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actually my question is--should  I update my Mac os x 10.5.8 to latest version, will it be compatible with macbook i have(W8902CAK1AQ; processor 2GHz core 2 DUO, memory 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3)), will it be more beneficial

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Dear Everybody---actually my question is--should  I update my Mac os x 10.5.8 to latest version, will it be compatible with macbook i have(W8902CAK1AQ; processor 2GHz core 2 DUO, memory 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3)), will it be more beneficial

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,765 points)

    Hi, you can upgrade all the way to ML/10.8.x if you wanted, requires 10.6.8 first though.


    And I wouldn't consider any upgrade without upgrading the RAM, yours can hold 8GB.



    Pros... possibly better security, better communication with iDevices, most new software requires newer OSX versions.


    Cons... no PPC app support past 10.6.8, everything is more steps, some things impossible, much software will need upgrading, less control by you. more control by Apple.


    First you need to research all the problems people are having with the higher OSX versions, & make sure you have a bootable clone of what you have just in case.


    then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.


    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.


    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...



    Buy Snow Leopard >

    Call Apple the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273


    Other countries...


    Lion/10.7 System requirements

        •    x86-64 processor (Macs with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, or Xeon processor.)

        •    At least 2GB of memory, I say 6 GB

        •    Latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), with the Mac App Store installed

        •    At least 4GB of disk space for downloading, I say 50 GB.

    Like Snow Leopard, Lion does not support PowerPC-based Macs (e.g., Power Macs, PowerBooks, iBooks, iMacs (G3-G5), eMacs).

    Lion also does not support 32-bit Intel Core Duo or Core Solo based Macs. Rosetta is no longer available in Lion, which means Lion no longer supports PowerPC applications.




    What applications are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"?




    Macs that will support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

    As usual, the newer the Mac the better:

        •    MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer

        •    MacBook Air – late 2008 and newer

        •    iMac – models from mid 2007 and newer

        •    MacBook – 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer

        •    Mac Mini – early 2009 and newer

        •    Mac Pro – early 2008 models and newer

        •    XServe – early 2009 models and newer

    Macs that are NOT expected to support OS X Mountain Lion

    Older Macs and those with weaker GPU’s will likely be left behind:

        •    Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card

        •    Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600

        •    MacBook models released prior to 2008

        •    Mac Mini released prior to 2007

        •    iMac models released prior to 2007

        •    Original MacBook Air

    This list of compatible and incompatible Macs and system requirements are based off of the first OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview and may be subject to change, we will update when we learn more about the specifics. OS X Mountain Lion will be released this summer but presumably long before that we will know precise system requirements and what Macs are and are not supported by the new version of OS X. Stay tuned.



    Your Mac must be one of the following models, according to the Cupertino giant: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer); MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer); MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer); MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer); Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer); Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer).


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