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  • a brody Level 9 (65,736 points)

    You can upgrade to 10.6.8, but not 10.7 or later.  That means your machine will not support iCloud fully unless you install Windows 7 on it.

  • gmohr Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. That confirms what Applecare told me. I only need 10.6 in order to sync the iPhone with iTunes on the G5, via USB, not iCloud.

     

    Next time I'll be sure to use more precise language, e.g., "Intel Core Duo" instead of "Intel-based Core Duo."

     

    And incidentally I received a notice that my order, of the correct item, has already shipped.

  • a brody Level 9 (65,736 points)

    You do not have a G5.  Apple never called it that, and for all intents and purposes if Apple had carried on the generation naming of the processor, you would have a G7.  Apple stopped naming their processors G after the G5 became obsolete.

     

    Here is the logic of my statement:

     

    G3 IBM

    G4 Motorola

    G5 IBM

    G6 Intel Core Solo

    G7 Intel Core Duo

    G8 Intel Core2Duo Xeon

    G9 Intel Core i3, i5, i7, later Xeon processors

  • gmohr Level 1 (0 points)

    Got it, thanks. I was just going by the Apple support page (http://www.apple.com/support/imac/g5/) where I found it but now I realize I could have gotten to it from the Intel-based Macs part of the support site.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
  • ilCapo93 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, in order to sync your iphone 5 with mac os x 10.5.8 you just need to download itunes 10.6.3

    Here is the download link : http://copir.net/mac/app-itunes

    worked for me

  • otherjacko Level 1 (0 points)

    Does it seem greedy to anyone that Apple makes people buy Snow Leopard just to be able to get Mountain Lion? Why can't Mountain Lion come with whatever aspects of Snow Leopard are necessary? And does it also seem stupid that, this being so, Apple would remove Snow Leopard from its stores and also not explain clearly on its website what people who don't yet have Snow Leopard need to do? I can't imagine Google doing anything this ridiculous.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    Not Apple's fault that some users wait up to five years before upgrading their system!

  • otherjacko Level 1 (0 points)

    There was hitherto no need for me to upgrade, as all the software I use continued to be compatible and update. Why should I pay for something (Snow Leopard) which I am not going to use for more than half an hour? How often do you upgrade your car? Perhaps once every 5 years? Does the car maker force you buy the models that have been released in the interim, before you can get a new one? Didn't think so...

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    There was hitherto no need for me to upgrade, as all the software I use continued to be compatible and update.

    So why upgrade at all? Has it stopped working?

  • otherjacko Level 1 (0 points)

    As you presumably already know, software such as Chrome and Firefox are no longer providing updates and are warning of security vulnerabilities if I don't upgrade. Why don't you answer my questions?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    What exactly are your questions?

     

    So far you have only produced rants!

  • otherjacko Level 1 (0 points)

    For the record, the presence of this symbol “?” indicates a question. Also for the record, I disagree my previous posts are rants. Anyway, here are some questions for you:

    Why can't Mountain Lion come with whatever aspects of Snow Leopard are necessary?

    Why should I pay for something (Snow Leopard) which I am not going to use for more than half an hour?

    When you buy a new car, are you first made to buy the models released in the interim? Why should Apple do something analogous to that?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    Why can't Mountain Lion come with whatever aspects of Snow Leopard are necessary?

    Probably to avoid Mountain Lion becomming too big - but nobody here speaks for Apple.

     

    Why should I pay for something (Snow Leopard) which I am not going to use for more than half an hour?

    Because upgrades are not and never have been free. Why do you only need it for half an hour??

     

    When you buy a new car, are you first made to buy the models released in the interim? Why should Apple do something analogous to that?

    Forgive the expression, but that is comparing apples and oranges. Computer operating systems and their associated firmware and hardware requirements are not a bit like cars.

     

    But this discussion ends here as it is a complete waste of time. If you need to upgrade you have to pay, just like the many millions of other users had to.

  • gpop Level 1 (0 points)
    Why should I pay for something (Snow Leopard) which I am not going to use for more than half an hour?

     

    Because upgrades are not and never have been free. Why do you only need it for half an hour??

     

     

    I gather this is because the user is upgrading to Liono so this stepping stone does seem a little unecessary and an additional expense.

    There ideally should be options Liono Disc A and B (for OSX ugrades from before or after this date).

     

    It's a little bit backward with the new route software has gone in to have to order a physical object just to be able to upgrade to then use their digital download versions.

     

    It's just another odd way to do things. Yup.. so be it.