Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Andro Ocvirk)
Make sure your Mac meets the system requirements for Mac OSX 10.6 (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575), and assuming it does purchase Snow Leopard from Apple. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Andro Ocvirk)
If it is any encouragement, your Mac will almost certainly qualify to upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard and even 10.7 Lion. (don't bother with the latter).
Your purchase from the App store will probably be the 10.6.3 version and you should ...
Before you start upgrading, back up your files. If you are unsure how best to do this, the following link is hugely informative. Most commonly used backup methods: Apple Support Communities
Once you have upgraded to Snow Leopard, if your upgrade took you to 10.6.3 you will need to apply the Combo updater. Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 and follow with a software update to pick up the most recent security updates.
Don't go any further until you have explored the wonders of Snow Leopard, the best OS Apple came out with.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 12:05 AM (in response to Andro Ocvirk)
I wouldnt bother tbh! My computer never worked properly after upgrading and I had to go back to 10.5.8
When it does go wrong you'll get zero help also - don't say you haven't been warned
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to Andro Ocvirk)
Maybe this LinkedIn.com discussion will help you...?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:48 PM (in response to trodat)
I agree with this guy, one of the worst things that I have done was upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard! now my system is at a crawling pace and I'm about to wipe out the drive and reformat it in 2 partitions for 2 separate OSX platforms.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 10:51 PM (in response to seventy one)
Ever since I have upgraded my OSX from Leopard to Snow Leopard 10.6.3, everything, (and I mean everything) operationally has been incredibly slow. Everything from just going from one app to the next, documents or windows are reacting just way too slow to work effectively. The accumulative time waste throughout the day just isn’t worth any upgrade honestly.
From what I’m reading, this problem persists in the Lion and Mountain Lion upgrades which I ofcourse will not do. Infact, I want to downgrade my system back to Leopard and just keep it there. I would prefer not to wipe out my drive and reformat it, but if I have to do that then I will partition the hard drive into 2 sub drives and have Leopard on 1 partition and Snow Leopard on the other. I only want the Snow Leopard so I can see my website updates.
Is it possible to do this; partition it and run 2 separate OSX platforms? I have already gone into the shutdown of file sharing which I never do anyways, it was automatically on there with the upgrade. I haven’t done the boot up in Safe Mode yet though. And I’m afraid to upgrade Snow Leopard to 10.8.3 unless this can fix my problem? If it does fix this issue, then where can I download that version if there is a link somewhere…please provide.
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