Can I upgrade to snow leopard if i am currently running on a mac os x 10.5.8 with intel core 2 duo.. I am new to Mac and appreciate the feedback..

I am new to apple and I have a Mac OS X v10.5.8, intel core 2 Duo with 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I would like to upgrade to the newer version, but now sure if I can...

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    Yes, you can install Snow Leopard. You can either use the $29 install disk, or the Mac Box Set which includes iLife and iWorks.

    While Snow Leopard's requirements are: 1) Intel-based Mac, 2) 1 GB RAM, 3) 5 GB available hard drive space, 4) DVD drive... some people think you get better performance with 2 GB RAM or more.

    Snow Leopard can be installed directly over Mac OS 10.5.8. However, my preference, is to install on a freshly formatted partition or hard drive, then import settings, applications, and/or files from the partition with the old Mac OS (the install will give you that opportunity). The reason for doing this is that a Mac can startup from different partitions/hard drives. Thus, if you find something not working quite right after the install, you can start up from the old OS until you figure out how to get it to work in Snow Leopard. I had no problems with any programs, but some print drivers took a few days to get to work in Snow Leopard.