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Posted: 2/17/2012 5:41:09 AM EDT
Whoa, really looking forward to trying the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion on my 2008 Macbook.

Anyone downloaded it yet?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:45:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By happyal:
Whoa, really looking forward to trying the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion on my 2008 Macbook.

Anyone downloaded it yet?


the beta? i'm not a dev, so i don't have access. i think it offiially launches in summer
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:45:35 AM EDT
I thought it wasn't going to be released until summer?

And can I skip a generation, ie jump from snow leopard to mountain lion?

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Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:46:27 AM EDT
Nope.


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Cross-platform gun database/electronic bound book (v1.3.2) (and the original thread).
«nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus»
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:47:26 AM EDT
i wonder when they are finally gonig to run out of cats?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:49:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RedZ71:
i wonder when they are finally gonig to run out of cats?

I don't know, but I might give Mac OS another look when they get to Sphynx:


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Cross-platform gun database/electronic bound book (v1.3.2) (and the original thread).
«nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus»
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:50:58 AM EDT
Nope. I haven't updated since I snagged an iPad
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:51:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2012 5:57:06 AM EDT by Josh]
Originally Posted By happyal:
Whoa, really looking forward to trying the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion on my 2008 Macbook.

Anyone downloaded it yet?


It's not supported on your 2008 MacBook, is it?

I'm not willing to pay a hundred bucks to get the preview, so I'll wait until it's officially released.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:52:23 AM EDT
And my beautiful power pc G5 drifts closer to obsolesence.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:52:49 AM EDT
Don't get me wrong, I like Apple computers, but

I'd be very leery of running the latest OS on dated hardware.

Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:53:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Don't get me wrong, I like Apple computers, but

I'd be very leery of running the latest OS on dated hardware.


Yep. I've got a late '07 MB and I've stopped at Snow Leopard.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:55:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2012 5:56:18 AM EDT by Josh]
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Don't get me wrong, I like Apple computers, but

I'd be very leery of running the latest OS on dated hardware.



Not this silliness again.

If it's supported, it will run fine.

Be "leery" all you want, you still have no idea what you're talking about.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:56:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By grasshoppercowboy:
And my beautiful power pc G5 drifts closer to obsolesence.


You too? 7 years as a Photoshop-rockin' machine, but there's just no new software for it and I'm stuck back with CS1.

Replacing mine soon-ish with an i5-2500K and Windows 7.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 5:57:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2012 5:59:03 AM EDT by Danner130]
Originally Posted By Josh:
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Don't get me wrong, I like Apple computers, but

I'd be very leery of running the latest OS on dated hardware.



Not this silliness again.

If it's supported, it will run fine.

Be "leery" all you want, you still have no idea what you're talking about.


Dude, I'm not dropping acid, I'm on ARFcom.

And, I know what I'm talking about, I've been running Apple computers at home and work since 2000. Noew operating systems add molasses to old hardware performance.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:14:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Josh:

It's not supported on your 2008 MacBook, is it?

I'm not willing to pay a hundred bucks to get the preview, so I'll wait until it's officially released.


Nah, Apple are awesome, they support their devices, unlike that crap from Micro$oft.

I'm sure it'll run fine on my Macbook, I've also got a early 2008 Air, so looking forward to trying it on that too.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:17:19 AM EDT
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:17:54 AM EDT
I saw the "everything from the iPad" blurb and thought oh no, they're fucking up OS X. But from what I saw on Apple's site about it, it looks cool.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:54:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


You are right to be concerned, the MBP pro is coming due for a rev. But, on the bright side, the iPad 3 is due on March 7

MacRumors Link
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 6:58:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


You are right to be concerned, the MBP pro is coming due for a rev. But, on the bright side, the iPad 3 is due on March 7

MacRumors Link


I got my 15" MBP at xmas because I started school in January.

If you can wait, wait. If you don't like the prices of the new stuff, the old stock should go down in price as well.

