Hello all… I reckon we keep drifting in, don't we? We "legacy" Mac users, that is… This is a tired old subject by now, but I reckon I may need someone to hold my hand -so to speak- throughout the whole, "this guy's and that guy's hacks," to make my wonderful MP 1,1 Lion roar like a Mountain Lion or a Maverick. Naturally I began consulting Dr. Google when I suspected that my wallet was about to be accosted in order to "keep up with Apple". I've "built" computers (PCs) in the past, but have very little experience "flashing" firmware, etc. or whatever it takes to jumpstart a dormant 64 bit boot efi. I use this beast MP 1,1 2x 266 xeon "quad" for Logic Pro mostly, plus Photoshop, Premiere, etc, for music-related business… but as I've gleaned from the fine techy folk such as y'all, I can "wake up" the 64-bit capabilities of my beloved MP in order to accommodate the newer systems… That beautiful black trashcan can wait until I can afford it LOL On Utoob, there are a couple methods that "require" (??) Core2 cpu's to accommodate the install… Again, I'm on Xeon's. Then there are the web threads, of which one led me to Jabbawok's "first" post, which is now down, but there's a link to a newer one for Yosemite, I think. Tiamo's *seems* pretty straightforward, but he speaks computalk and I don't.. (But "hanging out" with you guys, I will soon enough!) I'll definitely read both several times before going to the operatiing room. I found another thread that pretty much requires a "current" mac to help creating a boot drive, I think. I found several usb's on evil bay so an installer isn't too big a deal. My Transmission isn't playing nice so there must not be an easier way than evil bay…. Plus, I'm watching some upgrade gfx cards. I've already Carbon Copied my Snow and Lion to a separate partitioned drive and made a backup of my "projects" storage. I can get Xcode (?) off my retail SL disc. Those couple methods where I won't need a "current" Mac for assistance, if I'm correct, involve switching a text in certain places, etc… I guess… ?? So::: That's where I need that over the shoulder eyeball to make sure I do it correctly. I ain't scared. But that can be dangerous. And expensive. LOL .