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 PostPost subject: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Hello i was wondering if anyone could tell me the lowest spec computer it takes to run Snow Leopard. I mean I have a Macbook but i would prefer to get a cheaper one so I don't mess anything up on my good one.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:51 pm 
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I believe the requirements is any Intel Mac.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Its any Intel Mac with a 64 bit capable cpu (Core 2 cpus and above but nut Core Duo cpus)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Randomiser wrote:
Its any Intel Mac with a 64 bit capable cpu (Core 2 cpus and above but nut Core Duo cpus)

Not true, I'm running a Core Duo MacBook Pro, and Snow Leopard is working 100% fine.


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Randomiser wrote:
Its any Intel Mac with a 64 bit capable cpu (Core 2 cpus and above but nut Core Duo cpus)


I believe Apple is including a 32-bit and 64-bit kernel.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:44 am 
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Snow Leopard will run on any Intel mac, however, older mac's are not eligible for the $29 upgrade price.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:29 pm 
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Snow Leopard will run on any Intel mac, however, older mac's are not eligible for the $29 upgrade price.

Once again, not true. ANYBODY who purchased Apple Mac OS X Leopard will get the $29 upgrade price.


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Once again, not true. ANYBODY who purchased Apple Mac OS X Leopard will get the $29 upgrade price.

I agree. Any Leopard user is obviously eligible for the Snow Leopard upgrade.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:09 pm 
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Blizzardo1 wrote:
Any Leopard user is obviously eligible for the Snow Leopard upgrade.

Except those of us still enjoying our PowerPC machines and don't have a less-than-three year old Mac :( Oh well, if they don't want us to run Snowy on our perfectly good and still powerful "Apple-labelled" boxes then there's always the Hack Pro...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:41 pm 
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
Blizzardo1 wrote:
Any Leopard user is obviously eligible for the Snow Leopard upgrade.

Except those of us still enjoying our PowerPC machines and don't have a less-than-three year old Mac :( Oh well, if they don't want us to run Snowy on our perfectly good and still powerful "Apple-labelled" boxes then there's always the Hack Pro...

There's no reason to have PowerPC users run Snow Leopard, as a lot (if not all) of the optimizations are specifically there to benefit the Intel architecture.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:41 pm 
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There's no reason to have PowerPC users run Snow Leopard, as a lot (if not all) of the optimizations are specifically there to benefit the Intel architecture.


And I've just realised where a chunk of their huge space savings on app size are coming from - They're cutting out the PPC code from their universal binaries. Delicious drive space.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Removing the PPC code only cuts application sizes by about 10%, so less than 1 GB of savings - more of the savings in Snowy come from leaving out the designable.nib files this time (they are files that shouldn't be in there when compiling a release build anyway, they were for some reason left in for Leopard and you can delete them with a script to recover about 1 GB of disk space - the cynical amongst us might say they were left in to make the size difference between 10.5 and 10.6 seem larger so everyone would think losing PPC support was the reason for it and so not such a bad thing...). Anyway, in the 68k to PPC transition days you had the option when installing the OS (and most applications) to install a 68k version, PPC version, or Universal version, so had they offered that this time around there wouldn't have been this issue of wasted space from having both architectures' code installed anyway.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:10 pm 
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Would you rather Mac OS X become out of date, slower, and taking a lot of space because it needs to hang on to older code for PowerPC, or would you rather purchase an Intel Mac at a later date and experience a better and faster Mac version designed for Intel processors and the future?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Snow Leopard Specs????        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:56 am 
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Apple is dropping support for PPC most likely to get PPC users to buy Intels. More of a reason to build a Hackint0sh.


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