Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1892 Questions from the Community
Is Snow Leopard compatible with AVCHD format videocamera footage?
- Asked by Karen B from Beaufort
- 11 16, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is Snow Leopard compatible with AVCHD format videocamera footage?)
I have erased accidentally programs on my Mac. If I buy the upgrade, will the missing programs be re-installed?
I have erased Photobooth, Ichat, etc.
I wanted to reinstall my computer, but when I bought my Mac (10.5.8), I don't think it came with a software, so I couldn't re-install my computer.
Thanks in Advance
Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion are all operating systems used to run the Mac. They are also called OS 10.6, OS 10.7, and OS 10.8 respectively.
To see which operating system is currently on your Mac, go to the Apple Menu and select "About This Mac". The version of the Operating System is shown in the second line (directly under the large "OS X" type).
If you bought your Mac brand new this year, it most likely has Mountain Lion already installed (OS 10.8). The most current version of Mountain Lion is OS 10.8.5.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 09 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i bought a mac pro this year does that have 10.6 snow leopard or what is that.)
will it delete the current version, or will it permanently take up 5GB of space?
i am running low on hard drive space and would like to know if it will delete the current version.
- Asked by Joel S from Zionsville
- 10 22, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (will it delete the current version, or will it permanently take up 5GB of space?)
When you install Snow Leopard, it should actually free up a lot of space. At least, that's what everyone's experience has been so far. One of the improvements of Leopard is the boost in efficiency. That's why they chose the word "snow" -- it's lighter.
- Answered by Kevin M from Greenwood
- 10 29, 09
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Is HughesNet compatible with Mac OS X 10.6?
Info on Snow Leopard indicates some features of Snow Leopard are dependent on compatible ISP. Is HughesNet fully compatible?
- Asked by Kathy B from Clarksville
- 04 29, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Is HughesNet compatible with Mac OS X 10.6?)
We have bought the family pack, but we have 6 macs to upgrade. Can we get an extra licence added to the family pack somehow?
would it be worth it to upgrade to snow leopard for $30 even though i have leopard 10.5.8? what are the major new feature that im missing?Best Answer:
Yes, because the snow leopard is the best one out there for 2 reasons #1 it is faster with ur mac since it is 64bit and takes all the advantiges of it, #2 alot of new apps like quicktime x and alot of better things that are faster
- Answered by Paula N from North Vancouver
- 10 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (would it be worth it to upgrade to snow leopard for $30 even though i have leopard 10.5.8? what are the major new feature that im missing?)
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
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what os runs on a mac a1283
My hard drive crashed and i can't find the disk to reinstall what o/s should i purchase for my mini server. It is used as a desktop not as a server?
- Asked by Marcus L from Baltimore
- 03 19, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (what os runs on a mac a1283)
Provided you have a DVD drive for the installation, the US$29 Snow Leopard DVD will work. (Even if you wanted to put Lion on, you still need to have Snow Leopard installed first.)
After installing, use "Software Update..." (under the Apple Menu) to bring Snow Leopard up to OS10.6.8.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 03 22, 12
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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.)