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Can any mac device like Power Book G4, Mac Mini etc. be upgraded to Mac OS version 10.6.x?

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Arkaaito is right, read the right hand column on the Apple site and you'll see that any intel cpu will do. –  user65481 Jan 31 '11 at 13:12
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No.

Apple states the following basic Snow Leopard system requirements are:

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor (IA-32). "Yonah" processors such as Core Solo and Core Duo can run only 32-bit applications; later x86-64 architecture processors such as Core 2 Duo will also be able to run 64-bit applications.
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 5 GB of free disk space
  • DVD drive (also accessible via Remote Disc) or external USB or FireWire DVD drive for installation
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10.6.x (Snow Leopard) can be installed on any Intel-based Mac, and not on PowerPC-based Macs. PowerBooks are the latter.

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-1: This is not true, if the computer doesn't meet the specs mentioned by @KevinBallard, you can't upgrade it. –  Wuffers Jan 27 '11 at 0:05
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