Hey youngsters, come sit round my rocking chair and let this previous timer inform you a few time way back, a time when the high-speed Web connection you at all times use for Ticky Tockys and such did not exist. At the moment, after we needed to do one thing like putting in Mac OS, we used a thingamajig device known as an Optical discswhich was this system.
like that ClassicII_MrMac On X (previously Twitter) put it completely, “Immediately is a tragic day.” It’s because Apple not sells optical disc installers for OS
Apple has both lastly offered off its stock or determined to eliminate the discs to liberate warehouse house for FineWoven iPhone instances.
There have been indicators that this was going to occur, and you’ll’t cease the long run from coming. Two years in the past, Apple started providing Lion and Mountain Lion as free downloads. It is accessible on Apple’s help web site, and in the event you want it, listed below are the hyperlinks:
And two years in the past I wrote that it was unusual that Apple was nonetheless providing Lion and Mountain Lions tablets for $19.99. Now I assume it wasn’t so unusual as a result of lots of previous Macs are nonetheless in use, plus it is simple for Apple to make $20.
If you could put these installers on a disk or USB drive, we now have directions:
Lion works on Macs that got here earlier than Mountain Lion in 2012. Mountain Lion does the next:
- MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 to Mid 2012)
- MacBook Professional (Mid/Late 2007 to Mid 2012)
- Mac Mini (early 2009 to 2011)
- iMac (Mid 2007 to 2011)
- Mac Professional (early 2008 and 2010)
If you happen to’re determined to get your palms on an official Lion or Mountain Lion disc, you may have to show to on-line marketplaces like eBay. And when you’ve got one, listed below are some ideas from this old-timer: You may need to maintain it for some time. Chances are high, years from now, somebody will probably be prepared to pay prime greenback for it at public sale.