Logic for Tiger 10.4.11 ?

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?

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

Thanks!
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff 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.
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

Mark
 

Undertow

New Member
Hmmm...

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.
 

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?

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

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

Mark
 

Eli

Logician
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.
 

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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