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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Advice on buying first mini wanted Reply with quote

Hi all, Old mac user (since 1988+) but just about to buy my first Intel machine.
Can anyone tell me if I can install snow leopard on a brand new mini straight out of the box?
Have to do this as I can't afford to update my CS2 and other 'rosetta' based software yet!
All advice gratefully received
Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the new minis do not support 10.6. I think you would have to go back to a 2010 system.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Rosetta on a Newer Mac Isn't Supported Reply with quote

Smithy is right. You'll need to find a mini that
shipped with an older OS that came with Roestta.
Installing an older OS version on a new mini
isn't supported.

THIS LINK may be helpful.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little off subject -- i know you can run Windows on a Mac -- can you run a Mac OS on a PC ?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: OSX on a PC Reply with quote

The short answer is yes, the long
answer is if you have to ask its
probably above your pay grade
to get it working reliably. Its not
easy unless your a MAC/PC Geek.
Even then it usually not easy.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok
does it work better the other way ? running windows on a mac ?

the only reason i ask is i have a pc my brother gave me that has a 500 G HD --i thought it may be something i could use -- and i have no want to learn windows -- i'm not very far along with Mac stuff
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Boot Camp Reply with quote

Much better.
Google: Apple Mac Boot Camp.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also look into vmWare fusion. this allows both windows and mac on a mac at the same time. cost 50 bucks but runs on a sale once in a while for 25
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