Tag Archive: Leopard


Need to Download Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard? ADC Has It

Mac users who have older hardware laying around which are unable to run modern versions of OS X may be relieved to discover that Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) are available to download directly from Apple. These versions of Mac OS X are over half a decade outdated … Read More

2009 iMac Users Still Complaining Of Kernel Panic, Unresolved Since Snow Leopard

Hey, Apple? Can you maybe get back to us on this?

Hey, Apple? Can you maybe get back to us on this?

Some users of early 2009 iMacs who have upgraded to OS X Snow Leopard or higher are still reporting issues with a kernel issue that seems to be due to the Nvidia GeForce GT 130 graphics card that came with the machine, with nary a response from Apple proper. There’s a  [Read More…]

OS X Snow Leopard Still On The Prowl On More Than 1 in 4 Macs

Microsoft may have the numbers, but one thing Apple is really good about is getting people to shift their Macs over to the latest and greatest version of OS X in a timely manner.

For example, even though OS X Mountain Lion was only released in July, over 25% of all Macs ran it by October. OS X 10.5 Leopard hovers at a little less than 10%, while OS X Lion is  [Read More…]

Latest OS X 10.8.2 Developer Build Gives MacBooks Best Battery Life Since Snow Leopard

Everyone knows that the “upgrade” to OS X Mountain Lion severely reduced the battery life in Mac laptops by up to 38%. And while OS X 10.8.1 helped things some, the fix was still meager compared to the oceans of juice you comparatively got on the same machine running OS X Lion.

OS X 10.8.2, though? Much, much better. In fact, according to The Mac Observer, in the latest Build 12C35 of  [Read More…]

Google Chrome Drops Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Support

Usually third party browsers are popular for those using older versions of an operating system. Browsers such as Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome tend to stick around much longer on older operating systems than browsers such as Apple�s Safari or Microsoft�s Internet Explorer. After some time though, even third party browsers begin to move on and Google�s Chrome seems to be doing the same thing with Apple�s Mac OS X Leopard.

According to Jason Kersey from Google  [Read More…]

Get Launchpad for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Launchpad for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users can now add OS X Lion�s iOS-style Launchpad feature to their desktops with a free third party utility called MacLaunchPad.

MacLaunchPad is pretty similar to the real thing, and some features are closer to the version of Launchpad that appears in OS X Mountain Lion, like the real-time app search function. You can set some customizations that don�t  [Read More…]

Fix Rosetta in Mac OS X Snow Leopard After Security Update 2012-001

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

The problems updating to Mac OS X 10.7.3 aren�t the only issues with Apple�s recently released Mac OS X updates, as MacRumors reports that SecurityUpdate 2012-001 aimed at Mac OS X 10.6.8 has caused significant problems with Rosetta apps in Snow Leopard.

Applications effected seem to be anything that relies on Rosetta PowerPC support to run on Intel Macs, including Microsoft Office 2004 and X, Adobe  [Read More…]

I Cant Reinstall Snow Leopard After Installing Lion [Ask MacRx]

Mac os x lion install

Now here�s a bizarre headscratcher. A reader�s Mac Pro was upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then refused to subsequently boot off the Snow Leopard DVD to reinstall the older OS on another drive. Despite many different attempts, for this one Mac it appears perhaps you can�t go home again�

I use Bryce occasionally to produce art for friend�s projects. I just discovered  [Read More…]

How to Install the Older Preview App from Snow Leopard in Mac OS X Lion

Snow Leopard Preview running in OS X Lion

Preview in Mac OS X Lion brought with it several improvements and new features like digital signatures, but it also removed some very useful abilities like the file size estimator, Save As, and added the sometimes obnoxious Auto-Save.

If you miss the old version of Preview from Snow Leopard, and you either have a Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard machine or backup handy,  [Read More…]

Install iBooks Author on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

iBooks running on Mac OS X 10.6.8

Apple�s free interactive book creation app iBooks Author was just released, allowing for anyone to make multi-touch iBooks for iPad. Unfortunately it�s officially for Mac OS X 10.7 only, and if you try to install it on Snow Leopard, you�ll get an error message. With a little work we can get around that error message and install and run iBooks Author in Mac OS X  [Read More…]