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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: OS for a mid 2010 Mac Mini Reply with quote

Will a mid 2010 Mac Mini start up with OS 10.5.8? I have an external drive with some programs which won't run on 10.6, which is currently installed on the Mac Mini. Just wondering if I could still access those programs by using an external drive with 10.5.8 as the start up disk?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most likely not!!!

let me explain.

the 2010 and 2011 mac mini's have special hardware that 10.5.8 doesn't like to run the 2011 mac mini's have a sd card reader that causes 10.5.8 to crash the question i have to ask is simple what programs.

the reason is 10.6 support cycle ended about 2 weeks ago so 10.6 is now no longer supported by apple

and 10.5 is basically a door stop.

so what programs exactly!!!

because there might be alternatives
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The programs I need to run are Quark 6.1 and Word 2004. I have documents in both those programs that I need to access and possibly update as needed.
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[quote="macmanmacman"]most likely not!!!

let me explain.

the 2010 and 2011 mac mini's have special hardware that 10.5.8 doesn't like to run the 2011 mac mini's have a sd card reader that causes 10.5.8 to crash the question i have to ask is simple what programs.

the reason is 10.6 support cycle ended about 2 weeks ago so 10.6 is now no longer supported by apple

and 10.5 is basically a door stop.

so what programs exactly!!!

because there might be alternatives[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quark and word 2004 both run in 10.6 but you have to install the latest updates for both of them to function
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