Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1891 Questions from the Community
What are the minimum hardware requirements to operate snow leopard?
- Asked by Joshua G C from Conroe
- 06 3, 10
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Mac computer with an Intel processor
1GB of memory
5GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation
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- Answered by Joseph H from Worcester
- 07 31, 10
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No. Lion will only work with Core 2 Duo processors or later.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 07 26, 11
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I have a iMac5,1 (Intel Core 2 Dui) and i'm running OSX 10.5.8. can i update for snow leopard if i instal snow leopard first?
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
SMC Version (system): 1.9f4Best Answer:
You can install Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) on your Mac and then do Software Updates (under the Apple Menu) to bring it up to OS 10.6.8.
Lion (OS 10.7) is also supported by your Mac, but Mountain Lion (OS 10.8) is not supported.
If you plan to upgrade to Lion, you used to go to the App Store to download and install (or buy a flash drive with the Lion installer on it). To access the App Store you had to have at least OS 10.6.6 already installed. However, Lion is no longer at the App Store and one needs to call Apple Customer Service to get it.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 05 14, 13
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Do I have to update my printer and WORD software if I update to Snow Leopard?
I am thinking about getting the Box Set but I am concerned that I will have to update my printer and my Word for Mac software.
- Asked by Angela K from Draper
- 10 1, 10
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The development tools are provided on the DVD that shipped with your Mac, but they are quickly obsolete.
To obtain the latest developer tools software XCode, please go to: developer.apple.com
Here you will find a link to the iPhone dev center and the Mac dev center. Both locations will have downloads that allow you to develop on either platform.
- Answered by Matthew Y from Iowa City
- 06 13, 10
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can I sync a new ipd mini4 with my imac OS X 10.6.8
- Asked by David K from Elma
- 01 14, 16
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It does not. The latest you can upgrade too is just Leopard
- Answered by Will V from Glendora
- 10 22, 10
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No. You must have an Intel-based Mac.
Snow Leopard requirements: 1) Intel-based Mac, 2) 1 GB Ram, 3) 5 GB available disk space, 4) DVD drive.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 12 8, 10
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I have a MacBook Pro (bought in 2009) on version 10.5.8 I have 4BG of memory. But I need 5GB for Snow Leopard. Is possible for me to get Snow Leopard?
I have a OS X MacBook Pro bought in 2009(Wich comes with 4GB or memory). It is on version 10.5.8. But to download Snow Leopard I need to have 5GB of memory. Is it still possible for me to obtain Snow Leopard on this mac?Answer
'5GB for Snow leopard' refers to hard drive space needed. The 4GB your Macbook Pro came with refers to its available RAM (live) memory. Snow Leopard only requires 1GB of RAM.
The minimum system requirement for 10.6 Snow Leopard is 1 GB of memory. However, I would consider upgrading to at least 2 GB of memory if you plan to use memory-intesive applications like iMovie or intend to consistently run multiple applications simultaneously. You will notice significant system-wide performance increases if you upgrade both the memory and the operating system.
- Answered by Zachary F from Austin
- 05 25, 10
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Snow Leopard must have an Intel-based Mac. It will not work with a PowerPC-based Mac.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 05 31, 12
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How do i tell what operating system I have?
- Asked by Katherine M from Santa Fe
- 12 26, 12
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2010 white Macbook on OSX 10.5.8 --can I install upgraded 10.6 or higher OS from another mac computer I have?
Have an macbook I'd like the kids to use -- mainly for the dvd drive and internet.
I don't want to pay for two OS upgrades just for that.
1. Can I use a program I already have on other equipment? (another near dead macbook pro)?
2. How high of an OS can this machine go?
3. How functional is 10.5.8 for things like the Internet?
The white macbook has 2.4 Ghz Intel core duo
- Asked by Ara W from Durham
- 06 21, 14
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I didn't think the 2010 MacBook came with an Intel Core Duo processor. More likely it is the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Since Snow Leopard was released in August 2009, and your MacBook is running OS 10.5.8, I would think your white MacBook is older than 2010.
"White" MacBook models were released in Late 2008 and Early 2009. The Late 2008 model (model number: MacBook4,2) supports up to "Lion" OS 10.7. The Early 2009 model (model number: MacBook5,2) supports "Mavericks" OS 10.9. (To see which model number you have, go to Apple Menu --> About This Mac --> System Report --> More Info.)
One is supposed to have purchased (or free download in the case of OS 10.9) the Mac OS license for each Mac (the license is what is purchased when one buys the OS, the disk media or download is simply the means to get software to your Mac.
Snow Leopard can be installed on many Macs from the same disk (although one is supposed to have paid for license for each Mac).
If a program is self-contained, you should be able to copy it over to another Mac in order to use. (A non-self-contained program would be one that has support files elsewhere on the system.)
OS 10.5.8 could be functional for the internet depending on your needs. Most current browsers will likely not support OS 10.5.8, so one will need to work with older versions of browsers. For example, the most recent versions of Safari are 6.1.5 and 7, but OS 10.5.8 only supports up to Safari 5.0.6.
For a list of various software that can be downloaded for different versions of the OS, go here:
supportDOTappleDOTcom/kb/HT1222 (replace each "DOT" with ".")
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 07 25, 14
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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! :)
what is the most current mac OS i can install and run on my iMac 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo with 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM? i bought it dec 2008.
- Asked by Audrey D from Fort Lauderdale
- 05 15, 15
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can i install snow leopard on more than one computer (i have it on a laptop, can I use the same disc and put it on my desktop?)
- Asked by David L from Bethesda
- 12 2, 09
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Only if you get the family pack, otherwise no.
- Answered by Jesse C from Huntingdon
- 12 4, 09
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