Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I want to upgrade my MAC OS X 10.5.8 to use icloud with my new iphone 4S. What software and OS upgrades will I need to make this work?
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Asked by Peter B from Bowmanville
- 03 6, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I want to upgrade my MAC OS X 10.5.8 to use icloud with my new iphone 4S. What software and OS upgrades will I need to make this work?)
Did you upgrade successfully? I am curious. I have an older Macbook Pro (circa 2008) and the upgrade to Lion pretty much destroyed it. I've had to erase and reformat the hard drive, and reinstall Leopard to get it working again. With Lion, it would not boot to anything but a scrambled screen. The geniuses at the Apple store told me a I needed a $750 video card. Sure, on a 4 year old machine.
Once I started doing more research, I found out this was a rampant issue and that Apple was aware of it. Luckily, I have a non-Apple backup (iDrive for Mac) and was able to restore the majority of my documents, music and photos. I've lost some things, some apps, some music, but most of all, my faith and opinion in/of Apple. This is not malicious, just a fact.
Of well. Consider yourself warned about Lion with older machines. Great features in Lion, just best used on a newer machine. I still prefer Apple to the alternative, but they are no longer on the pedestal I had them on before.
I purchased a Mac second hand and it didn't come with an OS. I can only find 10.6 UPGRADE. How do I get the FULL version of 10.6?Best Answer:
You do not need any other full version. 10.6 upgrade itself is the full version. So, if you don't have existing OS then just go ahead and install 10.6
i am about to buy a mac os x 10.6 snow leopard do i have to reinstall all my old softwares in order to upgrade my 10.5.8?
i am about to buy a mac os x 10.6 snow leopard do i have to reinstall all my old softwares in order to upgrade my mac os x 10.5.8?
- Asked by Arman M from North Vancouver
- 12 11, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (i am about to buy a mac os x 10.6 snow leopard do i have to reinstall all my old softwares in order to upgrade my 10.5.8?)
No. When you upgrade the OS, your apps should continue to function without reinstalling them.
If in doubt... clone your current OS partition to another bootable partition. Then only upgrade one of the partitions to Snow Leopard. You can then start up in either OS, until you are happy that all apps continue to function as they should in Snow Leopard. (They should, but whenever I do a major upgrade of my OS, I use a cloned partition in case something should happen and I need to start up in the older OS. Been doing major OS upgrades this way since the late 1980s.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 12 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i am about to buy a mac os x 10.6 snow leopard do i have to reinstall all my old softwares in order to upgrade my 10.5.8?)
what is the difference between mac os x 10.6 and mac os x 10.6 server?
in order to use use vmware fusion 5 and rosetta-based mac software i need to have mac os x 10.6 server. How do I know if the disc I have is the server or the plain snow leopard?
- Asked by Paul C from Baltimore
- 04 5, 13
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The server version includes services that you can run to support other computers, including a web server, email server, and a file server.
If the disk is the server version, it will say so on the disc. If you run the OS X Server installer, it will also say "Server" in the splash screen.
- Answered by John R from San Francisco
- 04 28, 13
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I have Mac OSX 10.5.8 operating system. A software program I want to purchase requires 10.6 Snow Leopard. Do I have to upgrade to get it?
- Asked by Mary H from Prior Lake
- 01 20, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Mac OSX 10.5.8 operating system. A software program I want to purchase requires 10.6 Snow Leopard. Do I have to upgrade to get it?)
I have Mac S X Tiger on my Intel iMac. Can I install Snow Leopard without upgrading to iLife 09?
ie Will my existing software work with Snow Leopard - iLife 2006, Office 2004
- Asked by Allan P from Galashiels
- 10 4, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Mac S X Tiger on my Intel iMac. Can I install Snow Leopard without upgrading to iLife 09?)
You will need the Mac Box Set to upgrade from Tiger for it to be legally licensed to you. iLife '09 is a lot better than '06 anyway and I highly recommend the upgrade. Office 2004, and I believe 2008 as well, will need rosetta installed which is optional on Snow Leopard. If you are doing an upgrade with office already installed I think it will automatically install rosetta for you. You can check during installation to make sure it's installing it. If it doesn't when you try to run Office after the upgrade it will prompt you that the software requires rosetta and ask if you would like to install it from the Snow Leopard disc.
- Answered by Patrick W from Oviedo
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Mac S X Tiger on my Intel iMac. Can I install Snow Leopard without upgrading to iLife 09?)
You can do command right for 2x, 4x, or 8x, option, command, right gives you evrn more options.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 03 18, 11
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I have Tiger 10.4 can I directly upgrade to snow leopard?
- Asked by Candy F from Madison
- 07 14, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Tiger 10.4 can I directly upgrade to snow leopard?)
Yes. If you have an Intel processor and at least 1GB of memory.
Two methods: 1) upgrade directly over 10.4, or 2) install Snow Leopard to a fresh partition (Snow Leopard will want to reformat the partition). During install, Snow Leopard will search all other bootable drives on your Mac and ask you if you want to import all applications, files, settings from your OS 10.4 partition. In the end you'll end up with 10.4 on one partition, 10.6 on the other partition and can start up from either partition and be using 10.4 or 10.6.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 07 14, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Tiger 10.4 can I directly upgrade to snow leopard?)
