Hello, I'm still running 10.6.8 because of it's stability, speed, expose', rosetta, legacy SMB support, and Disk Utility NFS mounts option. I am looking for a way to run Messages.app only available with the new Mac OS on my Snow Leopard machine. I tried copying Messages.app from my brothers 10.8 machine to a flash drive and then copying to my 10.6.8 machine and opening it. This gave me an icon that looks like this Image 1 and an error that reads Image 2. Short of running parallels on my MBP with 10.8, I can't think of a way to get this to work. If there are is an alternative to messages so I can use iMessage on my computer, or maybe a way to control my iPhone with my laptop i'd be fine with that too. Suggestions? For search engines Image 1 = Circle with a slash through it Image 2 = You can't use this version of the application Messages with this version of Mac OS X. You have Mac OS X 10.6.8. the application requires Mac OS 10.7.3 or later.