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    Unhappy upgrade from os 10.3 to snow leopard
    i have just bought an imac 20" intel core 2 duo with os 10.311 and want to upgrade to snow leopard,how do i go about this???:

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    Quote Originally Posted by noletles View Post
    i have just bought an imac 20" intel core 2 duo with os 10.311 and want to upgrade to snow leopard,how do i go about this???:
    Buy a 10.6 "Snow Leopard" install disk, boot from it, and follow the onscreen instructions.

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    upgrade from os x to snow leopard
    so i dont have to istall any other system first????.
    have been told that i need to upgrade to leopard first.
    apple want to charge 85 for leopard just so i can then buy snow leopard for another 25.

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    You don't have to buy Leopard first. Surely Apple didn't tell you that you had to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkWorld View Post
    You don't have to buy Leopard first. Surely Apple didn't tell you that you had to?

    Oh I bet they did. This is normal. It's frowned upon to not upgrade to every OS, and SL was sold as an upgrade disc, even though it has the full OS on the disc.
    After all, how often can you buy a completely new OS for $29?
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    That's terrible! I understand they want you to upgrade to every OS, but that still just seems... Bad to me. Bad Apple!!
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    upgrade os x to snow leopard
    wouldnt mind but i would never use leopard again and would have spent 85 to use it for 1/2 an hour.
    so i just need to buy snow leopard and install on hard drive after deleting os x????

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    Yep! Snow Leopard is all you need Just buy it, pop it in, and follow the instructions If you need any help, or are worried about it at all, just pop on here and ask
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    upgrade os x to snow leopard
    thats brilliant,thanks for the advice.

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    No problem!!
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    Just be aware there is a good chance not all your Panther applications will work with Snow Leopard. That is a very big jump.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    it seems to me that leopard and snow leopard are almost the same, except that snow leopard is optimized for the intel processors.... i have tiger on my tibook, leopard on my g4 ibook and snow leopard on my 2010 mac mini. i noticed differences between tiger and leopard, but not so much between leopard and snow leopard but again maybe its me...

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    upgrade fron os 10.3 to snow leopard
    i have just bought the imac and it had a fresh install of os 10.3 so not bothered about applications but thanks for advice

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    Uhh, guys?

    There is no Mac that ever ran 10.3 that will also run 10.6.

    10.3 was a PowerPC only release. If you're running 10.3, you have a PowerPC Mac.
    10.6 is an Intel only release. You cannot run it on any PowerPC Mac.

    No way.

    Someone is confused about what they have and should find out for sure before spending any money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Uhh, guys?

    There is no Mac that ever ran 10.3 that will also run 10.6.
    Yeah...you know I was thinking the same thing when I first saw this thread...but I trusting the OP to be passing along correct info.

    I did double check this morning...and 10.4.4 was the oldest OS to ship with an Intel Mac.

    Great catch "Technologist"!

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