Will this mac mini handle Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by B.A.T, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. B.A.T macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Location:
    Idaho
    #1
    There's an older mini on craigslist in my area. He's asking $120 but I'd like to upgrade the os. I'd like to use the mini to surf the internet on my tv. Here are the specs:

    1.25ghz PPC Processor
    40gb Hard Drive
    DVI Output
    Combo Drive
    Firewire
    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Snow Leopard cannot be installed on PPC machines. Sorry.
     
  3. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    Northeast USA
    #4
    Hello,

    I believe that only intel based macs can be upgraded to snow leopard (10.6).
    Power PC products are stuck with 10.5.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #5
    It's a decent machine for surfing the net, but watch out for flash.
    You can't upgrade beyond 10.5 as others have mentioned.
    My wife uses a 1.33 ghz iBook G4 for surfing and it's fine.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #6
    I have a similarly specced Mac Mini, stay on Tiger with it. Leopard slows down the computer significantly.
     
  6. B.A.T thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Location:
    Idaho

Share This Page