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    old Mac pro's running snow lep????

    Right everyone, I'm having a argument with the desktop manager here and need you lot to solve it once and for all........

    We have an old mac pro computer (g4) running software version 10.3.8or9 can this be updated to snow lep or not?

    I'll tell you my answer after yours "lol"

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    Intel Macs only for 10.6+, so no G4 or G5 machines - even if they aren't that old!

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    THANK YOU MY THOUGHTS AS WELL....

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    It's even written in the documentation - ooops sorry, Apple doesn't do documentation.....

    Intel only. They could use 10.5, but not 10.6

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    yes indeed 10.6 will only run on intel chips.
    G4 & G5 will run 10.5 without a problem. my G4 mac mini is running 10.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Right everyone, I'm having a argument with the desktop manager here and need you lot to solve it once and for all........

    We have an old mac pro computer (g4) running software version 10.3.8or9 can this be updated to snow lep or not?

    I'll tell you my answer after yours "lol"
    What have you won for being right?

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    I think the consensus is that as long as your G4 or G5 has a reasonable spec, it should be pretty happy running Leopard 10.5. Since that's the last ever Mac OS that will run on those PowerPC Macs, it makes sense to try it out. Leopard and Snow Leopard look so similar that you can have Intel 10.6 machines and PPC 10.5 machines running and most students won't notice the difference, other than the speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Intel Macs only for 10.6+, so no G4 or G5 machines - even if they aren't that old!
    2nd that

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    Agree -- we even tried it for the heck of it -- doesnt work. Bright side...go get a bright and shiny new mac

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