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stevemac

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Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« on: February 11, 2013, 05:01:37 am »

Hi,

I'm from the PC world & haven't used a Mac for more than 20yrs (I know some of things i've been missing - but JR MC wasn't one of them).  I'm planning on buying a JR Mac licence as a gift (for someone who doesn't / won't use a PC) & let them experience what they've been missing.

Having little knowledge about Mac OS and architecture, are there any minimum requirements the Mac JR MC has (eg Intel chip v PowerPC, Snow Leopard v Mountain Lion etc)?

thanks,

Steve
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 08:25:09 am »

It would certainly require an Intel CPU (as does Apple for everything they make).  PowerPC-based Macs are essentially "dead" now (they might keep working fine, I have a few, but they've been abandoned by OS updates for quite a few years now, Leopard was the last PowerPC-capable release).  I can't imagine that JRiver is making that jump, to support 5-6+ year old hardware.

Other than that, I don't know.

Keep in mind, the early versions are going to be quite rough.  We'll probably need to "figure it out" as we go.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 09:56:52 am »

Bob had Friday's Mac build running (or at least limping) on an Atom powered netbook, so the hardware requirements aren't steep.
It would be best to have OSX 10.7 or greater.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 04:50:13 pm »

It would be best to have OSX 10.7 or greater.

For those of us who have been eagerly awaiting this day but need to stick with 10.6 because the piece of software that is our livelihood doesn't run on 10.7, please say that 10.6 is still doable.  :-\

Micah
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 06:56:18 pm »

For those of us who have been eagerly awaiting this day but need to stick with 10.6 because the piece of software that is our livelihood doesn't run on 10.7, please say that 10.6 is still doable.  :-\

Micah
We don't know yet.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 08:40:28 pm »

For those of us who have been eagerly awaiting this day but need to stick with 10.6 because the piece of software that is our livelihood doesn't run on 10.7, please say that 10.6 is still doable.  :-\

Micah
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 12:32:22 pm »

Ahhh, Rosetta?

Yep.  There are other things too.

Filemaker 10 won't run on Lion+.  If you have 22 machines to upgrade, licensing for Filemaker can be QUITE expensive.  There are other examples too.

Most of my Macs are still on Snow Leopard (including the one I'm typing this on).  Lion just wasn't very good.  I'm sold on ML, but I have to do a bunch of work to do the upgrade, so it isn't the quickest thing in the world.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 01:55:41 pm »

We don't know yet.

Oh man, then I am crossing my fingers so hard that I might be on disability within a day.

I guess I can always ask for a refund if 10.6 is a no-go, right?

Micah
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 01:58:18 pm »

Ahhh, Rosetta?

No, not quite that old-school. ;) FontLab, which isn't as supported in 10.7+ as its developers want its users to believe.

Micah
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 01:58:48 pm »

Please don't buy if you're not sure.  Our half price offer has no refund possibility.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 05:24:14 am »

Please don't buy if you're not sure.  Our half price offer has no refund possibility.

Can you reconfirm what is the minmum Mac OS is?
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 07:42:59 am »

Can you reconfirm what is the minmum Mac OS is?

10.7 and later work well.

10.6 works, but has some problems.  We hope to fix these, but don't know if or when we'll be able to.

10.5 and earlier do not work.
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 10:08:37 am »

This is probably a stupid question, BUT
I've been running 10.6.8 through all these alpha Builds, and am thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion (if I can). Will I have to do anything special, or just load the new builds into the computer, now sporting a new operating system?
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Re: Are there minimum Mac requirements (OS, CPU, memory)?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 10:17:24 am »

This is probably a stupid question, BUT
I've been running 10.6.8 through all these alpha Builds, and am thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion (if I can). Will I have to do anything special, or just load the new builds into the computer, now sporting a new operating system?

It should be fine.

I would guess the Mac upgrade process would keep all the settings files (stored in Application Support).
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