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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:07 pm    Post subject: What can i run ? Reply with quote

What should i run

Right now i have 10.5.8 a 2007 mini with 1g

i'm going to 4G this week end --

What OS is the right one to use --or should i use--i really dont do much -- but i want the latest Flash
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say 10.6 unless you need something that isn't in 10.6 but is in 10.5.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Snow leopard is one of these best OS out there.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMini wrote:
Yep, Snow leopard is one of these best OS out there.
So is LION OS also.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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said on the other post that Apple will no longer support 10.6 after April.

If i go to that will i still have time before Flash will no longer work with that ?

And when i do upgrade -- do i go to the Apple Store and buy a disk for the new OS

thanks again guys
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No matter what OS you pick, at some point Flash won't be able to be updated.

If you want to buy 10.6, or anything newer, I believe you need to buy a retail disc for 10.6. Then you can upgrade to something worse via the App Store.

You might be able to find an Apple 10.7 USB stick somewhere. I don't know if 10.7 is supported on that system though.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Snow Leopard Reply with quote

Lots of info here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=511801&highlight=tiger+upgrade
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What do you mean "something worse"

Do you think that 10.6 is a good start place ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like the newer versions of OS X.

I wouldn't have recommended 10.6 if I didn't think it was a good OS to use.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The maximum OS that your mini will run is:
OS X 10.7 (Lion) 2GB RAM minimum

The best OS for you to run is:
OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) 1 GB RAM minimum

Call Apple: 1 800 MY-APPLE to order a 10.6.3 Snow Leopard disk
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Order online: first click on the "Store" link then type "Snow Leopard"

OS X 10.7 (Lion) is much more resource intensive and I would only suggest installing it if necessary (meaning you have a need for it ie. iCloud or the ability to download current versions of Apple's iCloud based software).

Currently Snow Leopard 10.6 will fulfill your needs for Flash and any other plugin I'm aware of.

If you ever need Lion 10.7 this will involve another call to Apple. Apple will give you the ability to download it from the App store (you'll need Snow Leopard 10.6 installed to do this anyhow, therefore ordering the disk is step 1 regardless).

BTW I do recommend the RAM upgrade. You'll extend the useful life of your system.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SC Thanks

Bill Thanks --that was what i needed--

i just put in 4G today with a friend --and it was not hard -- we watched a few video's

We have an Apple store close by -- i'll try that -

do you know if you can get the disk at Best Buy ? they sell a lot of Apple stuff

I thought i would see an improvement with 4G --but i guess my 1G was doing what i needed --i really can't tell the difference --although i'm just going to a few web pages


But again thanks for all you guys helping me out
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rockysv wrote:
SC Thanks

Bill Thanks --that was what i needed--

i just put in 4G today with a friend --and it was not hard -- we watched a few video's

We have an Apple store close by -- i'll try that -

do you know if you can get the disk at Best Buy ? they sell a lot of Apple stuff

I thought i would see an improvement with 4G --but i guess my 1G was doing what i needed --i really can't tell the difference --although i'm just going to a few web pages


But again thanks for all you guys helping me out


The RAM you added will make a difference when you update to a newer operating system and will add to the longevity of your system. 10.5 Leopard only requires 512MB and it doesn't sound like you are tasking your system.

You won't find Snow Leopard at a Best Buy or even an Apple Store for that matter. Apple highly wants to go away from the distribution of retail disks. This is why some have even commented that Apple almost gives them the run around when the call 1 800 MY APPLE to order the disk.

Your best bet is to order it online. There was even a time when Apple had pulled it from the online store.

Bottom line get Snow Leopard asap before Apple stops distributing it altogether or you will end up having to pay $200 to get a copy off of eBay.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://store.apple.com/us/search/snow-leopard#!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again

i was just reading about installing the new OS --and it looks like i'll need help with that
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's pretty simple to do..
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