Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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If I purchase the 10.6 , what happens to the 10.8.5 that came with the computer?
I want to download ND Assist and the computer says developer not identified.
ND assist is not compatible with OS X 10.4 or 10.5 but is okay with 10.8, 10.7, 7 10.6.
They said I could buy the 10.6 and their download would work just worried I would loose my present 10.8.5.
Thank you in advance.
- Asked by Elaine B
- 10 18, 13
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Hello, i have the Mac OS X version 10.5.8. Is it worth updating? And what is the diffrence between the 29$ and 35$ upgrade??? thank you
- Asked by Magdalena K from Dollard Des Ormeaux
- 10 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Hello, i have the Mac OS X version 10.5.8. Is it worth updating? And what is the diffrence between the 29$ and 35$ upgrade??? thank you)
It's definitely a worthy upgrade, at least at my end I noticed my MBP runs a lot faster and smoother, browsing Safari is fantastic. The difference on the 2 upgrade is $29 is just a single user upgrade while $35 you can install it on at least 5 computers.
- Answered by Richard F from Petersburg
- 11 9, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Hello, i have the Mac OS X version 10.5.8. Is it worth updating? And what is the diffrence between the 29$ and 35$ upgrade??? thank you)
will finalcut 7 work on 10.5.8
- Asked by Judith R from Plantation
- 11 20, 10
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My Intel Macbook and G5 Power PC running OSX 10.5.8 work flawlessly on my wireless network. Would I have problems if Snow Leopard is on the Macbook?
Can I save files as PDF using the standard softwares/applications of a newly purchased MacBook Pro? Thank you!
I usually share documents with colleagues as PDF (converted from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, pictures, and even websites converted as PDF); so as to avoid accidental and/or unauthorized revisions in the documents.
In this regard, I just want to know if I can do the same thing using the "in the box" softwares/applications of a newly purchase MacBook Pro, or if I need to purchase the Adobe Professional software/application.
I have yet to decide whether to get the MacBook Pro 13" or the 15"; and I hope to make the purchase later this month or early May.
Can i translate english text to a french text in my emails, text edit, or Microsoft for word for mac?
I have 10.5.8 macbook leopard and I would like my friend in Switzerland to be able to read it
- Asked by Glenn S from Sunset Beach
- 03 12, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i translate english text to a french text in my emails, text edit, or Microsoft for word for mac?)
I bought MacMini and MacBookPro in Sept'09. Snow Leopard was only with MacPro. On Mini I have 10.5. Can I install 10.6 from CD that came with MacPro?
I bought MacMini and MacBookPro at the same time in Sept'09.
On mini I have 10.5.8 installed and have NO disk with Snow Leopard...(
Snow Leopard was installed only on MacPro, and, of course, there is a disk with Snow Leopard 10.6.
So, can I install 10.6 to Mac mini from CD that came with MacBook Pro?
Why should I pay for shipping the disk if have one?Answer
The software restore discs that come with your Mac are designed only to be used with the system is came with. Since your Mac mini was purchased after the Up-to-Date program launched, you are likely eligible for an upgrade to Snow Leopard for $9.95.
If you purchased the computers from an Apple Store, the Snow Leopard disc that was supplied may have been a "CPU Drop-In Kit", which works with any Mac that supports Snow Leopard. If you received one of those, you may use that to upgrade your Mac mini to Snow Leopard.
Is it worth updating 10.4.11 to snow leopard?
I have a 2.16 GHz intel processor and 1 GB of memory.
- Asked by Kevin R from Germantown
- 01 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it worth updating 10.4.11 to snow leopard?)
Newer versions of Operating software run more efficiently. You will therefore benefit from speed hopefully at the least. However, do not simply upgrade because a newer version is available. If you have software that you bought with your current system configuration then it is not all guaranteed to work with the very latest version of Leopard. Make a cautious decision and you probably won't go wrong.
- Answered by Samuel R
- 01 20, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is it worth updating 10.4.11 to snow leopard?)
No. The space that you gain will be from trimming down the operating system itself. Your files remain untouched. That said, take it from a professional network administrator: I've never seen a backup cause data loss.
- Answered by Kevin M from Greenwood
- 10 29, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I installed the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard does it delete all my files and stuff in the laptop ?)
Nope. But there are Apple Stores in many places.
One more thing - although the upgrade went perfectly on all our machines, you should make sure your files are backed up before installing, so maybe wait until you get home?
- Answered by Douglas G from Baltimore
- 10 10, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is there a downloadable version of Snow Leopard Upgrade I can purchase as I am traveling?)
If I upgrade now from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and sometime in the future my computer crashes - will I need also Leopard installation to restore ?
I have Leopard now. If I upgrade to Snow Leopard, and in the future I'll need to reinstall my computer - will I need also the Leopard installation in addition to the Snow leopard that I upgraded to ?Best Answer:
If your computer shipped with 10.5 Leopard the only thing on those disks that the Snow Leopard won't have is what Apple calls the "Application Disks". If your Hard-drive crashes or you face software problems and need to restore, you should be able to install the Snow Leopard DVD first, then insert your Application Disk to get your iLife back on the computer.
If you recently purchased an upgrade for iLife, then you can skip the Application Disks and install the iLife Disk if you purchased one.
The Snow Leopard is meant to be used for a fresh install as well as upgrading from 10.5 to 10.6.
Have a nice day!
- Answered by Thomas F from Marstons Mills
- 10 21, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I upgrade now from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and sometime in the future my computer crashes - will I need also Leopard installation to restore ?)
Yes, all of your purchases will remain intact.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 05 12, 11
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My mac is running on 10.5.8. Will this version update my current version of iWeb (1.1.2). Because currently I am not able to upload a site.
- Asked by Bill H from Los Angeles
- 03 17, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (My mac is running on 10.5.8. Will this version update my current version of iWeb (1.1.2). Because currently I am not able to upload a site.)
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I have 2001 powerbook g4 15 inch screen and it still has the old os on it so if I buy this mac os x 10.6 snow leopard, will i have the new os?
what im trying to say is i have the old os that the laptop came with, and if i dowload this mac os x 10.6 snow leopard, will it automatically have the new one or will i need to buy more stuff to upgrade the os?Best Answer:
You will need a Mac with an Intel processor to be able to run Snow Leopard. I personally favor the 13" MacBook Pro. 10.6 won't run on a G4. 10.6 does keep you updated automatically.
my computer is homebuilt, using IPentium(R)4; CPU 2.4 GHz; RAM 512 MBs. can I use Mac OS x with my computer as I do with Windows XP
Using Intel Pentium(R)4 CPU 2.4GHz, RAM 512MBs ;DesktopAnswer
No, you need an Apple Mac computer to install Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Stephen C from Birmingham
- 11 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (my computer is homebuilt, using IPentium(R)4; CPU 2.4 GHz; RAM 512 MBs. can I use Mac OS x with my computer as I do with Windows XP)
My husband's G4 & my MacBook run on Tiger. I'd like to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Will I lose compatibility with my husband's computer on our network?
My husband's G4 cannot run Snow Leopard, so we both have OS 10.4.11. My MacBook can run Snow Leopard. We do share a lot of documents wirelessly.
I'd like to try some applications that do not run on Tiger, but don't want to leave my husband in the dust as I take off for the future!