4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2010 11:36 AM by Bengt Wärleby
Lorna from Hawaii Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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)
    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.
  • Lorna from Hawaii Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
    But...... maybe it is still true. Maybe they did not get specific on each application because it would make it too evident that one could get by with Leopard to run iMovie '11.

    This hesitation of mine is not about money. It's about the bad experience I had last year and what I continue to read about Snow Leopard.

    L.
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,390 points)
    I don't think you can even install iMovie 11 without Snow Leopard.
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)
    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