I had a deadline so I had to pull the trigger. 15" MBP 2.2ghz i7 4gb ram.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:17:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


You are right to be concerned, the MBP pro is coming due for a rev. But, on the bright side, the iPad 3 is due on March 7

MacRumors Link


I've got a good feeling about the iPad3, I think it'll bring the Ipad closer to the Mac line I'm hoping for full blown Mac OS on the iPad
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:24:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


You are right to be concerned, the MBP pro is coming due for a rev. But, on the bright side, the iPad 3 is due on March 7

MacRumors Link


I've got a good feeling about the iPad3, I think it'll bring the Ipad closer to the Mac line I'm hoping for full blown Mac OS on the iPad


They seem to be going the other way with them trying to put more iOS on OSX.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:25:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


You are right to be concerned, the MBP pro is coming due for a rev. But, on the bright side, the iPad 3 is due on March 7

MacRumors Link


I've got a good feeling about the iPad3, I think it'll bring the Ipad closer to the Mac line I'm hoping for full blown Mac OS on the iPad


I was hoping for OSX with the first iPad.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:26:42 AM EDT
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:33:41 AM EDT
Every few days i get tempted again to purchase a Macbook.


The refurb previous gen MBs they have on their website seem to be an excellent choice.


Maybe?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:35:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


Must be user error, Apple will support your Mac.

Try taking it into them for a replacement.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:37:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:40:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.

Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:42:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.




By "download," do you mean "install?"
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:43:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



We have that exact model and upgraded the RAM to 2GB ourselves. It's a bit of a pain opening the case, but doable.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:43:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.




By "download," do you mean "install?"
When I try to buy it in the App store.

Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:44:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



Yeah, sounds like you are doing something wrong, if the OS is supported then it will work.

Best thing is to take it to a Apple store and ask for a replacement Mac.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:45:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



We have that exact model and upgraded the RAM to 2GB ourselves. It's a bit of a pain opening the case, but doable.

I have done it before on an older Mac Mini. Just don't feel like messing with it on this one.

I will probably be getting a new one later this year sometime.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:46:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



Yeah, sounds like you are doing something wrong, if the OS is supported then it will work.

Best thing is to take it to a Apple store and ask for a replacement Mac.

What are you talking about?

Lion needs more memory than I have installed.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:47:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



We have that exact model and upgraded the RAM to 2GB ourselves. It's a bit of a pain opening the case, but doable.

I have done it before on an older Mac Mini. Just don't feel like messing with it on this one.

I will probably be getting a new one later this year sometime.


Cool, as long as you are sorted Bro.

You should look at the Air, it's so awesome. Or if it's just a media server you need think about an iPad.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:47:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



RAM is cheap. From what it sounds like, you have a mid 2007 or late 2006 mini, which should have two slots for DDR2-667 240-pin RAM. Probably have two 512 MB sticks in there. You can replace them with 2 1 gig sticks for 30 bucks.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:48:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



Yeah, sounds like you are doing something wrong, if the OS is supported then it will work.

Best thing is to take it to a Apple store and ask for a replacement Mac.

What are you talking about?

Lion needs more memory than I have installed.


Nah Bro, it will work. Go and talk to them at the store if you are passing.

If you are having problems they will replace it, and sometimes you get the newer model. Defo worth it Bro.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:50:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kitwulfen:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



RAM is cheap. From what it sounds like, you have a mid 2007 or late 2006 mini, which should have two slots for DDR2-667 240-pin RAM. Probably have two 512 MB sticks in there. You can replace them with 2 1 gig sticks for 30 bucks.


Apple always uses the best available stuff, so I'd be very surprised if they used 2 512Mb sticks. They would of used a single 1Gb stick for you.

Don't buy it cheap on ebay, as the stuff there isn't as good as they stuff you buy from Apple. Always go to Apple to get any upgrades.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:10:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2012 8:11:30 AM EDT by Subnet]

Originally Posted By happyal:
Apple always uses the best available stuff, so I'd be very surprised if they used 2 512Mb sticks. They would of used a single 1Gb stick for you.

Don't buy it cheap on ebay, as the stuff there isn't as good as they stuff you buy from Apple. Always go to Apple to get any upgrades.

Um...when I upgraded the memory on my buddy's 13" MBP, I noticed it came from the factory with plain old Samsung DDR3-1333. This is "premium" to you?

Buying 8GB of RAM from the Apple store is a whopping £320. That's fucking insane. They've got balls that clank when they walk, charging that much with a straight face.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:15:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


Here is a link to the buyers guide.
They look at the release cycle, rummors, supply chain and other things to let you make a little more informed buy

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:17:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By seanfhaynes:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm inching ever closer to buying a 15" MBP.

I just wish I knew when they new ones were coming out. I'm going to be a bit miffed if I buy it, only to find that I should have waited a month.


