Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 6:21 AM (in response to Lyra_real)
Your computer can not be upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8)
OS X Mountain Lion system requirements
To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
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)
Xserve (Early 2009)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to Lyra_real)
Neither will you be able to upgrade to Lion .
Both Operating Systems are made to go with an Intel based machine, Intel being a development which is necessary for both these systems, but which cannot be incorporated into the machine you have.
Lyra, truth is, your Mac belongs to the past and for Mountain Lion you will have to buy a more modern machine. On the brighter side, 10.6.8 is an excellent system and I for one am going to hang onto it as long as I can.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to seventy one)
Thank you seventy one. I shall hold on to 10.6.8 too. :-)
There are several apps in the app store that are not backward compatible, which indeed is a shame. I can understand why, but its a little disappointing.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to Lyra_real)
Thanks for the star, Lyra. The apps you are referring to are probably those known as PPC apps.
That aspect has made 10.6.8 indespensible to me because I have some language courses that would be very expensive to buy again
10.6.8 is still being serviced by Apple to some degree and many people just don't like the Lion system. Perhaps Mavericks, when it comes, will justify a new machine, but give it six months to bed down first.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Lyra_real)
- Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
- 2GB of memory
- OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
- 7GB of available space
I'd want 4GB+ Apple MacBook Memory DDR2 667MHz up to 6.0GB
and do check first that you haven't any PPC applications which won't work, or any apps that don't run on 10.7+
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