OS X :: Upgrade To Snow Leopard/any Need To Upgrade Your RAM?
Aug 30, 2009
I am curious about the system requirement of Snow Leopard. Since the performance and speed are better on SL, I think Snow Leopard will consume a little bit more resource of our macs., although I know Snow Leopard is just only the refinement of the software.
So, my question is that WILL YOU UPGRADE YOUR RAM OF YOUR MAC?
I have an iMac with Mac OSX 10.6.8 and 2.4 GH2 Intel Core 2 Duo processor.I want to upgrade to Lion so that I can use iCloud to share documents with my iPad.Do I have to upgrade to Snow Leopard first or can I upgrade directly to Lion?
I have the latest and greatest 10.5.whatever and while I bought and own the new 10.6 DVD I have yet to upgrade. The primary reason is that I use PGP to encrypt my disks and it is not compatible with 10.6 so I'd have to unencrypt and uninstall PGP Full Disk Encryption. (And that takes DAYS!). Plus, I use Adobe CS3 and I understand that has hiccups with Snow Leopard as well. If you upgraded, would you do it again? To be honest, I bought the upgrade because it was cheap and I like to have the latest and greatest but while this is the latest I'm not sure this is the greatest. (I don't even know what the upgrade offers me!)
How many of you are just fine using 10.5.8 and find no need to upgrade to Snow Leopard? This reminds me of the company I work for which has all company PCs running on XP and refuses to upgrade any company computer to Vista for the time being. I know, I know, Mac OS is way better...but I've read about incompatibility issues and it makes me wonder, what's the worst that can happen if I decide to wait a good 3-4 months to do the upgrade?
So I have 2 issues. My first one is that when I upgraded to Snow leopard, i cannot use safari. it says I have v4.0.1. and go to Apple store and download it though I'm a little confused and don't wanna mess this up. Also on my desktop I have a copy of the Applications folder and an Applications alias?? I tried putting just the app folder in the trash but then I can't open anything up. I usually just go through the finder and through Mac HD to find stuff for now as I'm new to Mac.
I'm going to be upgrading my powerbook G4. I have an external 750 hard drive that is up to date with my system. What I would like to know is, should I do a clean install to Leopard(can't go snow leopard.no intel. right?)and later add my pictures & music back from backup? And what is the best way to do that. I also am adding 1 g to the 512. I'm thinking I'm not going full memory for now. I'm just trying to make this wonderful laptop a few more yrs. Please can anybody tell me how you upgraded and why. :unsure: Machine Name: PowerBook G4 17" Machine Model: PowerBook5,5 CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1) Number Of CPUs: 1
I have two older Macbooks that came with Leopard and I also have a newer Mac Mini and a new Macbook Pro that came with Snow Leopard. Is there a way I can use those disks to upgrade the older Macbooks to Snow Leopard or do I have to purchase a new copy?
i JUST got a new aluminum macbook in october or whenever they came out... so does this mean that i have to pay 260 australian just so i can upgrade to ilife 09 and iwork 09? then i thought,, that if i was going to upgrade to snow leopard, would this come with ilife 09?? =S i dont wanna pay for ilife 09 twice. can someone help me out? and whats with those software coupons that came with iwork and i think they came with ilife as well...? can i use them to get ilife and iwork 09 for a cheaper price?
I've never updated an OS before, so this probably appears to be very noob-ish. I currently have a refurb 2.4 al macbook. I can't return it, so instead of whining and complaining (past that stage) I'm looking at it as thus: I'm one of very few people to have an aluminum macbook. I want to upgrade to a SSD when Snow Leopard is released in September. How do I make this happen? Is it as simple as swapping the hard drive and then booting from the SL install disks? Almost seems too easy. Also, do you guys think it's a good idea to swap the stock 250GB HDD for an SSD (120GB Vertex) and use the HDD as an external?
Ok ever since the SL upgrade I cant ssh to my machine. I can't even ssh to it locally. I use ssh in order to work around the screen sharing without mobile me subscription. Ssh does not accept my password and after 3 failed attempts it quits. I've done ssh-keygen, sudo ssh... and even tried the full path /usr/bin/ssh (which I believed worked once) but I may have been hallucinating from all the madness. Here's the verbose logging...I'm afraid to muck with the ssh config files...Why would this all of a sudden stop working?
Now that's it's been out for awhile, and based on people's experiences, if I'm looking to upgrade Tiger to Snow Leopard, should I get the box set or no? I rarely use the "i" suites as it is. Just wondering what might be the best route, since apparently the box set doesn't include anything to do with Leopard.
I bought a copy of SL a couple of weeks ago to update my early 2008 MBP, 4 GB memory. But after reading lots of complaints I decided to hold off until some bug fixes come out. Well....how long should I wait? How many of you are happy that you upgraded? Leopard works just fine for me, so I don't want to mess that up for no real reason.
I'm still running 10.4.11 on my late 2007 BlackBook. If I do a clean install using just the cheap Snow Leopard upgrade disk will I have iPhoto etc. or do I need to buy iLife? Also, could you please recommend an idiot-proof, step-by-step guide to formatting the HD and installing Snow Leopard from scratch with the upgrade disk?
so i've done a lot of research, and a vast majority of people are saying that if you install the $30 upgrade to snow leopard onto an intel based mac running Tiger, it works!I have two questions regarding this.
Is it true!? because i don't want to waste $30 for nothing Would i be able to run logic 9 after this upgrade? my only goal is to run logic 9. I have no interest in any of the features that come with leopard or snow leopard
I am helping a friend upgrade a three year old iMac from 10.4 (tiger) to 10.6 (snow leopard), she has purchased all the software 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 upgrade. For some reason she never moved to 10.5 even though she had the DVD. In addition I wanted to have a "clean install". The first thing I did was make a backup of all of her files. Then I booted 10.4 from DVD and used disk utility to erase the hard disk. Next
I booted 10.6 from DVD and selected English as the language, then I get the following error: "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer. It requires a previous installation of 10.5."
Do we really have to go from 10.4 to 10.5 to 10.6? What a pain in the butt!!! Any ideas on how to skip 10.5? I already erased the hard disk.
Here is a link that recommends a clean install: http://www.cultofmac.com/how-to-upgr...ight-way/15141
I just bought a used macbook pro and once I powered it up I just followed the steps to set it up, once done, the OS is 10.5.8. I want to upgrade it to Snow Leopard but what's the best way to do it? I already spent half a day setting many things up, and I don't want to start everything all over again, what's the best way to upgrade? I don't want to have SL on a different partition
I am trying to upgrade my MacBook (10.5.8) to Snow Leopard so I can upgrade again to Lion so I can use I can use icoud on my MacBook. Problem is the DVD has never worked, at least it dosn't work now and it is the first time I have tried. Can I download?
I'm trying to upgrade my iMac 9.1 from leopard to snow leopard. The machine covers the needs (intel processor, more than 1 Gb of ram , more than 5 Gb free) but when I click in "Install MacOS" the message "MacOS X snow Leopard can't be installed in this computer" appears.