Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I have a MacBook Pro 4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 2 Mb 800Mhz with Max OS X Version 10.5.8. Can I update the software to Mac OS X Snow Leopard V 10.6?
And also extend the 2Gb? The serial number of my MacBook Pro is W8808EMSYJX (Safari 5.0.6)Answer
The MacBookPro4,1 (with at least 1GB of memory) can be upgraded to MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Once installed, it can be software updated to OS 10.6.8.
Once OS 10.6.8 is installed, and there is at least 2GB of memory, the MacBook Pro can be further upgraded to OS 10.11 (El Capitan). To do so, use the App Store app that comes with OS 10.6.8 to download and install El Capitan.
Since your MacBook Pro has a 2.4GHz processor, it was released early 2008. Officially the maximum memory it can use is 2GB, but some sources state that up to 6GB may be used. (If your MacBook Pro had a 2.5GHz processor, it was released late 2008. That model had an official maximum memory of 4GB, but some sources state that up to 6GB may be used.)
Note: the versions of Safari that came with OS 10.5 through OS 10.8 may not work with some websites as those versions of Safari do not have the latest security protocols. Safari 9 is current, and is compatible with OS 10.9 through OS 10.11. If using an older version of Safari, and having difficulty accessing some secure sites, consider upgrading the OS to OS 10.11, or use a version of a third-party browser that has current security protocols and is compatible with OS 10.6 and later. One example of a third-party browser that meets those requirements: Firefox 45.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- Apr 16, 2016
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can quicktime x play mkv files?
- Asked by Raymond J from Sallisaw
- May 10, 2011
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Not without third-party codecs. But you may download (free from the Mac App Store) an alternative called MPlayerX and it should open the file right away and look/feel very similar to Quicktime X.
- Answered by Joel G from Everett
- Jul 14, 2011
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Can leopard run on a Power Mac G4
- Asked by Michael H from Danville
- Dec 17, 2009
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This appears to be incorrect...you can't run Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) with a PowerPC machine (i.e., G5, G4, etc.) but Leopard (OS X 10.5) appears to work on PowerPC machines:
Unfortunately, I can't add the link to the actual Apple Support article, so go to Apple Support and search for HT3759 which has the requirements for OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
- Answered by Iver W from Chicago
- Dec 19, 2009
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Can i install Snow Leopard on clear hard disk?
I have MacBook (MB061) with Intel.
- Asked by Andrey Z
- Nov 18, 2009
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if it has an intel processor, yes.
- Answered by Joseph H from Worcester
- Jul 30, 2010
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Hi I have a Mac G5 OS X 10.3.9, i would like to update it to the newest version possible. Is Snow Leopard good for me, if not, what should i do?
processor: Dual 1.8 GHz Power PC Mac G5
OS X 10.3.9
Memory: 1 GB DDR SDRAM
- Asked by Dahlia E from New York
- Oct 13, 2009
- Flag as inappropriate (Hi I have a Mac G5 OS X 10.3.9, i would like to update it to the newest version possible. Is Snow Leopard good for me, if not, what should i do?)
Snow Leopard is Intel-only, and your G5 is powered by a non-Intel processor. If you'd like to upgrade your system, Leopard is a very good choice and does work on PowerPC processor Macs. I believe you can still purchase Leopard through various stores that sell Apple products and software. It would certainly be worth it!
Otherwise, you can look at refurbished or new replacement machines that are powered by an Intel Processor. I highly recommend getting a machine that features a Core 2 Duo processor, and would look at the graphics processor vs. the Snow Leopard tech requirements, so that you can maximize the features that 10.6 offers.
- Answered by Michael G from Rochester
- Oct 16, 2009
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Which OS will be installed in default if I get a new 13inch (WITHOUT RETINA DISPLAY) macbook pro now?
Hi guys as the above questions stated, which OS will be installed if I get a new 13inch macbook pro (WITHOUT RETINA DISPLAY)?
Is it possible for me to choose Yosemite instead if it's the latest El Capitan? As there are some problems with El Capitan with a software I intend to use.
Thanks in advance! :)
- Asked by Jackson L
- Apr 24, 2016
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Is iWork 09 compatible with os x 10.6?
I bought iWork 09 for my G5 PowerPc recently. I have just bought an iMac 27" and when I try to open any iWork application on it I get an error message referring me to the developer. Are the two compatible and can I get an update for iWork 09?
- Asked by Tim C
- Jan 31, 2011
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YES. Answer continued from previous post.
The archiving was unnecessary as;
a) iWork '09 is compatible with 10.6.8 CONFIRMED
b) all the parts you are deleting are System related and not user related, so will be reinstalled.
Therefore, delete iWork from /Applications and from /Library/Application Support and reinstall from DVD or DMG.
The versions installed will be Keynote 5.0, Numbers 2.0 and Pages 4.0. These will still not work, but Software Update should now offer you three updates as follows;
iWork Update 4 9.0.4
iWork Update 5 9.0.5
iWork Update 6 9.1
Applying all of these (no restart needed), will take the app versions to Keynote 5.1 (1018), Numbers 2.1 (436) and Pages 4.1 (923).
