Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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What is the next best op. system to upgrade to on my MacBook (2008 with an intel core 2 DUO, system 10.5.8) without breaking the bank? Is it easy?Answer
No matter which OS you wish to finally upgrade to, you will need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard (OS 10.6).
Snow Leopard is available on disk for $19.99 from:
in Canada: storeDOTappleDOTcom/ca/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
in USA: storeDOTappleDOTcom/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
(replace each "DOT" with ".")
Once you have installed Snow Leopard, go to Apple Menu and do Software Updates to bring up to OS 10.6.8. OS 10.6.8 provides the "App Store" application to download the latest OS (currently the free Mavericks OS 10.9). The App Store also has Lion or Mountain Lion available once you have obtained/purchased a code from the online Apple Store (note: "Apple Store" is not same as "App Store"). However, for the 2008 MacBook (ID MacBook4,1 or MacBook4,2 in "About This Mac"), the furthest one can upgrade is Lion (OS 10.7).
The Lion download costs another $19.99. You can purchase redemption download code to use in the "App Store" application from:
in Canada: storeDOTappleDOTcom/ca/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion
in USA: storeDOTappleDOTcom/us/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion
When upgrading an OS, it is relatively easy. Patience is more important as it can take some time for the "upgrade" to complete. Note that some applications and drivers may not work in the newer OS. Personally, I install new Operating Systems on a separate partition, so I can start up from partition with older OS if I discover something didn't work in newer OS. Simply hold OPTION key during startup to choose the partition with the older OS.
can I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard from mac osx on my mac2.1. or do I need some other middle step to improve my system?
Macbook 2.1 purchased several years ago.
- Asked by Timothy B from Danville
- 11 19, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (can I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard from mac osx on my mac2.1. or do I need some other middle step to improve my system?)
will snow leopard get my system which is currently 10.5.8 up to 10.6.8 that I need to download itunes 11.2.2 that i need to sync my iphone 4s ?
I have mac os x v10.4.11 and want to buy a magic mouse but it says requirements are mac os x v10.5.8 so what do i need to buy to work it?
do i need to buy box set with snow leopard in?Best Answer:
If you have a Mac with a PowerPC processor (like a G5), you'll need to buy Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. If you have an Intel Mac, you can use Leopard, but Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard would be a much better buy. If you are unsure of which you have, click the Apple Menu and select About This Mac. Your processor and memory specifications will be listed there. Remember to run Software Update after installing either one to ensure that you have all the latest updates and back up your data before upgrading.
- Answered by Joshua R from Olivia
- 11 2, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have mac os x v10.4.11 and want to buy a magic mouse but it says requirements are mac os x v10.5.8 so what do i need to buy to work it?)
Would it work with an iMac g5
- Asked by Kaylee B from Orangeburg
- 12 10, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Would it work with an iMac g5)
The iMac G5 has a PowerPC-based processor, and therefore will not run Snow Leopard, which requires an Intel-based processor.
- Answered by Ron C from Alexandria
- 12 12, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Would it work with an iMac g5)
Do I need to have snow leopard to run time machine?
I've put a new HDD in my mac book and installed the original Mac OS X disc to get started. I saved all my old stuff on an external HD via time machine. Do I need to install snow leopard to access the time machine backups?
- Asked by Georgene M from Stratton Mountain
- 06 27, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I need to have snow leopard to run time machine?)
How many computers can you update with the family pack?
- Asked by Crystal L from Lancaster
- 02 7, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How many computers can you update with the family pack?)
FIVE in the same household.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 02 8, 11
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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?)
yep, it sure is. but just to double check, click the apple in the top left-hand corner then click "about this mac" if it says version 10.6.something then yes. you have it. if it has a 10.5.something then no.
- Answered by Bryan B from Perryton
- 10 21, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I just purchased a MacBook Pro last week, is Snow Leopard already installed on my laptop)
Last time I bought one it was 10.6.3.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 10 10, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What specific version of OS X 10.6.x ships on the disk?)
I have Mac OS X version 10.10. What is my next upgrade?
- Asked by Hilmar L from Toronto
- 06 15, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Mac OS X version 10.10. What is my next upgrade?)
Does CS2 work with Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Nancy F from Sparta
- 07 25, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Does CS2 work with Snow Leopard?)
How to legally upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard?
I have a few intel laptops with OSX Tiger. To be able to use the latest VMWare Fusion, I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard. The Max Box Set was discontinued. Is there a legal way to do the upgrade?
- Asked by Jiri K
- 08 29, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (How to legally upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard?)
Back up your files from Tiger, and do a clean install with snow leopard. It works without a problem.
You don't have to install leopard first.
$29.00 free delivery..
Go to apple store and search 'Snow Leopard' and off you go.
- Answered by Shane L from Melbourne
- 04 8, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How to legally upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard?)
I'm running OS X 10.5.8, with Fusion version 3.1.3 running Vista. If I update to Snow Leopard and then to Lion will everything continue to work ok?
- Asked by Christopher L from Oakdale
- 09 22, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I'm running OS X 10.5.8, with Fusion version 3.1.3 running Vista. If I update to Snow Leopard and then to Lion will everything continue to work ok?)
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is the snow leopard compatible with office for mac 2003?
- Asked by Daniel V from London
- 01 19, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (is the snow leopard compatible with office for mac 2003?)
how can i get 9.95 snow leopard upgrade online
- Asked by Ronald M from River Ridge
- 10 18, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (how can i get 9.95 snow leopard upgrade online)
Go to apple.com / macosx / uptodate to find out if you qualify. To qualify you must have bought a new Mac within the past 90 days. Otherwise, you will have to pay the $29.99 upgrade price (from leopard).
- Answered by Michael O from Oakland
- 10 20, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how can i get 9.95 snow leopard upgrade online)
Can i install the snowing lepord in a vmware, also do u need a license for your os if its in a vm? do you supply a vmware image free so usersCanTrial
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With virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X offers a multilayered system of defenses against viruses and other malicious applications, or malware. For example, it prevents hackers from harming your programs through a technique called “sandboxing” — restricting what actions programs can perform on your Mac, what files they can access, and what other programs they can launch. Other automatic security features include Library Randomization, which prevents malicious commands from finding their targets, and Execute Disable, which protects the memory in your Mac from attacks. So no, you do not need one.
- Answered by Patrick C from Rochester
- 11 2, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need a Anti virus program on Snow Leopard? If so can anyone recomend the best one?)