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Can iMovie '11 run on OS 10.5.8 Leopard?

7436 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2010 11:36 AM by Bengt Wärleby RSS
Lorna from Hawaii Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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Oct 23, 2010 9:57 AM
I have OS 10.5.8 (Leopard).

It says that to run iLife '11, one must have OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Because I had a bad experience last year after installing Snow Leopard, I un-installed it and am back to Leopard/10.5.8.

I am wondering if I could stick with Leopard and use only iMovie '11. My hunch is that the requirement for 10.6 comes from Garage Band, which I never have used and never will.

Am I correct in thinking that I can buy iLife '11 and install only iMovie '11 and run it on Leopard / 10.5.8 without a problem?

L
24" Intel iMac 222.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.5), Lexmark All In One printer, copier, scanner & fax. Two dead external hard drives
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Oct 23, 2010 10:39 AM (in response to Lorna from Hawaii)
    Am I correct in thinking that I can buy iLife '11 and install only iMovie '11 and run it on Leopard / 10.5.8 without a problem?


    I believe that to be incorrect. The package doesn't list the Snow Leopard requirement separately for the different components - just for the entire iLife '11 package.
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Oct 23, 2010 11:22 AM (in response to Lorna from Hawaii)
    I don't think you can even install iMovie 11 without Snow Leopard.
    iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Panasonic HDC-SD5 iMovie 11
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Oct 23, 2010 11:36 AM (in response to Lorna from Hawaii)
    Hi Lorna

    I've also hesitated from time to time and solved this by use of one or more external
    hard disks that I've prepared to use as Start-up HDs. So Now I've got one
    X.3.9 and one X.4.11 and one X.5.8
    Vife MacBook Pro is X.6.4

    By use of different hard disks or partitions I can keep an environment that works
    for different applicaions.

    Hard disk MUST
    • be a FireWire one (Western Digitals - do not work due to Chip-set in them)
    • be formatted as Mac OS X.6.3 or 4 (for iLife'11)

    In this way one can test a product but not risk a working solution

    Yours - very longing to Hawaii - It's cold and rainy and gray in Sweden - Bengt W
    G3/G4 Blue white,PBG4,dG5, OS X.3.9 + QT6.5.2 and OS X.4.11 + QT 7.3.1

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