3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2012 5:41 PM by Winston Churchill
Paris101 Level 1 Level 1

The deadline is quickly approaching and I need to upate from OS 10.6.8 to OS 10.7 Lion for iCloud. I have a Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon and have held off upgrading because I heard there's problems with Lion and Mac Pros . Is there? If I don't upgrade by June 30th, will I lose my mac.com address? I can't even find OS Lion to purchase since Mountain Lion is coming out in July.  Help!

Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10
    Mac OS X

    Welcome to the Apple community.


    I certainly haven't had any issues with Lion, although I am aware a handful of third-party applications have yet to be updated for it.


    You won't lose your email address by not updating to Lion, but you will lose it if you don't migrate your MobileMe account to iCloud.


    Lion is available from the Mac App Store which you should find in your application folder.


    By the way, I use a Mac pro too.

  • Paris101 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm confused. I thought I needed Lion to migrate to iCloud to keep my mac.com address? If I wait until Mountain Lion comes out, will I have problems using iCloud with OS 10.6.8? Can I upgrade from OS 6.8 to Mountain Lion, so I won't have to purchase two OS upgrades?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10
    Mac OS X

    Snow Leopard is unable to use the majority of features included with iCloud, you can however use iCloud mail in the mail application if you enter the settings manually. You can also access your mail, contacts calendars and all the data in iCloud in Snow Leopard by using your web browser on the website iCloud.com.


    I'm not entirely sure about the upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, but I rather think that you need to upgrade via Lion.


    If you do decide that you wish to use your mail application for iCloud mail once you migrate from MobileMe to iCloud, you will need to delete your mail account from Mail preferences and set it up again using the Mail Server Information.


    Some users have apparently encountered issues using this information in pre-Lion set ups (I haven't), Roger Wilmut has kindly provided instructions for those who find themselves with this problem.


    Entering iCloud email settings manually in Snow Leopard or Leopard