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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
    After a lot of work rearranging my office space I have the 2006 Mac Pro up and, though it takes a long time to boot, it is working fine. Surprised at what I did and did not remember what was on it. I thought it was Snow Leopard but I have to deduct the "Snow" part. It is Leopard OS. Right now I am backing it up on an external drive, have not hooked up ethernet so no internet. I probably shouldn't even be posting this but give a 71 year old a break. This is really fun. So far, I like the iMac far better. I started posting this under Desktops and thought better of it. The last time it was run was 2014 so it says something about the build. Sorry to go on like this but I never expected this could come to pass.

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    Nice. Always glad to see some of these older machines get a second chance at life.
    Last edited by Slydude; 11-15-2019 at 11:52 PM.
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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    Congratulations, well done, is it this one? MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 13" Specs (Late 2006, MA699LL/A, MacBook2,1, A1181, 2121): EveryMac.com
    Great site this one, you should probably bookmark it, I have.
    If it is the one listed (you will be able to verify that by the details) it can run macOS 10.7.5 (Lion) available here; Download OS X Lion Update 10.7.5 (Client Combo)
    That page also lists the improvements. BUT, before you attempt to upgrade please backup the device.
    The macOS you have is likely Snow Leopard which was OSX 10.6. and if it was updated to 10.6.8 you will have access to the App Store and iCloud services if not you will need the Combo Update before upgrading to Lion. Just check your "About This Mac" under the Apple menu for info.
    The catch with all this is that Snow Leopard was the last "Paid For" OSX upgrade and before updating to Lion you needed to upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    So check where you are and get back to us. Always assuming you want/need to upgrade at all.
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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    This is the old tower Mac Pro. I had to buy a monitor and settled on the Viewsonic 22 inch. I call it the Mac Pro a wheel chock for a Mac Truck. It has Photoshop CS3 on it. No Lightroom but I have the CD for LR 5. In fact, I must have many, many hundreds of dollars in post processing software which will work on this as it is on Leopard os. I have my Airport Extreme ready to go but not hooked up yet. This is unexpectedly exciting. I just thought I would share it with Mac Lovers. Kinda cool. Photos of the set up will be forthcoming. Still a lot to do. I am backing the HDD up on an external WD drive and it is taking a long time. I was concerned that the boot process took so long but, hey, it works. Don't mean to go on and on but it isn't everyday something forgotten comes back so well.

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    I don't think so Rod. If that's a 2006 Mac Pro then it is probably this one. Model Identifier 1.1. I believe that one was limited to running Lion. Apparently there was a model introduced later in the year (Model Identifier 2.1) that could run OS versions as late as El Capitan with the right modifications.

    This series of Mac Pro models look almost identical and in fact are often mistaken for the Power Mac G5. The most accurate way to identify the exact model is to boot the system (if possible), go to About This Mac under the Apple menu, generate the system report, and look for the Model Identifier info. This will be at the very beginning of the report.
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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilica View Post
    I started posting this under Desktops and thought better of it.
    Definitely a "Desktop" topic...moving it there.

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    Yes, apologies, I had the wrong end of the stIck entirely as to the model. A victim of mental auto fill.
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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    71 years old?

    You are still in nappies kiddo!!!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    Greeetings from 2006!
    After a couple of days I have my old Mac Pro desktop up and running and on the internet. I am running macos 10.6.8. A very old Firefox and an almost full day of deleting archaic apps. It's a bit "slower" than my 2014 iMac i5 but it runs all the golden oldies.

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    I am still getting used to where to post! Hey, I am 71 years old so I have an excuse. (is there a forum section for ancient Mac users?)

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    It Works! Mac Pro 2006
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    We combined your 2006 Mac Pro posts here into this thread which is already on going. No sense having the same subject cross posted which confuses things.

    Thanks.

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