Here is a link to the buyers guide.
They look at the release cycle, rummors, supply chain and other things to let you make a little more informed buy

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Yeah, it looks like it's mid-cycle. I really can't wait that long, honestly. I'd hold off it it looked like it was right around the corner, but it doesn't look like it is.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:21:35 AM EDT
I've got 2gb of ram someplace that I replaced in my 15" MBP with 4gb....If someone were to want that 2gb I could try and find it and let it go for shipping...
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 8:45:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2012 8:50:27 AM EDT by kitwulfen]
Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By kitwulfen:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I can't even upgrade this Mac Mini to Lion, needs 2gb and I only have 1gb.

Eventually I will get a new Mac with mountain lion, but this one from 2008 or so still runs fine with Snow Leopard.


What model is it?
1.83 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 gig ram

I tried downloading Lion again this morning, says it needs 2 gig and won't download.



RAM is cheap. From what it sounds like, you have a mid 2007 or late 2006 mini, which should have two slots for DDR2-667 240-pin RAM. Probably have two 512 MB sticks in there. You can replace them with 2 1 gig sticks for 30 bucks.


Apple always uses the best available stuff, so I'd be very surprised if they used 2 512Mb sticks. They would of used a single 1Gb stick for you.

Don't buy it cheap on ebay, as the stuff there isn't as good as they stuff you buy from Apple. Always go to Apple to get any upgrades.


Don't be daft. The mid 2007 mac mini shipped standard with 2x512. The late 2006 mini shipped with 2x256 (which he might've upgraded on his order to 1g, but it is more likely that he has a mid-2007 model since he purchased his around 2008). My G5 shipped with 2x256 - it, in fact, only supports dual-channel memory, so all RAM must be installed in pairs.

Buy it cheap on newegg, from any number of reputable manufacturers. I recommend Corsair, but Crucial, G.Skill, and Kingston are also good.

ETA:

Source, before you try to tell me that I don't know what I am talking about.
http://support.apple.com/kb/SP7
http://support.apple.com/kb/SP29
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 9:37:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By Josh:

It's not supported on your 2008 MacBook, is it?

I'm not willing to pay a hundred bucks to get the preview, so I'll wait until it's officially released.


Nah, Apple are awesome, they support their devices, unlike that crap from Micro$oft.

I'm sure it'll run fine on my Macbook, I've also got a early 2008 Air, so looking forward to trying it on that too.




It's hard to take a fanboy seriously.

I don't understand where you're coming from that MS doesn't support their devices. I mean, it makes sense if you're just blatantly anti-MS because you're an Apple fanboy, but other than that I'm not seeing it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 9:42:18 AM EDT
For the Others...


Link Posted: 2/17/2012 9:44:19 AM EDT
Im waiting for Cougar..
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 9:47:07 AM EDT
Info on planned obsolescence dates:


Ah, compatibility, she can be a cruel mistress, prone to leaving your favorite devices out in the cold and your wallet a few bills lighter. Apple's latest OS update, Mountain Lion, is no different. OS X 10.8 won't run on just any Mac, so, the question is, will it run on yours? Well, if you've got any machine from 2009 or newer the answer is yes. Older than that and things get a little bit shaky. iMacs are the most forgiving, with support starting on the mid-2007 models. Any Pro desktop from early 2008 on should be fine, while Xserves get cut off at early 2009 along with the Mac Mini. The original Air is already getting turned aside and you'll need a late 2008 model (or newer) for the update, while vanilla MacBooks are nearing total obsolescence as support starts with the aluminum models from 2008. Lastly, those of you rocking 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pros should be golden starting with late 2007 models. Oh, and any 13-inch Pro should be good to go.



Link Posted: 2/17/2012 9:49:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wTheOnew:
Originally Posted By happyal:
Originally Posted By Josh:

It's not supported on your 2008 MacBook, is it?

I'm not willing to pay a hundred bucks to get the preview, so I'll wait until it's officially released.


Nah, Apple are awesome, they support their devices, unlike that crap from Micro$oft.

I'm sure it'll run fine on my Macbook, I've also got a early 2008 Air, so looking forward to trying it on that too.




It's hard to take a fanboy seriously.

I don't understand where you're coming from that MS doesn't support their devices. I mean, it makes sense if you're just blatantly anti-MS because you're an Apple fanboy, but other than that I'm not seeing it.

Trolls, don't feed them.

Besides, who knew Microsoft made computers?
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 11:46:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By grasshoppercowboy:
And my beautiful power pc G5 drifts closer to obsolesence.


OS9.2, FTW!
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 11:48:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By grasshoppercowboy:
And my beautiful power pc G5 drifts closer to obsolesence.


OS9.2, FTW!

My 400Mhz Lombard laughs at your fancy OSX!
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