3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2012 8:17 PM by John Galt
rrodby Level 2 (340 points)

I have 2 iMacs both of which are now loaded with Lion, but I have not moved data to Cloud yet. I just realized my MBP with Intel Core Duo will not run (load) Lion. So If I go to cloud with my 2 lion computers, what happens to my MBP and SnoLeopard ? Does mail, address book, iCal stil sync with other computers that are in the cloud? Or do I have to buy a new computer to have all Lion to have everything sync like they do now (extremely important to continue that)




Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    ... what happens to my MBP and SnoLeopard ?


    Nothing; without Lion it cannot use iCloud.


    Why are you so certain it can't run Lion?


    OS X Lion system requirements

    To use Lion, make sure your computer has the following:

    • An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • Mac OS X v10.6.6 or later to install via the Mac App Store (v10.6.8 recommended); you can install without Mac OS X v10.6 by using an OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive, available on the Apple Online Store
    • 7 GB of available disk space
    • 2 GB of RAM
    • ...
  • rrodby Level 2 (340 points)

    you need at least Core 2 Duo, not Core Dou, and I tried to load it and it told me it would not on my computer.


    but here is what I was getting at,


    If I stay with SL on my MBP (because I cannot upgrade to Lion on that computer) and it  stores mail, address book, iCal etc info somewhere in cyberspace through Mobile me,


    But on my other 2 iMac computers that are on Lion now, and I go to the Could on those 2 computers, and Lion will sync stuff through the Cloud, I am concerned that my info (mail, address book iCal etc) will be stored somewhere else in cyberspace and if they (mobile me data and Lion data) don't sync themselves, I will have 2 different address books, iCal etc sets of data for example out there and my iMac wont syncwith MBP and visa versa.


    This must be a common issue as people have mixtures of SL/Mobile me and Lion/Cloud.


    Maybe I dont understand how the Cloud works



  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    Yes, the very first MBP had the Core Duo and it won't run Lion


    Mobile Me is going away as of June 30, so I'm afraid you will simply be out of luck with syncing Address Book, iCal, and using all the other iCloud services on the MBP after that date.


    However, you can continue to use your @me account with Mail or any other email client.