Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 3:51 AM (in response to Airsculpture)
Yes, you can download multiple times as long as it is on machines you own. Make sure your MBP already has Snow Leopard and meets the ML specs at: http://www.apple.com/osx/specs
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
Thanks Ralph, I will check it out.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to Airsculpture)
Tip: when you download again, before you install make a copy of the installer in a safe place, such as your Documents folder...that way you will have a copy to use over on other machines. As you no doubt saw, the final step in the installation is for the installer to erase itself. Downloading 4+ GB files is not a lot of fun so make another copy.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
I guess the other question is should I ? The second hand machine is for my daughter and is a 2.4 GHZ late 2010, 320GB Hard Drive with 8GB of RAM.
Should I leave it with Snow Leopard or load on ML ?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Airsculpture)
A lot depends on how she wants to use it...Snow Leopard is a rock-solid operating system. The big advantage to going to Mountain Lion is access to iCloud and the iOS-like features that were addded, iMessaging is the big one for some people.
If she is not interested in those additions, SL is a good system.
Personally, I really like ML...have it on my MBP and iMac, and have Lion on the MBP. Rarely use the Lion installation now as ML is so much faster. But note that other users appear on here saying ML is much slower. For some of us it is faster, for some slower...I realize that is not a definitive answer for you
If you like ML and see advantages for your daughter, you have already purchased and can freely download another copy.