Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1884 Questions from the Community
I am have visual difficulties. Does the new software have a "speech" program which can read selected text?
If not, then I have to purchase extra software which will do this for me. I select the text and a voice reads it out.
- Asked by Patricia R from Plantation
- 11 13, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I am have visual difficulties. Does the new software have a "speech" program which can read selected text?)
If I use my MacBook Pro mainly for writing papers, itunes, and using the internet, is it worth me upgrading to Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Brynn D from Mequon
- 10 30, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (If I use my MacBook Pro mainly for writing papers, itunes, and using the internet, is it worth me upgrading to Snow Leopard?)
are there any parental controls
are there any native content control options to keep kids safe on the internet?
- Asked by Frank C from Topsfield
- 02 24, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (are there any parental controls)
I have a Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 2GHZ Intel 2 - 2GB memory. Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion? Then when Maverick X releases, can I upgrade to that?
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i have macbook pro this computer has 64 bit or 32 bit
- Asked by Harry N from Cidra
- 12 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (i have macbook pro this computer has 64 bit or 32 bit)
Intel Core solos and duos are 32-bit only. Intel core 2 duo and newer is 64-bit capable.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 04 5, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have macbook pro this computer has 64 bit or 32 bit)
I have OS X 10.5.8, also Windows Vista running under Bootcamp. If I upgrade to 10.6, what happens to Bootcamp and the Windows files?
Bootcamp when upgrading to 10.6Best Answer:
With personal experience, the easy upgrade (not clean install) retains all partitions, applications, personal files and preferences, including your Bootcamp partition. After upgrading, you won't notice any change until you start using some of your applications which are radically faster, the first I noticed was Safari.
In short: Your Windows partition will remain unchanged, this also goes for any virtual machines, even those saved in your personal folder.
Also worth to notice: If your bootcamp partition is formated with NTFS, it's untouchable by the Mac OS unless you re-format your whole drive.
- Answered by Max W from Göteborg
- 11 7, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have OS X 10.5.8, also Windows Vista running under Bootcamp. If I upgrade to 10.6, what happens to Bootcamp and the Windows files?)
You don't have to reinstall *all* third party apps, but some that are known to be incompatible are disabled once the upgrade is complete. Those you will need to either reinstall or replace.
- Answered by Nicholas S from Santa Clara
- 10 9, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need to reinstall all third party apps affter upgrading to snow leopard?)
2 QUESTIONS. I own a HP computer with 7 OS. Are there any negatives using a Mac wired keyboard with my computer? Also, should I install the 0.6 Leopar
I own a HP computer with 7 OS. Are there any negatives using a Mac wired keyboard with my computer? Also, should I install the 10.6 Snow Leopard CD? Will it work with the HP? Finally, can I use the wireless mouse with my HP computer?
I want to download Java 7 will Snow Leopard be enough or shall I jus go for Mountain Lion even it hasn't good reviews? I have 2007 Spftware version.Answer
According to the Java website, Java 7 will not run with Snow Leopard (OS 10.6). Java 7 requires at least Lion (OS 10.7.3).
To download Mountain Lion (OS 10.8), one needs to have Snow Leopard already installed and updated to OS 10.6.8 in order to have access to the App Store.
(Lion is no longer available through the App Store, but may be available as a Legacy product through Apple Customer Service.)
Before upgrading to any of these OS systems, make sure your Mac meets the System Requirements.
For example: Snow Leopard requires Intel-based Mac with at least 1GB of memory,
Mountain Lion requires at least 2GB of memory and a Mac built since mid-2007 to early-2008 (date depends on the Mac Model).
If you prefer the reliability of the OS you are currently running, consider using Disk Utility to create a new partition on your hard drive and format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then install Snow Leopard (during install the installer will search your Mac for other partitions with older OS and ask if you want to import OS Setting, files and apps -- do this if you want a copy of all your stuff moved over to the new partition, otherwise don't do it so you have a "clean install"). After updating Snow Leopard to OS 10.6.8, download and install Mountain Lion. (Note: if you are already using Snow Leopard, then use Disk Utility to "RESTORE" the old partition to the new partition (thereby creating a clone), and then start up from one of the partitions and download and install Mountain Lion to that partition.)
Now you have two partitions, each with a different OS. Simply change Start Up disk System Preference to use either OS (or press OPTION while starting up). My current Mac has 6 different Start Up "disks" for different testing purposes and to allow me to use my old scanner which is not compatible with the newer Operating Systems.
can it make your dock colored
- Asked by Ben B from Belden
- 12 3, 10
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if I upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 will I get the updated 10.6.8 for free?
- Asked by Aislinn G from Eugene
- 02 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (if I upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 will I get the updated 10.6.8 for free?)
Yes, after installing 10.6, simply select Software Update from the Apple menu and you'll be offered the 10.6.8 update.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 02 27, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (if I upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 will I get the updated 10.6.8 for free?)
Which Disc do you put in the boost Camp ?
- Asked by Jesse B
- 10 16, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Which Disc do you put in the boost Camp ?)
do i have to have mac os v 10.6 snow to run icloud?
- Asked by Scott G from Casper
- 12 27, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (do i have to have mac os v 10.6 snow to run icloud?)
You have to have 10.7 which is called Lion to be able to use the features that are included in iCloud.
- Answered by Bo B from Ashburn
- 03 11, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (do i have to have mac os v 10.6 snow to run icloud?)
What do you have to do to install it
- Asked by Robert M from Houston
- 10 22, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (What do you have to do to install it)
If I was to purchase Snow Leopard, would I be able to run it using a program like: Windows Virtual PC or Virtual Box on a PC running Windows 7???
If you have 10.3.9 you have a Powerpc Mac..Call Apple and order a copy of Os x 10.4 or os x 10.5 (if your computer meets the minimum requirements for 10.5) and they will send them to you for 130 a copy they may be cheaper
- Answered by Malik Colen C from Folsom
- 01 29, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I still have 10.3.9 and need 10.4.11 or 10.5.4, how do I upgrade?)
If I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 do I need Snow Leopard and Lion to make the new iPhone 4S and my Mac run iCloud?
I just got the iphone 4S and took it in to the Apple store for set-up. The store is over an hour away from my home so I'm quite surprised they didn't tell me I needed these software updates to run iCloud.
- Asked by Pamela M from Twin Lake
- 01 7, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (If I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 do I need Snow Leopard and Lion to make the new iPhone 4S and my Mac run iCloud?)
You can access iCloud in 10.5.8 through the web browser (Safari). This is actually reasonably convenient, and a good solution that I use for my old PowerBook G4 (a 2002 Mac running 10.5.8).
To get "native" access to iCloud on the Mac (Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks etc.) you need OS X 10.7 (aka Lion). To upgrade to Lion, you need a Mac with a Core 2 Duo processor (or better) and at least 2 GB of RAM.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 01 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 do I need Snow Leopard and Lion to make the new iPhone 4S and my Mac run iCloud?)
Hi I am running osx 10.4 which has Ical 2.0 I would like to update to Ical 3.0 or higher so that i can sync with G cal do I need to upgrade my os