Snow Leopard on my New MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TinyHulk, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    For various reasons I just dont like the new Lion.

    I heard its impossible to format and install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    Is it true?

    Is there an unofficial workaround available?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    Yes. The kernel panics upon boot.

    Buy a 2010 mac air. :D
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I see that s*cks

    My problems:

    I don't like the new Mail 5.0 Interface is it possible to downgrade or tweak in any way? The search function in old Mail was better. Also dont like how muliple of the same emails are stored 'in eachother' (if this makes sense?)

    Also do not like the iCal interface + It crashes everytime

    The few games I play are Diablo II and Warcraft 3. Diablo 2 will not run on OS X Lion and will never run (no support) Warcraft 3 & Expansion can run but its still buggy.

    When I open multiple pictures and then close it all at once it closes but when I reopen a picture they ALL reload! What the ****? Do I want this? Hell no!

    Thanks for your feedback
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    Sounds like a 2010 MBA or the upcoming ASUS UX21/31 would be more of what you want.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Nope because I like the specs.

    What are the 2010 11.6 inch specs?

    Oh and I want the MBA to be new :)
  6. macrumors regular


    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Sometimes you just can't get everything ya want.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    Do you mean "new" as in "still in a sealed box," or "new" as in the "latest model?"
  8. deeddawg, Sep 27, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011

    macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
    I don't know much about diablo, but you might try running it under a Windows Virtual Machine with VMWare or Parallels. If you're clever, maybe run Snow Leopard in a VM? Worst case, use Bootcamp.

    Can't say anything about Mail or iCal user interface changes; I use Outlook mostly. I'd wonder about iCal crashing, if it was an endemic problem I'd think we'd see more posts about it. First guess is something in your calendar is corrupt. Might be worth a post in the Lion forum or on Apple's support forums.

    2010 MBA's are available as refurbs on -- spec's are listed with them.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    NW Oregon
    For mail, try Thunderbird. I never liked the old Mail and don't like the new Mail either. I haven't tried iCal; I just use Google Calendar on the website.

    I don't play games so I can't help with the rest.

  10. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2010
    For Mail, you can go back to Classic Layout by going to the Mail Preferences, Viewing and check the "Use classic layout" box.

    There is a tweak tool that allows you to restore the iCal aluminum look, if that's what you want. I don't know about the crashing. I don't use iCal much and doesn't crash on me.

    Diablo 2 probably is a PowerPC application, and so will never run in Lion.

    To disable restoring of opened windows when re-opening an apps, go to System Preferences, General and uncheck the box for "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps."

    Hope this helps.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    Scheveningen, The Netherlands
    If you want a new 2010 MBA check out the dutch iCentre site and then the "Uitverkoop" page. Last time I checked they still had some 11" 2010 models on sale. Currently they offer 2 versions with different specs and both of them have a discount.

    The 2010 models have the Core2Duo processors (1,4 or 1,6 Mhz?) together with a Geforce 320M (with 256mb shared memory).

    Not able to play those games you mentioned, was one of the reasons I bought the 2010 13" version.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    Well, sounds like you are stuck.. you can try and make the best of it?

    There are a couple good Mail replacements -> App Store.

    iCal can be reskinned. -> OSXDaily is where I saw it I think, but google will know. It shouldn't crash (and I've never seen it crash for me). Talk to Apple.

    Games. Macbook Air can play those games, but your best bet is bootcamp to windows.

    I'm not sure what you mean by your last statement. You mean with preview? But try CMD+W until all picture windows. Then CMD+Q to quit. I'm new to the Mac, and I've found remembering a few shortcuts makes quality of life go up fast.

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