Old free GarageBand for 10.6.5

Udi

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May 22, 2008
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Does this exist, and if so could anyone tell me where I can download it?

Just looking for a free version that I can download, don't want to use the app store and don't have iLife.

I don't need a new and fancy version, something basic is fine - just looking for the latest I can get for free on 10.6.5 if such a thing exists.
 

pdjudd

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No it does not exist. The iLife suite in of itself (older versions of it) are not free and there isn’t a standalone version that is free other than the current version which will not work on Snow Leopard.
 

Udi

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May 22, 2008
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In that case, what's the latest version of iLife that will work with 10.6.5?

Does it allow you to only install GB?
 

DeltaMac

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iLife '09 will be great for 10.6
(run your System Update to do all updates, which will update a variety of parts of your system.)
Yes, you can choose a custom install of only Garageband.
 

Udi

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Just realised my original software reinstall drive (or the one that came with the laptop anyway - factory slim white apple 8gb stick) says on it "Mac OSX v10.6, iLife '11".

I tried installing GB (alone) off it but it fails with no reason given. It's the same drive I used for installing OSX and had no problems (it has 10.6.5 on it).

Is it just the drive being flaky? Seems odd to include an incompatible version.
 

DeltaMac

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Just realised my original software reinstall drive (or the one that came with the laptop anyway - factory slim white apple 8gb stick) says on it "Mac OSX v10.6, iLife '11".
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Is it just the drive being flaky? Seems odd to include an incompatible version.
Where did you get the "factory slim white apple 8gb stick"?
Apple never supplied OS X on a flash drive, prior Lion (OS X 10.7)

Still should work, but Apple didn't provide that.
Did you run the iLife installer, and select a custom install of just Garageband?
Or, just try a file copy from the installer (which will not work)?
Have you tried just letting iLife install, without changing any settings? You can always just trash the apps that you don't want to keep.

Is there some reason that you don't upgrade your OS X system to 10.6.8? You can run Software Update, or just download and install the combined updater directly from Apple - from here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Where did you get the "factory slim white apple 8gb stick"?
Apple never supplied OS X on a flash drive, prior Lion (OS X 10.7)

Still should work, but Apple didn't provide that.
It's from Apple. The 2010 Macbook Air came with a USB software restore key which had 10.6.4 or 10.6.5 on it.
 

Udi

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May 22, 2008
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Yeah Apple did provide it, it's the one described in the post above. That is coincidentally my machine exactly - Late '10 MBA and the Apple stick has 10.6.5 and iLife '11 on it. I'm a bit surprised that people here said only GB from iLife '09 would work but it seems the computer came with '11 - confused.

I ran the installer, and chose a custom install of only GarageBand (and the compulsory iLife files which you can't un-check). I did not try installing everything but I really don't want to do that. Plenty of free space on disk etc.

It doesn't try to do much and quickly says an unknown error occurred, is there a log somewhere I could check?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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It doesn't try to do much and quickly says an unknown error occurred, is there a log somewhere I could check?
Unless you have a particularly compelling reason not to update to 10.6.8, run Software Update and apply all the updates that appear. It make take more than one round of update/restart to get them all. (Also note that all the updates you get in Software Update are free.) Then see if Garageband installs. If it does, you'll need to run Software Update again to get updates for Garageband.
 
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