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Default Re: What if Snow Leopard comes out? - 04-01-2009, 05:16 AM

I heard they were modeling snow leopard to be more like the iphone os, that would suck,, I mean I like the iphone os, but not as my full computer experience.. But in regards to your post, it will be hacked and hopefully bootable on the new iteration of the mini

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Default Re: What if Snow Leopard comes out? - 04-01-2009, 05:50 AM

I just realized something, Snow Leopard is supposed to work with pretty much any Intel Mac, and a lot of the older MacBooks had very similar hardware to the Mini. And when we take into consideration that some of the earlier Mac minis were single-core Core Solo processors with slower speeds than our Minis, it seems totally feasible that Snow Leopard will work on the Dell Mini. They also did not all have 64-bit support. Not saying that Apple won't impose a processor limit like they did on Leopard (at least 800 Mhz processor and such) but that from a technical standpoint right now it seems very plausible.

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Default Re: What if Snow Leopard comes out? - 04-01-2009, 01:08 PM

Apple typically supports machines for five or six years before dropping support. The last Yonah (32-bit only) Mac Minis were discontinued in August 2007, so I'd say the earliest they drop support for 32-bit CPUs is late 2012.

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