Hello everybody. I'm new here. Sorry to bore you with uninteresting stuff but I could really use some help. A year and a half ago, my wife and I got separated and she kept the computer (newish imac). I had over 10k pics on Aperture Version 1, and I had invested quite a bit of time building and understanding the library. I am hoping to buy whatever latest version of Aperture that my computer can handle and get back into it. Any and all advice/support/warnings/handholding etc. would be appreciated. No information is trivial. I know very little. I didn't even know that I now have Snow leopard on my MBP. But in the past day I have begun to try to prepare and educate myself. Here are the specs of my computer: OSX 10.6.8, 2.4 GHZ intel processor 2 Duo, 4GB.
First question: can my computer handle the upgrade to Mountain Lion which evidently is coming soon, thereby being able to handle the latest version of Aperture? Or would I be better off finding an older version of Aperture and using that?
Second question: what is the easiest and safest way to actually complete this upgrade/transfer from one computer to the other with zero chance of losing everything? I find all of this VERY VERY daunting. If you can't already tell I am not very tech-savy. Thanks in advance for any and all of your help and suggestions.
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