth
- 12 14, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can Snow Leopard be downloaded?)
No. You must have an Intel-based Mac.
Snow Leopard requirements: 1) Intel-based Mac, 2) 1 GB Ram, 3) 5 GB available disk space, 4) DVD drive.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 12 8, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can i upgrade my powerbook G4 with snow leopard)
can i upgrade from jaguar to snow leopard?
- Asked by Kasey K from Eau Claire
- 10 11, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (can i upgrade from jaguar to snow leopard?)
my mac is intel based with a ATI Radeon GD 2600 Pro graphics card. Can I upgrade to snow leopard?
I have an I Mac intel core 2 Duo, 1 processor, Cores 2, Memory 2 GB, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro Graphics Card, 256 MB Vram. Do I have to add or change anything in my computer in order to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Is the graphics card compatible. Currently have 10.5.8(9L31a)
- Asked by Darlene M from Rockaway
- 02 6, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (my mac is intel based with a ATI Radeon GD 2600 Pro graphics card. Can I upgrade to snow leopard?)
I have a MacBook Pro (bought in 2009) on version 10.5.8 I have 4BG of memory. But I need 5GB for Snow Leopard. Is possible for me to get Snow Leopard?
I have a OS X MacBook Pro bought in 2009(Wich comes with 4GB or memory). It is on version 10.5.8. But to download Snow Leopard I need to have 5GB of memory. Is it still possible for me to obtain Snow Leopard on this mac?Answer
'5GB for Snow leopard' refers to hard drive space needed. The 4GB your Macbook Pro came with refers to its available RAM (live) memory. Snow Leopard only requires 1GB of RAM.
upgrade will reinstall the Image Capture?
I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 and I accidently deleted Image Capture. I don't have the install dvd with me anymore. Can I use this disk to reinstall Image Capture and also upgrade to Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Yue X from Houston
- 09 17, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (upgrade will reinstall the Image Capture?)
The minimum system requirement for 10.6 Snow Leopard is 1 GB of memory. However, I would consider upgrading to at least 2 GB of memory if you plan to use memory-intesive applications like iMovie or intend to consistently run multiple applications simultaneously. You will notice significant system-wide performance increases if you upgrade both the memory and the operating system.
- Answered by Zachary F from Austin
- 05 25, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can Snow function with only 1 GB of memory or do I need to purchase more for my 2007 MacBook?)