Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I have 10.5.8 on my mac desktop, but need i cloud so i can sync the calenders from the ipad and i phones, what do i upgrade to and how do i go about iBest Answer:
Upgrading depends on what computer you have. If you visit Apple.com->Mac tab->OSX Mountain Lion-> Tech Specs, it shows the minimum required specs to run Mountain Lion.
If you are on 10.5.8, you must first upgrade to Snow Leopard, then from the Mac App Store, upgrade to Mountain Lion. If you computer is not eligible for Mountain Lion, call your closest Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider to see if they can upgrade you to Lion in store.
Lion and Mountain Lion both sync Contacts, Calendars, amongst other things. Mountain Lion syncs notes and reminders as well as messages between devices, if everything is up to date (iOS devices running iOS 6, computer running 10.8)
- Answered by Joshua F from Bowling Green
- 12 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have 10.5.8 on my mac desktop, but need i cloud so i can sync the calenders from the ipad and i phones, what do i upgrade to and how do i go about i)
does snow leopard 10.6 support microsoft word 2008
- Asked by Kate S from Elsternwick
- 10 26, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (does snow leopard 10.6 support microsoft word 2008)
You can choose to do either.
- Answered by William K V from Glendora
- 12 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I was just wondering if this was an upgrade disc or was this a complete install?)
can os 9.1 software run on later vrsions
- Asked by Edward F from Los Angeles
- 09 4, 16
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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
- 01 28, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How to download app store and do i need snow leopard?)
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
- 06 2, 12
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Have 10.4.11 want to upgrade to 10.6 can I?
I have 10.4.11 installed currently but want to have 10.6.
Firstly can I upgrade using this from 10.4.11 to 10.6?
Second will I have to do a clean install or will the upgrade keep all my documents, applications and settings intact?
Thanks very much.
- Asked by Jamie K
- 04 6, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Have 10.4.11 want to upgrade to 10.6 can I?)
You can upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.6 if you have a Mac with an Intel processor and if you buy the Mac Box Set. Go to the apple online store and search for Mac box set. The box set also comes with iLife.
- Answered by Sally M from Saint Louis
- 04 8, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Have 10.4.11 want to upgrade to 10.6 can I?)
My Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 has memory of 512 MB 667 MHz RAM. Is this not enough to install Leopard? What's the solution
- Asked by Sally J from Mount Shasta
- 01 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (My Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 has memory of 512 MB 667 MHz RAM. Is this not enough to install Leopard? What's the solution)
If you are refering to Snow Leopard then the answer is no. However you can upgrade your computers RAM depending on the model. Go to the online store and select Mac accesories on the left, then select Memory, then select your model (don't bother if your Mac is not intel based)
Select your model and buy another 512MB Ram chip if you can. I recommend getting a 2gig chip
- Answered by David M from Sydney
- 01 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 has memory of 512 MB 667 MHz RAM. Is this not enough to install Leopard? What's the solution)
You need at least Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, and the most up to date iTunes.
- Answered by Joshua F from Bowling Green
- 12 18, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i just got a 5th gen ipod. I am currently running 10.5.8. What do I need to do to be able to use it?)
Yes! Leopard Server will run extremely well on a PowerPC G5, just make sure you have the right amount of RAM and Hard Drive space, which you should have!
- Answered by Ryan T from Mundesley
- 11 18, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (will 10.5 leopard server run on a PowerPC G5 - if not which server software will run on it?)
how do i upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.7
- Asked by Gregory C from Clifton
- 06 6, 15
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what version of snow leopard is on the DVD?
is it 10.6.0 or 10.6.8?
Will it boot all Snow Leopard capable Macs?
- Asked by Nicolas D from Brooklyn
- 01 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (what version of snow leopard is on the DVD?)
On this retail DVD, it's neither. This DVD has 10.6.3.
- Answered by Kevin C from Miami
- 02 19, 13
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i have a mac os x, power book g4, with the panda software ( 10.3.9) . can i just upgrade to the snow leopard? or what do i do?
1 gb free space
70 gb of space
power book g4Answer
No, but you may be able to go up to Leopard 10.5.8 if your hardware meets the specs. the highest you can go to on a PPC is 10.5.8.
