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Logic for Tiger 10.4.11 ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS' started by Undertow, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Undertow

    Undertow New Member

    I know, a real throwback, but I've got a MacBook that I want to use as a portable creation platform, and the OS on it apparently can't be upgraded past 10.4.11. I'm thinking perhaps I could pickup a used version of Logic for this machine... So, what's the legacy version of Logic that is compatible?

    Processor - 2 Ghz Intel Core Duo
    RAM - 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    1 TB Firewired Ouboard HD

  3. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    That should not be the case. You should be able to install SL on your Mac Book. Even if it is the original Core Duo, as opposed to Core 2 Duo. The only theoretical restriction would be, you won't be able to run Logic in 64 bit Mode, but with only 1 GB RAM that is irrelevant anyway. You may want to consider maxing out the RAM - going from 1 to 2 GB will make quite a difference, even if SL prefers 4 GB or more.

    FWIW, I am still using a Mac Book Pro Core Duo 2.0 with only 2 GB RAM, I have 10.6.4 and Logic Pro 9.1.1 running on it.

    kind regards

  4. Undertow

    Undertow New Member


    Welp, I just did an OS upgrade attempt this morning - to 10.9 - and the attempt failed. The install software wouldn't let it happen.

    So, perhaps you're right - could be I need more RAM installed for a successful Snow Leopard upgrade...

    I can see a trip to the local "Genius" bar might be in order... I'm over that way today anyway...

    Worst comes to worst, I'm seeing that maybe Logic 7 (or 7.1) might run on this machine as-is?

    Many thanks.
  5. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Not wishing to be pedantic, but there is no such Mac OS Version. Care to be more specific? Do you mean 10.4.9?

    You need at least Logic 7.2, which was the first Intel Compatible Universal Binary version of Logic. Earlier versions are all PPC only, which means they will run very poorly in Rosetta Mode on your Intel Mac. Logic 7 was replaced by Logic 8 in 2007, it in turn was replaced by Logic 9 in 2009.

    kind regards

  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Logic 8 should run perfectly happily on this machine.

    PS: The Snow Leopard upgrade though from Tiger is a full priced upgrade. You won't be able to use the $35 Leopard - Snow Leopard upgrade kit. It needs to see Leopard in order to run. OS 10.4.11 is the end of the line for you in terms of free software updates.
  7. Undertow

    Undertow New Member

    On the money, Eli ! Taking the Snow-Leap ASAP, as I purchased the full upgrade package today over at the Apple Store, and gonna max the machine out with RAM too... which should get me closer to feeling like I'm actually in 2010-land, and yes, Logic 8. Thanks for putting up with the newbie-ness on this end, gang. Thankful for the give-and-take of forums...

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