New iMac question...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by majordude, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    I just bought a 27" iMac. Love it.

    I've been using Mac OS since 2000 or so (whenever the blue/grey G4 came out).

    In my opinion, Snow Leopard is 10/10 while Lion is 7/10.

    1. Will my new iMac work with an old OS? (driver issues, etc.)
    2. If I did downgrade, what do you suppose would be the long term implications? Two years from now there will be no more patches and I;; be forced into 10.9 or something?

    I don't like the way the Mac OS is headed.
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    as far as I know, any iMac shipping with Lion won't work with Snow Leopard, but I could be wrong.
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn

    "The currently-shipping mid-2011 iMacs can boot Snow Leopard, even those that shipped from the factory with Lion preinstalled. The retail "universal" Snow Leopard DVD may not be able to boot them, however, as it has a version of Snow Leopard that does not include the necessary components for these iMacs. That makes getting Snow Leopard onto them and patched up to 10.6.8 a little tricky, but not impossible - just have to use another Mac to do the install with the new iMac in target disk mode, or restore from a bootable backup."

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