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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.
    My new printer canon pixma mx882 will not install on my Mac OS x 10.4.11. Finally a message saying I need 10.6. I am not computer friendly and have totally assembled my new printer and now my mac will not let it finish loading the software. Is it goiing to cost me $$ for the new upgrade? and will I have to reload other programs I already have?? Again I am a senior and am not too computer knowledgeable. Thank you for any help.

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.

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    Upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6) costs $29. But, you haven't told us enough info - is your Mac an Intel or PowerPC cpu Mac? If it's PowerPC, you can't upgrade to Snow Leopard.

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.

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    name of computer for new printer
    Thank you..I have a MAC OS X Version 10.4.11; 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.

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    Should be an easy upgrade to snow leopard here, does'nt cost too much.
    09' Apple iMAC 3.06Ghz
    '10 Apple MacBook Pro (unibody) 2.4 GHz

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.
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    Be aware that if you have installed third-party software (like for example Microsoft Word) or really old software (like, say, AppleWorks), you will probably need to budget for upgrading those things too.

    If you've kept your software up-to-date, then no worries.

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.

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    If he's only upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6) then there's no reason that older software, including AppleWorks or Office 2004, won't work. It's Lion (10.7) that breaks those apps.

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    need to install 10.6 for new printer.
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    Every new version (including 10.6) of OS X breaks *some* apps. Just because Rosetta is still supported in 10.6 doesn't mean apps won't break.

    To wit: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatibility table - Snow Leopard Compatibility

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