OSX 10.6 on 2012 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tweaknmod, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. tweaknmod macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on one of the new MacBook Airs?

    I absolutely detest Lion and seriously doubt Mountain Lion will be much better for me, personally. I read somewhere that it may be impossible due to the new hardware...

    Anyone have any insight on this issue? I certainly don't want to pick up a new MBA only to find out that I can't run 10.6...
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Since Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard does not include drivers for 2012 hardware, it will be quite complicated and probably impossible to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard onto a 2012 MBA.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You're SOL because the new chipset, GPU need updated drivers and SL does not and will not have those. Going to a new computer (with new hardware) means you leave the legacy OS behind
     
  4. tweaknmod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think Apple might add them in a software update?

    ...not likely is my thought... :(
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Nope.
     
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