First, in order to run Lion, make sure your Mac has an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor. You also need at least 2GB of memory and 7GB of Hard Drive space. You also need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard (OS10.6.6 or later) in order to download and install Lion (buy Snow Leopard DVD ($29), install and do Software Updates from the Apple Menu until you reach OS10.6.8).
Once you are running OS 10.6.8, then go to the online Apple Store and purchase and download Lion, and install.
Be prepared to update third party software once you install Lion. Lion discontinues "Rosetta" support for applications that are not native to Intel processors, so older applications (such as Microsoft Office 2004) will not run under Lion.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 12 1, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have mac OSx 10.5.8 can I buy any upgrades I would like to run lion. Can someone tell me what I need to do?)
You have to order the disk. I tried the other way first and it did not work, sorry.
- Answered by Mayra P from Miami
- 11 1, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I download Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard from the Apple Store web site or do I Have or order disk)
To upgrade to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard only 1 GB memory is required however 2GB are recommended. What is the down side of only having 1 GB memory?Answer
Then your Mac would be really slow because the Snow Leopard uses a bunch of RAM for performance. And Snow Leopard uses 64-bit technology, which 'eats' more memory.
(I find that 4GB suits me the best)
how do i Upgrade to lion from 10.4.11
how do i Upgrade to lion from 10.4.11? is it a two step Upgrade to snow leopard, then lion?
- Asked by David P from Ashburn
- 10 17, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (how do i Upgrade to lion from 10.4.11)
Yes, first you must upgrade to Snow Leopard, then you can download Lion and upgrade via the Mac App store.
- Answered by Bill P from Lodi
- 01 4, 12
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Is Snow Leopard similiar to Cloud Computing
- Asked by Robert J
- 11 26, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is Snow Leopard similiar to Cloud Computing)
No. Snow Leopard is an incremental upgrade of OS X. "Cloud Computing" is a marketing term referring to services such as Google Mail or Google Docs where the software and your data are stored on servers on the Internet.
- Answered by Fred C from San Francisco
- 11 28, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is Snow Leopard similiar to Cloud Computing)
No, Snow Leopard is only an upgrade for the Mac's operating system.
In order to upgrade to Logic 9 you will need to purchase the upgrade from Apple of Logic. The price for the upgrade is $199 for people who have Logic 8.
- Answered by Cheryl P from Golden Valley
- 10 12, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i HAVE LOGIC STUDIO / LOGIC PRO 8, WILL IT BE UPGRADED TO LOGIC STUDIO 9 AFTER INSTALING SNOW LEOPARD)
Hi! Unfortunately you have you get Snow Leopard first. To make this even more complicated you have to buy the physical disc for Snow Leopard (as it can't be downloaded like Lion can). You also want to make sure your macbook is compatible with snow leopard. If your white macbook is like my black macbook it only has 512mb of ram and snow leopard requires 1gb.
- Answered by Stephen L from Kansas City
- 05 21, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Hi, i am running 10.5.8 on my old white MacBook. Should i get Snow Leopard or Lion?)
The same disc can be used. However, Apple requires a paid license for each Mac Snow Leopard is installed on.
It used to be that you could get a disc with a single license for $30, and the same disc with 5-licenses (the Family Pack) for $49. But when Apple discontinued the Family Pack, they dropped the single license disc to $20.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 06 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (We have two OS X 10.5.8. Can we use one Snow Leopard disc to upgrade both?)
Not brand new. You can purchase it second-hand.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 11 2, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I still purchase 10.5)
What does it take to convert from Windows XP OS and Windows Visa OS to Mac Leopard OS?
The XP OS runs on a pentium 3Ghtz processor and has sata 120G Nard Drive with 4M of ram
The Vista OS runs on a intel Q6600 quad core at 1650 Htz has a sata 16oG hard drive and 4M of ram.
Hard drive crashed on my 08 MacBook Pro that ran Leopard. can I install 10.6 on the new bare hard drive without issues? Any advice at all? Thanks!Best Answer:
If you have an Intel-based Mac, you can install Snow Leopard.
All Snow Leopard disks can do a "Clean Install". But with the $29 disk you need to follow some extra steps, since "Erase and Install" is not part of the automatic installation... but the tools to do so are provided on the DVD.
Basically, when you put the Snow Leopard DVD into your Mac, you will be presented with two options: 1) to "Continue" with a standard upgrade, or, 2) go to "Utilities". Select the "Utilities" button (there will be a reboot). In the new screen that appears, under the "Utilities" menu, select Disk Utilities to format your new hard drive. When you have finished formatting, QUIT from Disk Utilities, and the installer will then complete the installation of Snow Leopard. (Note: be prepared to wait several minutes when the system reboots during installation as it copies and sets up all the files. Also, if you have another partition with an older OS on it, at some point during the installation, the installer will ask if you want to import the OS Settings, Files and/or Applications from that partition.)