Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Aug 2009 13:07 UTC
Mac OS X We're certainly not done yet with Snow Leopard on OSNews! The operating system will be officially released tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped various news outlets from cranking out reviews of Apple's latest big cat. As usual, the reviews are fairly consistent: this latest release is the best yet. In addition, very welcome news for Tiger users: the Snow Leopard "upgrade" disk can upgrade Tiger installations too, and performs no checks to see if Leopard is installed.
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Comment by jimbofluffy
by jimbofluffy on Thu 27th Aug 2009 14:50 UTC
jimbofluffy
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2008-07-15

Maybe I will upgrade from 10.4, even though the 64 bit extras won't help my three year old Core Duo Macbook. Now if only my superdrive wasn't broken.

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RE: Comment by jimbofluffy
by d3vi1 on Thu 27th Aug 2009 16:32 in reply to "Comment by jimbofluffy"
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2006-01-28

Maybe I will upgrade from 10.4, even though the 64 bit extras won't help my three year old Core Duo Macbook. Now if only my superdrive wasn't broken.

If you have another Mac you can do a remote install.
Furthermore, you can easily replace the super-drive or use an USB one.
Regarding the 64bit thing, if it's a first generation MBP, you can replace the CPU as it's not soldered on the board. There are a lot of Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz CPUs out there (make sure you select the 667MHz version).
I've had the same problems with my Mac Mini and all the solutions above worked for it.

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RE[2]: Comment by jimbofluffy
by jimbofluffy on Thu 27th Aug 2009 19:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by jimbofluffy"
jimbofluffy Member since:
2008-07-15

If you have another Mac you can do a remote install.
Furthermore, you can easily replace the super-drive or use an USB one.
Regarding the 64bit thing, if it's a first generation MBP, you can replace the CPU as it's not soldered on the board. There are a lot of Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz CPUs out there (make sure you select the 667MHz version).
I've had the same problems with my Mac Mini and all the solutions above worked for it.


Thanks for the info. I have been going back and forth on whether to replace the internal superdrive or get a usb one that my wife could use with her netbook. I had just been sharing one from a PC across my network. I do have a G4 Power Mac, would a PowerPC Mac be able to do the remote install? I was not aware of the ability of upgrading the CPU. I have upgraded the ram and hard drive, so that would be the next step to have my 3 year old computer last 2 more years which is when I plan to upgrade my work laptop.

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