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rjs838
Jan 7, 2011, 07:00 PM
I bought a Macbook 4 years ago and it has OS 10.4. Now I have an iMac and new Air but use the Macbook around the house at times. I went to download a Kindle app. and it needs at least 10.5. How do I move up to 10.5? Do I need to buy it and where would I do that?:confused:



Consultant
Jan 7, 2011, 08:20 PM
You can buy Snow Leopard or Mac Box Set.

aicul
Jan 8, 2011, 12:04 PM
Make sure you have a mac-intel and not mac-Gxx. Snow Leopard does not work on the Gxx

Consultant
Jan 8, 2011, 04:21 PM
Make sure you have a mac-intel and not mac-Gxx. Snow Leopard does not work on the Gxx

MacBook is intel (10.6 capable). G4 is PowerBook or iBook.

aicul
Jan 8, 2011, 06:51 PM
MacBook is intel (10.6 capable). G4 is PowerBook or iBook.

I think it does not hurt to be clear. :p

jmazzamj
Jan 8, 2011, 08:24 PM
What model is your MacBook? Perhaps you want to stick with 10.5 Leopard which works wonderfully even on an 1.6 GHz Atom with 1 GB Ram. Snow Leopard needs at least 2 GB and sometimes is slower than Leopard on older Macs, that was my experience at least.

Now the point is: Upgrade price. I mean, you can easily find a Snow Leopard upgrade disc for $ 29 which works even with Tiger. Instead going Leopard would be more difficult and expensive and personally I would not get too excited about using SL with 1 GB Ram. I have used Tiger on a PowerBook G4 1.5 GHz with 512 MB Ram from over 6 years ago (perhaps 7) and it did not skip a beat.

I hope you take the right decision.