Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to chrisnova777)
- 2010 Mac Pro or earlier
- Mid-2011 iMac or earlier
- Early-2011 MacBook Pro or earlier
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to Kappy)
great!... thanks very much for that instant + clear answer:D
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to Kappy)
Do you know why OS X v10.6.8 cannot run on the newest iMacs? Perhaps there's a knowledge base article explaining this, but I can't find it if there is.
Thanks in advance,
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 5:05 PM (in response to Rob Stevenson)
Because it does not have the needed support for the new hardware.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks. I was afraid it was hardware related.
I really don't like the interface "improvements" Apple made in 10.7 and 10.8, so I was hoping I could get the newest hardware to run the older OS. I'll see if I can get a mid-2011 iMac, as mentioned above - my current iMac is a 2007 model. But I'll also explore the possibility of adjusting the newer interface more to my liking.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Rob Stevenson)
Do not take no you can't run Snow Leopard on the new iMac as a definitive answer.
If you decide on a new iMac, you can purchase Snow Leopard server OS X 10.6 and run this within virtualization software such as Parallels Desktop, Virtual Box or VMWare Fusion.
Hopefully our resident expert on this solution MichaelLAX will see this post and kick in his knowledge and procedures for doing this.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to MichelPM)
Appleworks 6 (database module) running concurrently IN ONE WINDOW with Lion from Snow Leopard Server installed into Parallels 8 running in COHERENCE mode:
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Apple is now selling Snow Leopard Server for $19.99 + sales tax & shipping costs at 1.800.MYAPPLE (1.800.692.7753) - Apple Part Number: MC588Z/A (telephone orders only).
Parallels offers a free 14 day download trial of Parallels 8; it retails for $79 and can be found discounted on the internet.
There is also a thread on this forum on how to "downgrade" a 2011 Mac Mini to Snow Leopard; follow newfoundglory's links to updated drivers. It is not a trivial exercise:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to chrisnova777)
Also - MacMini mid 2011 - 2.7Ghz i7 2-Cores and 2.0 4-Core Server (faster geekbench scores)
from my MacMini 5_2 running 10.6.8