You would need more RAM. Snow Leopard will run on only 512MB of RAM, but it won't really run that well. Have a system with almost identical specs as yours in my "waiting on parts" collection at work. I can tell you that things like the DVD player will skip and stutter if you try running 10.6 with only 512MB of RAM.
I'd say your best option really would be to get a new computer, the 2007 MacBooks were a tempermental bunch to put it mildly, but if you're on a bit of a budget, you'd need at least another 512MB of RAM. I think in probably 99% of cases, people can upgrade from 10.4 to 10.6 with no issues, but every now and then some people run into problems. So, make sure you have a backup if your only option is a clean install. You should really have a backup regardless, but make sure it's up to date.
I have spent the last couple of hours trying to figure out a solution to my mac problem but can't seem to find anything.
I have just bought a new Ipod nano but when I connect it to my computer, itunes won't recognise it because the ipod requires itunes version 10.0 or later. I then tried to download the latest version of itunes, but it wouldn't install on my computer because the package type requires mac os x 10.5.
I read some articles about upgrading to snow leopard (mac os x 10.6) but I don't think my system will support it. I'm on a macbook purchased in early 2007 - here are the details:
Mac os x version 10.4.11
Processor: 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Startup disk: Macintosh HD
From the information I've come across, I understand you need at least 1 GB of RAM to run snow leopard. So my question is:
(a) Is it possible for me to upgrade from Tiger to either Leopard or Snow Leopard based on the specs of my macbook and which is the better option (all I care about is itunes)?
(b) How do I go about doing this?
(c) Is there an easier way for me to get my music onto my ipod besides upgrading?
I would really appreciate any help on this. I'm stuck and all I want to do is put music on my new ipod and go for a run!! All I can think to do is buy a new mac...which is