Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1885 Questions from the Community
Does Mac OS X Lion support hebrew?
- Asked by Tami S
- 09 29, 11
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Yes, Mac OS X Lion supports the Hebrew language; however, you may not find full support in third party applications. I had trouble with Microsoft Office supporting the Hebrew language.
- Answered by Jason R from Evans
- 10 14, 11
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I have a Mac Book 2,1 with Mac OS X Version 10.4.11. Which newer OS's are available to me. What advantages would there be and what would each cost?Answer
10.6 which is 25 pounds or US$29 or AU$39
The following statement is from the apple website but my opion is it's the BEST OS
Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard with Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X. It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It's the world's most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.
what should my link speed be on my 17" core 2 duo 4gb ram
- Asked by Jeffrey I from Gymea
- 10 5, 09
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I bought Apple iMac in August 2009 and thought Snow Leopard was going to be free when it was released. I have Leopard 10.5.8. What do I do next?Best Answer:
The Snow Leopard is $9.95 for you. You have 90 days from the date of purchase (of your computer) to get it at that price. You can go to apple.com (forward slash) macosx (forward slash) uptodate to purchase it.
You can buy it online, and Apple will deliver it to you
- Answered by Blaise M
- 12 15, 09
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Would upgrading my OS help my computer as a game machine?
There are quite a few games that I want to purchase for my MacBook Pro, but I've run into some troubling issues.
Just about every single game I've demoed on my computer can't run well. My Macbook Pro is an Intel Core 2 Duo running at 2.2 Ghz with 2GB of RAM on top of a GeForce 8600 GPU (OS is at 10.4.11), which, in layman's terms, means I have a computer that greatly exceeds the recommended requirements of just about every game that I want. However, no matter what, I can't get the games to run well. Even if I tone down the graphics to the absolute minimum, they run horribly.
So I figured that maybe my OS needs upgrading, but I should probably double check since spending more than $100 for a fix that might not work is pretty demanding. Will upgrading my OS help? Or is it a different problem altogether? I get Mac game demos from MacGameFiles.com, so maybe the demos are just buggy?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Asked by Ian K
- 04 5, 10
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i have an imac g4, 10.3.9 panther, can i upgrade to snow leopard? or what else can i use to make my mac compatable for mobile broadbandBest Answer:
Snow Leopard requires an intel processor. Your computer has a PowerPC processor. The best option for you would be to upgrade to 10.4 "Tiger", or if your mac has an 867 mhz or faster processor and enough ram you could upgrade to 10.5 "Leopard". I used to have an iMac G4 that I could use Sprint mobile broadband with. It had Tiger.
- Answered by Jared S from Sainte Genevieve
- 02 17, 10
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I bought the Leopard box set which includes iLife and iWork, a couple of months ago is there an upgrade path for recent purchasers?
Recent purchaser of Leopard box set.
- Asked by Martin B from Truro
- 10 21, 09
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The only Upgrade path there is is purchasing a license for 10.6 for £25 as there has been no recent updates to iLife or iWork. But it is very much worth doing due to claiming back Hard drive space from Leopard OS!
- Answered by William S from Coventry
- 10 28, 09
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Is the 29.99 version of Snow Leopard only for upgrades or will it install from a previously deleted disk? My system meets the hardware requirements.
- Asked by James Link E from Abingdon
- 03 14, 10
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Because they are your personal machines, you may use the disc as many times as you need to upgrade to 10.6.8. As well, Lion you only need to purchase once and you may install it on as many personal machines as you would like. Just sign into the Mac App Store once you reach 10.6.8, Purchase Lion, and you can download it on all your machines.
- Answered by Joshua F from Bowling Green
- 02 23, 13
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what printer will work with Mac OS X version 10.6.8
- Asked by Karen B from San Rafael
- 04 19, 15
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which vm fusion version should I use for snow leopard? Will I stil be able to acces all of my present programs and data on my existing windows XP?
iWeb which is part of the iLife Suite
- Answered by David M from Sydney
- 01 14, 10
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Do I have to re-install vmware when I install snow leopard?
- Asked by Barry A from St. Catharines
- 11 28, 09
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Short Answer: No
Snow leopard is automatically install as an upgrade from OS X 10.5 leopard. Unless you erase your hard drive, everything will be the same (aside from the OS) after you upgrade.
- Answered by Cody T from Pearland
- 10 16, 10
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I'm currently running Leopard. Will purchasing the £25 upgrade version of Snowleopard give me a fully working version of Snowleopard?
Just concerned that I'll buy this and I'll then need to buy a full version or something!Answer
Yes, it will do. After the upgrade, you have the full Snow Leopard 10.6.0 running.
- Answered by Jan H from Goettingen
- 03 27, 10
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I'm running mac os x 10.5.8 and it seem to be slow,dose mac os x 10.6 make it run faster?
I'm using Mac os x 10.5.8 for a long time but it start to become slow.
will it become faster if i upgrade it to 10.6??
- Asked by Muang C from Bangkok
- 05 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I'm running mac os x 10.5.8 and it seem to be slow,dose mac os x 10.6 make it run faster?)
The default installation will attempt to preserve your data.
HOWEVER, whenever you do an operating system upgrade, you should always make a fresh back up! The risk of losing your data if (when) something goes wrong is way too high a price to pay!
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 01 1, 14
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Yes, you could. But I think you need to purchase the Mac Box Set.
Do I have to purchase both Snow Leopard and Lion or can I just purchase Lion?
I have acquired a mac w/out a hard drive, no disks, etc. I need to purchase an OS to install on it. Can I just purchase Lion (10.7) or do I have to purchase both Snow Leopard (10.6) and then also purchase Lion (10.7)?
- Asked by Sam B from Little Rock
- 11 12, 11
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In order to download Lion, you must have a later version of Snow Leopard already installed (version 10.6.6 or later). Make sure your Mac will support Lion's system requirements. Also note, that applications more than a few years old may not run in Lion, as Apple discontinued Rosetta support in Lion for non-Intel-based applications.
The $29 Snow Leopard DVD will let you do a Clean Install... but you may need to do some manual steps, as "Erase and Install" was not an option provided on my DVD. But the tools to do a clean install are on the DVD.
You should be able to do the following to do a clean install:
When you put the Snow Leopard DVD into your Mac, you will be presented with two options: 1) to "Continue" with a standard upgrade, or, 2) go to "Utilities". Select the "Utilities" button (there will be a reboot in order to run from the DVD). In the new screen that appears, under the "Utilities" menu, select Disk Utilities to format your hard drive (or partition) that Snow Leopard will be installed on to. When you have finished formatting, QUIT from Disk Utilities, and the installer will then complete the installation of Snow Leopard. (Note: be prepared to wait a while when the system reboots during installation as it copies and sets up all the files.)
I realize that you have to get a hard drive, but if you happen to have another bootable partition connected to your Mac with an older OS on it, at some point during the installation, the installer will search all other partitions (other than the one it is installing to) for an older OS, and if found, the installer will ask if you want to import the OS Settings, Files and/or Applications from that partition. Do this if upgrading. Otherwise, don't import, for a Clean Install.
I installed 10.6.3 then did software updates (under Apple menu) to 10.6.8.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 11 12, 11
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