Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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what upgrade from mac osx 10.5.8 is best? Do I just purchase 10.6 snow leopard or should I get a later os x? I have 2GHz intel and 2GB memory.
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i have an old g3 ibook can i install snow leopard
- Asked by Steven S from Indianapolis
- 10 20, 09
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Snow Leopard requires you have an Intel Processor, so any of the iBooks, Powerbooks, Powermac, and early iMacs can't be upgraded to Snow Leopard.
Depending on which model of the iBook G3 you have, you can go up to 10.4.11 or 10.5.8. You might want to look into investing in a new Macbook which comes with Snow Leopard pre-installed. They will allow you to have Apple Support on your product, a wide variety of new accessories, plus an overall faster computer with the latest technology.
- Answered by Thomas F from Marstons Mills
- 10 21, 09
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my dvd drive is inop do I have any other options to load this software
my dvd is not reading disk and would like to upgrade to snow leopard. do I have any other options besides replacing my dvd superdrive?
- Asked by Jeffrey P from Westerville
- 10 16, 09
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Replacing your internal drive is usually ~$300.
With newer Macs, you can install software from a DVD in another computer via Wi-Fi. Really cool! With all Macs that have Firewire, you can boot your Mac with the "T" key held down, connect it to a Mac that has a working DVD drive, and install Snow Leopard to your Mac. Your Mac is seen as an external hard drive by the Mac with the working DVD drive.
Lastly, the Genius Bar has done software installs for me. They either use external hard drives with the Operating System on them or they do it from a server. Just bring your Snow Leopard disc as a proof of purchase.
- Answered by Steven M from Durham
- 10 17, 09
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Here is what I have. Can I download snow leopard? Hardware Overview: Machine Name: iMac G5 Machine Model: PowerMac8,2 CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.
want to copy pictures and music to the iPad.
I upgraded an iMac directly from Tiger to Snow Leopard and have had no issues whatsoever.
- Answered by Michael K from Falls Church
- 10 22, 09
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I am still running Mac OS X 10.4.11. I just received a new iPod nano but can't upload music because I need to update to os x 10.5. How do I do this
I also clicked on the apple icon to see if I had software updates and I do not. I have an intel processor but I do not have 1 GB of memory.
- Asked by Jessica P from Lyndon Center
- 01 27, 14
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NO- ilife 09 is to be purchased separate
- Answered by Richard S from Hamburg
- 11 17, 09
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Does anyone know if SL supports HannsG 281 in 1920x1200 mode??
I upgraded from 10.5.6 to 5.8 and it lost this resolution. I want to make sure SL will support it. Apple Care has no data about it.
- Asked by Eric C from Wellesley
- 12 16, 09
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How can I get snow leopard on my MacBook Air
Is there anyway I can get snow leopard on my MacBook Air without buying an external disc drive? Can I use another computer somehow?
- Asked by Daryl P from Malmsbury
- 01 13, 13
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You can use "Remote Disc" - which is an Apple provided utility for accessing another computers disc drive.
If you search for "DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc" in Google, you will get an article form Apple that describes how to do this.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 01 15, 13
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No. it only works w/ Intel based Mac. Leopard may the last Apple OS for Power PC based Mac.
- Answered by Jung K from Los Angeles
- 12 3, 09
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I have a macbook with OSX 10.4.11 I don't use I life or iwork, can I just get the snow leopard upgrade or do I need to buy the box set?
I really have no use for the extra software, so I didnt know if I could get away with just buying snow leopard
- Asked by Rachael B from Waterford
- 11 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a macbook with OSX 10.4.11 I don't use I life or iwork, can I just get the snow leopard upgrade or do I need to buy the box set?)
Yes you will need the box set. Or alternatively you could buy a copy of leopard of an online seller an buy snow leopard. But the value for the box set is tremendous and with the updated iLife 11', now is the best time to buy. Your MacBook must have 1Gb of ram or more to update to snow leopard. Hope I helped :)
When you install Snow Leopard, do you have to reinstall non-apple programs?
I use Photoshop CS2 on a daily basis, and could really benefit from the increased speed offered by Snow Leopard. But I lost my install disks for the Adobe Creative Suite-so if installing Snow Leopard is going to delete Photoshop-it's not gonna work for me. Haha.
- Asked by Annie B from Berkeley
- 12 27, 09
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No because the upgrade doesn't delete any files whatsoever. It just upgrades without doing anything to the data.
- Answered by Maria Sylvia H
- 12 28, 09
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Does Apple still sell Mac OS X Leopard 10.5? I can't find it on the website. Apparently I need 10.5 for iTunes 10.2 so I can use my iPad.
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Short answer: No. If you want to, do so, but if you are violating license agreements, do not (you should NOT be violating license agreements in the first place).
- Answered by Tanner H from Salt Lake City
- 10 10, 09
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I have a Macbook Pro -OSX 10.4.11 2.33 Ghz 2 Intel 2 Duo Tiger. if I upgrade to Snow Leopard will Adobe CS2 still work?
Most interested in using Illustrator - most important and Photoshop second.
- Asked by Lawrence S from Ramsey
- 01 22, 10
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will my computer be faster when i install it
- Asked by Mary A from Eagan
- 02 15, 10
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Yes. I knew when I bought it my Mac would speed up, but I'm shocked at exactly how fast it got. It's amazing, I would definitely get it,
- Answered by Nicholas R from Los Angeles
- 02 15, 10
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I already have iLife '09, i just want to buy snow leopard upgrade and iWork '09, is there a deal just to buy these two together without iLife '09.Answer
Unfortunately not. You can buy the Mac Box Set (includes: iWork 09, iLife 09, and MacOSX) or buy the iWork 09 and Snow Leopard separately.
can i upgrade OS 9.9 to OS 10.6 on a Imac dual intel machine
- Asked by Clifford H from Sherwood Park
- 05 25, 11
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You can do a clean install OS 10.6. Or, you could experiment doing an "upgrade".
This is what I would recommend either way...
Create a new hard drive partition or borrow an external hard drive. (If using an external, transfer/clone your internal partition with OS 9 to it, and make sure you can start up your iMac from the external hard drive. This is so you can go back to your former OS for whatever reason.) Then begin installing Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) to the new internal hard drive partition or, if you moved everything to an external HD, to the internal hard drive by first erasing the internal (see link below).
All Snow Leopard install disks are capable of doing a clean install (including the US$29 disk). Follow these instructions (which includes instructions on erasing/formatting the partition where OS 10.6 will be installed):
When I did the clean install using the $29 disk, during the installation I was asked if I wanted to import the OS Settings, Applications and/or Files from my external hard drive that had OS 10.4.11 on it. I don't know if the installer will try to import from OS 9.
There are a few questions that I have of you:
1) I don't recall OS 9 going past version OS 9.2.
2) Are you sure you have OS 9 on a iMac dual intel? I thought all iMac dual intel computers came with OSX.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 05 26, 11
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