That's not right, Kurt. Snow Leopard will run on Core Duo. Lion will not.
Core Duos however can only run 32-bit applications. Core 2 Duo is required for 64-bit.
Quoting directly from your link;
To install Snow Leopard for the first time, you must have a Mac with:
- An Intel processor
- An internal or external DVD drive, or DVD or CD Sharing
- At least 1 GB of RAM (additional RAM is recommended)
- A built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
- At least 5 GB of disk space available, or 7 GB of disk space if you install the developer tools
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
Message was edited by: noondaywitch
That's kind of what I thought, but everything I looked into said all 2006 models were out. Apple's own page makes no mention of support for Core Duo Macs, only Core 2 Duo.
I even checked everymac.com, which is normally very accurate. On the page linked to, it also says nothing for models earlier than 2008, but I looked again just now and they contradict themselves when you check out the A1150 models. All four models are listed as 10.6.8 as the newest version of OS X they can run, with the caveat:
*This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support "OpenCL". It cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.
So it should work, but it's right at the end of supported versions of OS X for that model.