4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 10:31 AM by Kappy
DMerz Level 1 (20 points)

I can't seem to find this documented anywhere.


Is there a cutoff date for Snow Leopard support (have to upgrade to Mountain Lion)?


I have two machines, one running Snow Leopard - MacBook (Snow Leopard), MacBook Pro (Mountain Lion)


Thanks in advance for the help!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Snow Leopard
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    At the moment, Apple is still providing Java security updates to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, so it's still supported. However, I would expect that with the release of the next OS X version Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be discontinued.


    My advice: if you are happy with Snow Leopard or you have PowerPC applications, keep Snow Leopard. If not, you should be ready to upgrade OS X soon or now, if you want, to OS X Mountain Lion

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,941 points)

    As of now Snow Leopard is needed to access the App Store in order to upgrade to Mountain Lion. Until that requirement is no longer needed Snow Leopard support will likely continue, but there will not be any updates from 10.6.8.


    Apple does not publish cutoff dates for support. Even when support is stopped that does not force you to upgrade.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 (2,022 points)

    And there is the "lack of Rosetta" issue starting with Lion and thereafter.


    If you are running any PowerPC apps, you will need to consider the 4 available workarounds.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,941 points)

    First there is denial .....