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View Poll Results: Are you affected and if so, how, what's your plan?
Not affected - not worrying 143 54.58%
Not affected - worrying for someone else 39 14.89%
Affected - not worrying (Why? e.g. Upgrading anyway?) 25 9.54%
Affected - worrying, but will stick to Lion then :/ 18 6.87%
Affected - want to get it either way - hacking it will be! 20 7.63%
Affected - want to get it - but don't think a hack will be a smooth solution 17 6.49%
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Legacy Macs not supported: Are you worried? What's your plan?

Heya guys,

so... ML will drop support for GMA X3100/950 and ATi X1600 Macs...

Are you worried?
Are you affected?
What's your plan?
Do you think it will be hacked to run on older machines?


I'm not affected, but worry for my fiancé...
I'd might hack it onto her system, if that will be possible, but I fear it might not be a very smooth thing to maintain. (think updates and the hoops hackingtoshers sometimes have to jump through)


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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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It looks like my mother's Mac is too old to support Mountain Lion. I, however, do not have any Macs too old to support ML.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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A friend who i got to switch in 2007 will not be able to upgrade. She is still rocking a White MacBook but alas it has a GMA 950 and is therefore SOL.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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My white 13" MacBook (2008) has been acting weird lately... dvd not always working, screen turning off, etc... I was already waiting for this summer for the new MacBook Pro's to come out, and now that I know that ML is coming out this summer, it means it's going to be launched alongside with new Macs!

the final push for my decision is seeing that my MacBook has been listed among the non-compatible devices for ML.

15" MacBook Pro (Ivy Bridge) w/ Mountain Lion, here I come!!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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For those who have little option with their Mac's there is always the Hackintosh option
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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I think Mountain Lion is going to be the last OS X version my iMac is going to see.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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I have a new Mini which won't be affected, but my 2006 Mini, which has been demoted to home theater duty, won't be able to upgrade. That's fine, since it can't use 10.7 either.

This has been going on for decades. It's nothing new, and it's no big deal. If you want to run the latest software, you need the latest hardware. Supporting legacy hardware constrains development.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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Apple cannot stay on top forever.

History reveals the odds are stacked against that being the case with any company. Change is the one constant that we can count on.

When Apple becomes no longer relevant, I will be well prepared to move on with an appropriate strategy...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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I have a post-2007 15' Macbook Pro. I was told it wouldn't work but it runs as smooth as butter. A few hiccups but the install was faster and smoother than Lion.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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My plan is to force install Mountain Lion on my MacBook 4,1. If that doesn't work, I'll buy a refurb MacBook Pro (the $929 one) when the updated MacBook Pro's come out in the Summer.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Apple cannot stay on top forever.

History reveals the odds are stacked against that being the case with any company. Change is the one constant that we can count on.

When Apple becomes no longer relevant, I will be well prepared to move on with an appropriate strategy...
What the hell does this even mean? You're in the wrong forum.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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I have a 2006 Mac Pro (1,1) that is supposedly unable to run Mountain Lion.

However, since it has 64 bit CPUs, I highly suspect it will be possible to hack Mountain Lion to boot up on the machine. I hope I'm right, as this machine is MORE than fast enough for everything I need; hell Lion runs like a *SPEED DEMON* on it... and I don't want to get left behind.

So here's hoping. Theoretically it should be possible to hack Mountain Lion to boot on any Mac with a CPU supporting Long Mode (64 bit), it's just EFI that stands in the way. I'm betting someone just has to write a boot loader.

Here's hopin'.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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I'm effected, but don't really care. I'm still rocking on Snow Leopard.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:20 PM   #14
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:27 PM   #15
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Is the unibody 15" late 2008 (first unibody model) able to upgrade? I haven't seen the list.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by zorinlynx View Post
I have a 2006 Mac Pro (1,1) that is supposedly unable to run Mountain Lion.

However, since it has 64 bit CPUs, I highly suspect it will be possible to hack Mountain Lion to boot up on the machine. I hope I'm right, as this machine is MORE than fast enough for everything I need; hell Lion runs like a *SPEED DEMON* on it... and I don't want to get left behind.

So here's hoping. Theoretically it should be possible to hack Mountain Lion to boot on any Mac with a CPU supporting Long Mode (64 bit), it's just EFI that stands in the way. I'm betting someone just has to write a boot loader.

Here's hopin'.
i'm hoping too.. is it possible for someone who has mountain lion installed to reboot with 3 and 2 pressed down to see if it will even boot in 32-bit mode? thanks
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:52 PM   #17
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My ][e can't run this?!?! I'M OUTRAGED!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:01 PM   #18
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This thread is kind of funny. Such a dramatic bunch we have here!
Seriously, you probably don't want your 5-6 year old Mac to be running the newest OS X.

I was happy when I could put 10.5 on my iBook G4, but I wasn't heartbroken when SL wouldn't work on it. Heck, I wouldn't want to.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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Most of my school mac mini's will be "outdated". :/ We haven't upgraded to lion yet, so...we should do that first
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:44 PM   #20
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Is the unibody 15" late 2008 (first unibody model) able to upgrade? I haven't seen the list.
To answer my own question, it appears after researching that the unibody MacBook pro late 2008 will run mountain lion.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:06 PM   #21
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:17 PM   #22
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If the X1600 is the only thing holding my Early '06 iMac back from using 10.8, I have no doubts that there will be a workaround to trick ML into using it. Hell, it might just need a kext from 10.7 transferred over. Who knows how simple it may be.

(I swapped in a Core 2 Duo, before anyone jumps on me!)
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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Will my MBP be able to run Mountain Lion?

I am confused as to whether my Macbook Pro will be able to run ML. I have the last MBP released before the macbook went unibody. (Macbook Pro 4.1, 2.5 GHz Core Duo 2, mid 2008).
Although according to system profiler I am not running a 64-bit kernel, I do have the Nvidia 8600M chip which I read somewhere means I would be able to run ML.

Can anyone confirm this? There doesn't seem to be definitive answer anywhere.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:50 PM   #24
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Yours should be fine.... at least until we get some more specifics.
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Yours should be fine.... at least until we get some more specifics.
Thanks for your reply. May I ask what you base your assessment on?
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