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Posted by: ahs
Date: March 21, 2014 08:06PM
I have a mid 2011 iMac running Lion. I also have an older Mac Mini which is running 10.6.8 which Apple is no longer supporting. Is there a way to upgrade the Mini to Lion since there are no longer any discs to support such a move?



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Re: lion
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 21, 2014 08:08PM
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Mac Mini which is running 10.6.8 which Apple is no longer supporting.

Source? Who says?

Lion, $20: [store.apple.com]

Mavericks is free, if you want to go that far.



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Re: lion
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: March 21, 2014 08:27PM
I have a late 2009 iMac i7 running Mavericks and it is fine. No problems or beach balls. 16 GB RAM. FYI



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Re: lion
Posted by: DP
Date: March 21, 2014 08:47PM
Mid 2010 i5 iMac running Mavs. A couple of burps but since I updated to 10.9.2 it seems all better.
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Re: lion
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: March 21, 2014 09:04PM
Mavericks is free...download it (you can quit the installer after it loads) and then make a bootable 10.9.2 USB drive to install Mavericks on the Mini (if it supports it).

I'd recommend upgrading your iMac now, first though (you can download the installer again afterwards to use on your Mini - or better yet, duplicate it after you first download it, to save the time/bandwidth).

Use DiskMaker X: [diskmakerx.com]

(it might take 10 minutes, it might take 30 to create the bootable drive, just let it go, and it will eventually finish even if it doesn't look like it is doing anything for a long time)



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Re: lion
Posted by: Black
Date: March 22, 2014 02:09AM
Which Mini is it?
Guessing it's not a G4.
If it's a CoreDuo (pre 2007) you're stuck at Snow Leopard.
If it's a 2007 you can move up to Lion*
If it's an early 2009 or newer you can move up to Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks, but there's no advantage to doing anything but going the free Mavericks route.

*I'd just leave it at Snow Leopard until there's some really clear sign that support has been dropped and some negative consequence.




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Re: lion
Posted by: ahs
Date: March 22, 2014 01:58PM
It is a Mac Mini2,1. Intel Core 2 Duo. 1.83GHz. 2 GB memory. Mid 2007.
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Re: lion
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 22, 2014 03:20PM
The latest It will run is lion, just get the $20 version from Apple.

You will lose all your older apps -- no Rosetta in Lion.

However... If it ain't broke...don't fix it?



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