Snow Leopard (rMBP)

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  1. MikesGravity, Dec 31, 2012
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    MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    Before anyone bites my head off - I'm just curious.

    Has anyone tried to install SL on their rMBP? I have never been a huge fan of lion/ML, the only benefit I like is iCloud. I assume SL wouldn't be optimized for Retina.

    I guess I made this just for conversation (slow day at work)
     
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    It will not work, especially an install.
    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard lacks the drivers for 2012 Mac hardware, regardless of Retina ***** or not.

    You could try this however, and probably not be that successful:
    [SUCCESS!]Late 2011 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard
     
  3. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, good point. Why is screen ****** starred out?

     
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    Because it did not say "screen", it said an expletive, a British one, for excrement. Since this is a PG-13 message board, those young ones need to be protected from such foul language, otherwise they would make babies. Hmmm :confused:
     
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    It can't be done.

    rMBPs run on a the Ivy Bridge chipset where as Snow Leopard does not have the correct drivers/kexts for the chips and so it won't work.

    The lowest version of OSX that will work, is the version that was delivered with your laptop
     
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    All said above me but 2012 MBPs lacks the driver support.
    This was one of the reason why I bought the 2011 17in.

    If you have the cash, I suggest you buy a refurbished 2011 MBP if you are desperate to use SL.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not in desperate need of SL, just prefer it.

    Why would he use an expletive to describe the retina screen? I think it's beautiful.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe s/he thought it was not pertaining to the quality of the screen, but an allusion to all the Retina craze going on this year? Maybe it shan't not be taken that seriously? Expletives are not always used to point out something negative, but can also be used to emphasize something.

    That is my take on it. Maybe he thinks differently.
     
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    A lot of the thread mentions of retina's bring out the thread trolls that can't see the additional cost of a retina machine. Some are abnormally vocal - and disparaging. To each their own.
     
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    It was not meant that way, I am more vocal when it comes to plural apostrophes. It was in a gist, and i often forget, that expletives get misunderstood.
     
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    No problem, I was just curious why someone would rag on the retina aspect, have one or not, I don't think anyone can deny it looks pretty! ha ha
     
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    It looks gorgeous and would it run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, I would have bought it in a heartbeat. But it does not, and I am still not on good terms with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
     

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