Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I recently bought a MacBook running Snow Leopard. Can I use its system disks to update my iMac (2.4GHz Intel duo core) that is running 10.4.11???
or do I have to pay $169 to buy the box?
- Asked by Natalie S from Long Beach
- 01 18, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I recently bought a MacBook running Snow Leopard. Can I use its system disks to update my iMac (2.4GHz Intel duo core) that is running 10.4.11???)
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
I have OS X 10.4.11, Can I upgrade with Snow leopard OS X 10.6? I want to upgrade so that I can use Photoshop Elements, will this be enough for that?
- Asked by Jennifer M from St.albert
- 01 20, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (I have OS X 10.4.11, Can I upgrade with Snow leopard OS X 10.6? I want to upgrade so that I can use Photoshop Elements, will this be enough for that?)
To upgrade to OS X 10.6 you will need an Intel based Mac with at least 1GB RAM, 5GB hard disk space and a DVD drive.
If your Mac doesn't meet those specifications... it is time to upgrade your hardware (which will come with Lion).
If you have a Core 2 Duo Mac with 2GB RAM or greater, then you can upgrade all the way to Lion. My 2007 MacBook runs Lion acceptably well, which is quite impressive for a 5 year old machine!
can i run mac osx on an intel pentium (pc basis)
I'm leaning toward moving from PC to MAC, but I have three decades software invested in the PC world. I'd like to be able to dual or preferrable, triple-boot a high-performance intel machine (4-dual-quad zenon chips.).
How is the best way to invoke this? Use separate boot-drives or set up a multi-boot option at start-up?
- Asked by Bill S from Orlando
- 05 6, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (can i run mac osx on an intel pentium (pc basis))
I have a macbook with OSX 10.4.11 I don't use I life or iwork, can I just get the snow leopard upgrade or do I need to buy the box set?
I really have no use for the extra software, so I didnt know if I could get away with just buying snow leopard
- Asked by Rachael B from Waterford
- 11 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a macbook with OSX 10.4.11 I don't use I life or iwork, can I just get the snow leopard upgrade or do I need to buy the box set?)
Yes you will need the box set. Or alternatively you could buy a copy of leopard of an online seller an buy snow leopard. But the value for the box set is tremendous and with the updated iLife 11', now is the best time to buy. Your MacBook must have 1Gb of ram or more to update to snow leopard. Hope I helped :)
No, Garageband is not part of Snow leopard, it is part of the iLife software. To upgrade to Garageband 09 you need to get iLife 09 which includes Garageband. If you upgrade to Snow leopard, Garageband still will be version 08.
- Answered by Carlos V from Alexandria
- 12 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will upgrading from leopard to snow leopard upgrade garageband 08 to garageband 09?)
You should have a license for each Mac.
I suggest getting the $49 Snow Leopard family pack. It will give you licenses to install on up to five macs in a household.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 04 1, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have a macbook, mac airbook and an imac, do i need to buy 3 snow leopard to upgrade them or just one is ok?)
Does this upgrade provide support for the Common Access Cards (CAC) used by the military. Currently having huge issues passing certificates.
The current OS the I use cannot pass certificates with the CAC card so I am not able to access any Military Websites that require CAC login. Have read and implemented everything that every blog has suggested with no avail. Hoping this upgrade provides this accessibility.
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Macs at home & at office - do I need 2 new licenses?
I have a MacBook used primarily at home, and an iMac at work (different location). Do I need to get two single license upgrades for these two computers?
- Asked by Stephan R from Boerne
- 11 6, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Macs at home & at office - do I need 2 new licenses?)
what airport utility can i run with snow leapord
- Asked by Keith C from Surrey
- 12 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (what airport utility can i run with snow leapord)
I have 2 computers - what do i need to purchase?
- Asked by Richard T from Surfside
- 11 30, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have 2 computers - what do i need to purchase?)
I would just buy the Family pack.
- Answered by Will V from Glendora
- 10 22, 10
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How can i determine what operating system i have
- Asked by Peg W from Eden Prairie
- 02 1, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How can i determine what operating system i have)
Click the Apple Logo in your menu bar located in the far left corner. From there choose "About this Mac".
Your Operating System version should appear under the Apple Logo and Mac OS X. (Ex. Version 10.5.8)
- Answered by Brandon S from Anna
- 02 4, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How can i determine what operating system i have)
Unfortunately, having that version of OS X (same as I have...) you can only upgrade to Lion either by buying the Lion USB Thumb flash drive (for 69$) or by updating first to Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) - by buying the CD-Rom for 29$, and then updating to Lion via the mac app store (which is only available to OS X from Snow Leopard on) for another 29$ (coming on 58$ total).
It's kind of a bummer: you have to get an OS (that you are not going to use!!) to get another... So far Apple hasn't made any other options available.
Check wikipedia Lion OS X article, under Release and Distribuition, for more info on it!
- Answered by Joana V from New York
- 01 20, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have mac os x 5.8, i cant download the mac app store in order to get lion, and sync all with i cloud. any help?)
Upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard require a clean install?
Macbook 13inch with Intel processor about 6mo old with ver 10.5.8 Tiger installed. Will a clean install be required, or does the standard install leave applications and data and just remove the old version and replace with the new 10.6 Snow Leopard version of the OSX?
- Asked by Roger H from Worland
- 11 10, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard require a clean install?)
First of all- when you say Tiger, I'm assuming that you mean Leopard. If you have all of your serials, licenses, etc. do a clean install. It's best for the machine. If you don't however, do standard. It will, yes, leave all of your files on the machine (just replace the system). Hope this helps.
- Answered by Iddo P from Memphis
- 11 11, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard require a clean install?)
The program will have the same set-up as your current computer.
- Answered by Edward C from Apo
- 11 14, 09
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