requirements for lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Trentolol, Feb 8, 2011.

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    Trentolol

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    What does everyone think the requirements for OSX Lion going to be like?
     
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    A 1 GHz A4 processor with 256 MB RAM.


    errr...what?
     
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    Intel Core 2 Duo
    1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
    *insert single digit number here* GB of disk space available

    I'd be very surprised if Apple continues to support 5 year old Core Duo machines.
     
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    JKK photography

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    It's an Intel based Mac, so im willing to bet it will be supported.
     
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    I don't see why not. It's the same architecture, plus to put it into perspective, you can still run windows 7 on a P4.
     
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    They might have one more OS refresh in them but we'll see.
     
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    JKK photography

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    There's nothing technically stopping them from being upgraded. It's the same architecture. Even if they aren't very powerful, they have a modern architecture that Apple is still currently supporting.

    If Apple moves to ARM, then yeah... but so would every other Intel based Mac.
     
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    There will come a time where these machines will not meet at the very least the RAM requirements. IIRC all Core Duo/Solo machines have a 2 GB limit. Let's also keep in mind the speed of this DDR2 RAM is 667 MHz.

    Or when/if Apple wants to do away with the 32-bit EFI only machines.
     
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    Agreed.
     

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