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Andrew Golden
Re: Swapping Snow Leopard for Leopard
on Sep 8, 2009 at 7:29:54 pm

There should be NO ISSUES installing Leopard on any EXISTING mac hardware right now. Apple has not made ANY hardware releases since Snow Leopard was released so even if you purchase a new computer with Snow Leopard pre-installed, it will still run Leopard just fine since Leopard was the only OS available when the machine was introduced. Case in point, the latest Mac Pro systems require OS 10.5.6 or later since Mac OS 10.5.6 was the OS they originally shipped with. Until Apple releases new hardware, you can still install Leopard on it (just make sure you know what the minimum version of the OS you need and if you are using the restore disks that came with the system that they are for that system). For instance, if you purchased a Mac Pro right now with Snow Leopard but purchased one 3 weeks ago with Leopard, you can use the Leopard disks on that new system since they are both identical hardware. (although I don't know if that violates Apple EULA).

In the future, when Apple releases new hardware, they will require Snow Leopard since it is the current shipping OS. They should not run Leopard.

Hope this helps.


Andrew S. Golden
Illusion Media LLC

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