Enter Geek’s guide to installing Snow Leopard, the definite resource for Mac fans eager to tame Apple’s big cat.
First of all, you’ll be delighted to know that the Snow Leopard upgrade installs on Tiger Macs after all, despite Apple’s insistence that it’s strictly for Leopard people.
Although Apple said Tiger users should either upgrade to Leopard before moving to Snow Leopard or migrate directly, using the 9 Mac Box Set (containing Snow Leopard, i Life ’09, and i Work ’09), WSJ and Wired have discovered that a Tiger system can be upgraded directly to Snow Leopard via a standalone installer provided on the upgrade disc, resulting in a 0 saving over the Mac Box Set.
If you’re planning to upgrade household Macs, go with Family Pack versions of Snow Leopard and Mac Box Set, and 9, respectively.
"For owners of Intel-based Macs who are still using the older Tiger version of the Mac OS, Apple is officially making Snow Leopard available only in a "boxed set" that includes other software and costs 9," Mossberg said.
"The reasoning is that these folks never paid the 9 back in 2007 to upgrade to Leopard.
Not to mention, over time our computers become crud-magnets; collecting up all order of detritus.: Here’s what you should do: wipe your drive and start from scratch.That sounds radical, we know, but we’re such big fans of this option that we actually do this every six-months, wether or not there is an OS upgrade to be performed.So it’s really up to the end users, either save money and upgrade directly, or go the other route and you’ll be out 0.Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is a great upgrade and it’s one I would highly recommend installing on any compatible Mac.