Macbook1,1 Core Duo upgrade to Core 2 Duo possible?

vega07

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I'd like to upgrade to Lion, and keep up with new OS releases. To do so, I'd need to upgrade my 2006 Core Duo Macbook to a Core 2 Duo.

1. Is this even possible? I'm reading conflicting reports about whether or not the processor is soldered on.
2. Is it even worth it? I just bought an iPad and cannot afford another computer as a student.

My Macbook still serves me well. I've been using it for 5 years. I just want to have access to new OS features, like the new mail app.

Thanks!
 

vega07

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Aug 7, 2006
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1. What about running the first beta that allowed for the hack?
2. Can the Lion mail app be "extracted" for Leopard?
3. This sucks.
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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The first beta is too unstable to everyday use and it may expire in the future. There is no way to get Lion apps working on Snow Leopard or older.
 

Scarrus

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Apr 7, 2011
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1. What about running the first beta that allowed for the hack?
2. Can the Lion mail app be "extracted" for Leopard?
3. This sucks.

1: Due to the number of bugs you may just as well go out and buy a cheap Windows Notebook.
2: No.
3: Snow Leopard is still going to be fully supported for some time and in my opinion is still a great OS.
 
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