- Answered by John D from North Royalton
- 11 4, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have a mac os x, power book g4, with the panda software ( 10.3.9) . can i just upgrade to the snow leopard? or what do i do?)
Your iMac is likely from late 2006 or mid-2007 and has the Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.0 GHz.
Check your model ID. (Your model ID is found under Apple Menu --> About This Mac --> More Info --> System Report --> Hardware Overview.)
If the model ID is iMac5,1 (late 2006 white model), I believe one can have a maximum of 4GB memory but only 3GB will be used by the iMac.
If the model ID is iMac7,1 (mid 2007 aluminum model), maximum is also 4GB but ALL memory will be usable by the iMac.
With either model, put in two 2GB modules for a 4GB installation, or one 1GB module + one 2GB module for a 3GB installation.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 01 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have an imac 2ghz intel 2 duo what is maximum memory upgrade i can get?)
I have osx leopard 10.5.8 With I life 09 and iworks 09. I would like to update to snow leopard, should I get The bundle or the standard update?Best Answer:
If you have Mac OS X v10.5 with iLife '09 and iWork '09 installed you don't really need the Mac Box Set. Just upgrade your OS to Mac OS X v10.6, everything should work okay.
will snow leopard work on imac g5 17 inch 2006
I have a 2006 imac g5 intel duo core with 10.4.
- Asked by Michael C from Garden City
- 02 21, 16
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I have a Mac OS X version 10.5.8. I tunes is asking for version 11.1 or later plus I am getting the new 5s iphone. What do I upgrade to??Best Answer:
In order to sync with the iPhone 5s, the Mac needs to have iTunes 11.1 and OS 10.6.8 or higher.
In order to install Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) on your Mac you need to first determine if your Mac is Intel-based since Snow Leopard is NOT compatible with Macs that have a PowerPC processor. To find out if your Mac is Intel-based, go to "About This Mac" under the Apple menu and see if the word "Intel" is in the "processor" description. The Mac also needs to have at least 1GB of memory.
After you install Snow Leopard go to "About This Mac" to see if your Mac is running OS 10.6.8. If not, select "Software Update" under the Apple menu to update to OS 10.6.8. Once OS 10.6.8 is running, you can then install iTunes 11.1.
You also must have OS 10.6.8 on your Mac if you wish to upgrade to OS 10.7, OS 10.8 or OS 10.9. Of course, your Mac must also meet the system requirements for any of these newer OS's.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 01 27, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a Mac OS X version 10.5.8. I tunes is asking for version 11.1 or later plus I am getting the new 5s iphone. What do I upgrade to??)
What does this soft wear do?
- Asked by Costakis K
- 03 2, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What does this soft wear do?)
"Mac OS" is the Operating System for the Mac. It is what makes a Mac work. It is what causes all the windows, icons and menus to display on the monitor. It allows programs/applications to open and run. It also organizes how files will be stored on a hard drive. Basically, it provides the interface for the user to interact with the Mac.
The Mac OS has had many codenames over the years as the code has been improved and new releases are made.
The Mac OS that was released in the summer of 2009 was Mac OS X 10.6 (codenamed "Snow Leopard"). Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") was released in summer 2011. The last "update" to "Snow Leopard" was Mac OS X 10.6.8.
If one has an older Mac with an Intel processor and Mac OS 10.5 or earlier, one needs to install "Snow Leopard" and update it to OS 10.6.8 in order to install any later version of the Mac OS that is compatible with that Mac. The current Mac OS release is Mac OS 10.10 ("Yosemite").
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 03 4, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What does this soft wear do?)
does Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard give you Icloud?
I wanted to have icloud on my old mac which is a Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and was unable so I upgrated my software with Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard and when I went to system preferences to find icloud was not there only time machine which I do not want to use. How can I get icloud?
- Asked by Christal K from Glendale
- 04 30, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (does Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard give you Icloud?)
AppleWorks 6.2.9 works fine on my iMac Intel 2 Core Duo with Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Jim L from Glade Hill
- 01 21, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am using AppleWorks6.2.9 with 10.5.8 , if i upgrade to Snow Leopard will i still be able to use AppleWorks)