Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1889 Questions from the Community
I m concerned that Snow leopard may alter the performance of Office Mac (entourage, word, power point) installed in my lap top..is this an issue?Best Answer:
I've been using Office Mac 2008 with Snow Leopard since its release, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and limited Entourage usage, all work exceptionally well. I've also received a few updates from MS for Office with good results.
I have a 2007 black Macbook 2.0gHz, 4GB ram, Core 2 Duo. Hopefully this answers your question.
Yes - provided that you have 1GB RAM (minimum), a few GB of disk space and access to a functioning DVD drive
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 03 18, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Mac OSX 10.5.8, processor 2GHz intel core 2 duo. Can I install OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard?)
Can I install MAC os X 10.6 on my Imac 2.0 Duo Core
- Asked by Timothy N from Tequesta
- 12 24, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I install MAC os X 10.6 on my Imac 2.0 Duo Core)
Yes you can.
Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) requires any Intel-based Mac with at least 1GB of memory.
However, Lion (OS 10.7) requires at minimum an "Intel Core 2 Duo" CPU with at least 2 GB of memory.
(Note: For Lion, be careful when reading the name of the processor. "Intel Core 2 Duo" is not the same as the "Intel Core Duo". The "2" in "Intel Core 2 Duo" does not refer to the GHz speed. I assume the "2.0" in your query refers to the GHz. When you go to "About this Mac" you should see a processor listed similar to "2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo". If you see the string "Intel Core 2 Duo" you can also install Lion if you desire.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 12 25, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I install MAC os X 10.6 on my Imac 2.0 Duo Core)
Would I benefit upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard?
I own a 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB memory, black MacBook. I love the Tiger OS, but wonder if my MacBook would run any faster if I upgrade...(or will it only be as fast as the processor lets it)...?
- Asked by Steph M
- 11 9, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Would I benefit upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard?)
You may notice some gains, but you need to assess what software you have running and if it will take advantage of the new operating system. there are some changes to the look and feel of the OS so i would suggest if you can get down to a apple store and use one of there demo machines to get a feel for it.
- Answered by David C
- 11 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Would I benefit upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard?)
Do I have to update iPhoto with an upgrade to Snow Leopard or can I leave it as version 9.2.1 safely ?
I have an iPhoto Library of over 70,000 images and there have been a couple of times where some weird stuff has happened and I lost photos. I want to take advantage of a system update but have not updated iPhoto since 9.2.1 for fear of the whole thing crashing.
- Asked by Chris J from Port Douglas
- 04 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I have to update iPhoto with an upgrade to Snow Leopard or can I leave it as version 9.2.1 safely ?)
I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger and I have a Intel processor, Would it be necessary to buy the Mac Box Set or the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?Best Answer:
IF you are trying to go to OSX 10.7 then you will need to purchase the box set as you can not jump past an OS upgrade
Will up-grade to 10.6x from 10.4.11 erase the WindowsXP? The Win XP is inoperative. Just make it go away.
The Windows XP that came with Mac pro Intel based 10.4.11 has died. The mouse and everything in it is untouchable on the Windows side only. The Tiger side runs perfectly. I would just like to remove the XP and run a pure Snow Leopard OS machine. Will the simple upgrade to 10.6 do it or do I need to resort to more drastic measures?
- Asked by Ralph G from Gilbert
- 11 15, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Will up-grade to 10.6x from 10.4.11 erase the WindowsXP? The Win XP is inoperative. Just make it go away.)
I run OS X v 10.4 have just bought a time capsule but it says i need v10.5 to back up automatically is ther an upgrade or do i have to pay for it
my machine is a dual core power mac used for video editing with F Cut P with 2 x 2.66 GHz intel xeons running Tiger. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?
Is it still possible to purchase Snow Leopard upgrade for Mac purchased after July 1? Link on Store page for $9.99 takes you to $29.99 upgrade
The $9.99 upgrade shown in Store page for Snow Leopard doesn't have a "buy now" button, only a "learn more" button. Pushing that takes you to the $29.99 upgrade--can't find where to actually buy $9.99 upgrade.
- Asked by Nancy M from Manhattan
- 12 29, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it still possible to purchase Snow Leopard upgrade for Mac purchased after July 1? Link on Store page for $9.99 takes you to $29.99 upgrade)
we have multiple computers, and need to get to Lion. We'll buy the family pack for lion, but do we have to buy the family pack for snow leopard also
- Asked by Martin K from Charlotte
- 10 25, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (we have multiple computers, and need to get to Lion. We'll buy the family pack for lion, but do we have to buy the family pack for snow leopard also)
I think you should buy the Snow Leopard family pack.
Then you buy Lion from the App Store just once (no family pack) and can use it on all your computers.
running 10.4, want to install 10.5 and wait a while to install 10.6. If I buy the "10.6 box set" will that allow me to just install 10.5 Leopard?
- Asked by David C from Los Angeles
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (running 10.4, want to install 10.5 and wait a while to install 10.6. If I buy the "10.6 box set" will that allow me to just install 10.5 Leopard?)
The 10.6 box set includes Mac OS X 10.6.
If you want to install Max OS X 10.5 that would be a separate purchase.
Mac OS install discs always contain a single version of the Mac OS.
How should a single user set up an account to avoid access level problems?
- Asked by Trace H from Los Angeles
- 01 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (How should a single user set up an account to avoid access level problems?)