Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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If you're talking about iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, etc., no. These programs are in the iLife Suite. If you have your original grey disks, the iLife suite is included on these disks. Or if you purchased iLife as a standalone, then obviously you can just reinstall from this. The only applications that come part of snow leopard are Safari, iChat, Photobooth, Mail, and other utilities.
- Answered by Cody T from Pearland
- 10 16, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (when i do a clean install snow leopard does it install applications that come with mac preinstalled with snow leopard)
I have only had my new MacBook Pro since 9/10 a gift, I am new to Mac should I upgrade before I start using fully
As I haven't even got to grips with what I have, would it be beneficial to upgrade to have the newest system, what are the benefits and will it differ greatly.
10.5.8 is ok
- Answered by Alfred S from West Sacramento
- 11 20, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need Snow Leopard OS to develop iPhone Apps using Xcode 3.*.* or is Leopard 10.5.8 still OK ?)
I have one Leopard and One Tiger Mac. Is it actually cheaper to get one Box set and one single user upgrade than getting the family pack?
- Asked by Scott P from San Francisco
- 03 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have one Leopard and One Tiger Mac. Is it actually cheaper to get one Box set and one single user upgrade than getting the family pack?)
If I ran the math on this from here in Washington State, the short answer is that you'd break even with both options provided your newer Mac already had '09 software (which is possible if the newer Mac was purchased between February and September of '09).
1 Snow Leopard: $29
1 Box Set: $169
Subtotal: $198 +10% Tax=$219
1 Family Pack: $199 +10%=$220
Stay on guard. If the Tiger-based Mac is any model Mac from 2005 or earlier, it won't make the jump to Snow Leopard at all since you would have a PowerPC chip in it. Many features of the new suites require Intel chips, thus the box set would provide only limited benefit to older Macs than '06. Even with the Family Pack, you COULD move Leopard onto the older Mac and install iLife and iWork.
If BOTH Macs are newer than '06, then the more cost-effective upgrade would be the family pack. For the same price as your package (~$220 with tax up here included), you could cover both of them with one box and be sure each is up-to-date.
That's about the best info I have. Good luck!
This site won't let me post the URL, but it is www.apple.com slash macosx slash uptodate
- Answered by Nicholas S from Santa Clara
- 10 9, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Just bought my Mac in August. Where do I find the application form to get Snow Leopard for $13?)
I have a Mac Mini on 10.4.11 & I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard
It says on Snow Leopard spec that I need 1 gig of Ram and 3 gig of memory.
I have one of the early base models, 1.5GHz, Intel Core Solo, 512MB 667 MHz, will it still be able to handle SL?
- Asked by Jon M
- 04 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a Mac Mini on 10.4.11 & I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard)
Does snow leopard support HP Deskjet 6940?
I am installing Snow Leopard on my iMac purchased in July 2006. It now has Tiger, 10.4.11. My printer is HP Deskjet 6940. Will there be a print driver on Snow Leopard to support this printer?
- Asked by Mary M from Seattle
- 06 11, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Does snow leopard support HP Deskjet 6940?)
I have version 3.2(7b367) & I need version 4.0 or newer to be able to download books from the California library. How do I obtain this software?
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i have Snow Leopard on my i-Mac up to date ... my girlfriend has an older (5yrs?) Mac Book ... we both use the MacBook for travel. can i use my SL?
my wife and I share the same 10.4.11 - 2 Ghz intel core duo mac users. do i need family pack of snowleopard
want to upgrade to snow leopard
- Asked by Craig S from Seattle
- 01 6, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (my wife and I share the same 10.4.11 - 2 Ghz intel core duo mac users. do i need family pack of snowleopard)
The family pack is intended for multiple computers. If you have several users on one computer, you don't need the family pack.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 01 7, 11
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I have MS Office 2008 for Mac. When I upgrade to Snow Leopard, will I lose it?
I downloaded MS Office from my university and cannot download it again. If I lose it, it's gone for good.
Also, I'm running Tiger with a 2.2 GHz Intel processor, so I believe I can go straight from Tiger to Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Ashlyn B from Somerset
- 12 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have MS Office 2008 for Mac. When I upgrade to Snow Leopard, will I lose it?)
No, you shouldn't loose anything when UPGRADING to snow leopard. However, some softwares will require you to enter the serial number again, so if you still have the box from MS Office there shouldn't be a problem.
Yes you can go straight from Tiger to Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Vladimir G from Fairfax
- 01 6, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have MS Office 2008 for Mac. When I upgrade to Snow Leopard, will I lose it?)
Does Apple still support Snow Leopard? Is it safe to use?
- Asked by Kluuni O from Akron
- 04 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does Apple still support Snow Leopard? Is it safe to use?)
I have 2 mac in 10.5.8 do i need to buy 2 snow leopard?
I have 2 mac in leopard 10.5.8. I wanna upgrade it to maveric. But in order to do that i have to upgrade it first to snow leopard. Should i buy 2 copies of snow leopard or just 1. Thank you for the info
- Asked by Ardhian S
- 12 8, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have 2 mac in 10.5.8 do i need to buy 2 snow leopard?)
Nope. When you upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, your applications and settings are still preserved and any application designed for Mac OS X Leopard should run faultlessly on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
I hope that this has answered your question.
- Answered by Alexander C from Wilburton, Ely
- 11 17, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (When updating will I loose the Microsoft for Mac software that I already have? It is for the version right before OS X 10.6.)
Hello. My Imac frequently stalls (Rainbow Mouse Pointer). I use OS X 1.5.8. Does it make sense to upgrade to Snow Leopard? Steven Switzerland
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