These will now work with 10.6.8. Most likely any version of 10.6, but I am being precise as that version is my only experience. To be exact my Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro also had the OSX Updates 10.6.8 v 1.1, and the 10.6.8 Supplemental Update applied, however I think these are mainly for correcting issues when Migrating or Upgrading to Lion OS X 10.7, so I doubt they are necessary to allow iWork '09 to work.
Good Luck and Enjoy. I wish this was already answered to save me the time!
- Answered by M J P
- Sep 20, 2011
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I have a mac book 10.5.8 can i still upgrade to snow leopard
read the title
- Asked by Tom D from Pacific Palisades
- Feb 15, 2010
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yes, just buy the disc, install it, done. It should take around 40-50mins.
- Answered by Katherine M
- Feb 17, 2010
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can i buy mac os x 10.6 for my mac os x version 10.5.8?
- Asked by Chelsey S from Waianae
- Jun 9, 2011
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Yes, as long as you have an Intel Mac (all Macs newer than 2007).
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- Jun 10, 2011
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How to download app store and do i need snow leopard?
I asked a worker in the apple store today what is the best way to create a website and he said i would be able to download the app store and then use rapidweaver but do i have to buy snow leopard first? and he said no price would be included apart from the £30 for rapidweaver. i have a Macbook?
- Asked by Katie M
- Jan 27, 2011
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You will need Snow Leopard and it will need to be upgraded to the current version that contains the AppStore (i.e. the first version of Snow Leopard, 10.6.1 won't do -- you will need to update to 10.6.6 or later. So after you install Snow Leopard, be sure to upgrade it. Then purchases Lion from the AppStore and install from the downloaded file.
Note, though that many older programs that did run on Snow Leopard under Rosetta are no longer supported under Lion, so if you have an older machine and older programs (many games and older specialized programs have not been upgraded), then it may not be wise to upgrade to Lion (or if you do, install it on an additional partition, if this is possible, rather than wiping out Snow Leopard). Many people, myself included, greatly dislike the changes to the OS that have come into Lion from IOS system designed for the iPhone/iPad/iPod, so look before you leap.
- Answered by Peter C from Newton
- Jun 1, 2012
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OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade for multiple computers.
I have an iMac and a Macbook that need upgrading to Snow Leopard. Do I need to purchase 2 Snow Leopard DVD packages? Is there a family pack available? There is no description of the license requirements for Snow Leopard on the Apple Store page. (In fact, it's difficult to find Snow Leopard in the store at all!)
- Asked by Katherine K from The Woodlands
- Feb 10, 2013
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You "should" have a separate license for each Mac, but can use the same Snow Leopard DVD for all installations.
Before Lion and Mountain Lion were released, there was a Family Pack (which provided licenses for up to 5 macs in a household) and there was the "normal package" which provided a single license. Both packages contained the identical single installation disc, but provided a different number of licenses. Family Pack was $49, and the single license package was $29.
After Lion and Mountain Lion were released, the Family Pack was no longer available. BUT, the single license disc dropped in price to $20. (Which, in your case, makes buying two single license packages less costly than the Family Pack.)
When you are at the Apple Store website, simply type "Snow Leopard" in the search field at the top right (next to the "Support" tab).
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- Feb 11, 2013
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That means you have Leopard, and need to upgrade to Snow Leopard, which you can only buy online on apple.com. As a precaution, make sure you've backed up your files before doing so. After you've done that, upgrade to Lion, which is the only OS as of right now that has the iCloud feature. Later, mountain Lion will too, but that's months from now. Once you have Snow Leopard, you will have the app store. Through there, you can download Lion to your computer.
- Answered by Jessica H from Yonkers
- Apr 24, 2012
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Is this an instant download?
- Asked by Lola R from Tampa
- Aug 30, 2015
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Snow Leopard will only work on Intel Based Mac Hardware.
The version you currently have (Leopard) is the last supporting OS for the Power PC Processor.
- Answered by Gary H from Hockley
- Dec 8, 2009
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Can I load Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.8?
Do I need to upgrade to snow leopard first, in order to install windows 7 using the boot camp assistant?
- Asked by Andrew B from Anacortes
- Jun 16, 2010
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How to upgrade 10.4.11 PowerMac PC
I have a very old PowerMac G5 that I want to upgrade and apparently Leopard (10.5.8) is the latest version that it supports. Where can I buy that software?
- Asked by Maria W from Springfield
- Jan 23, 2016
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Leopard (OS 10.5).
Minimum requirements for OS 10.5:
• A Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or Power PC G4 (867 MHz or faster) processor
• 512 MB memory or more
• A DVD drive for installation
• 9 GB of available disk space or more
Snow Leopard and Lion will not run on a Power PC G5 processor.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- Dec 21, 2011
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can mac os x 10.6 handle next gen video games?
- Asked by Anthony V from Battlecreek
- Jun 5, 2014
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