I have a Mac OSX 10.5.8 with a 2.66GHZ processor and 4GB Memory that I need to get upgraded without paying an extreme amount? How can I update it?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    I assume you have an Intel-based Mac, which is needed for OS 10.6 or higher.

    To upgrade to Snow Leopard . . . Go to online Apple Store and order the Snow Leopard DVD for approximately US$20. (Much, much less than the $120+ that OS 10.5 was when it was sold.)

    Once Snow Leopard is installed, and has been updated to OS 10.6.8, you can use the included App Store App to download and upgrade directly to the most recent OS 10.11 (El Capitan) (provided your Mac is supported by El Capitan).

    You can upgrade directly from OS 10.6.8 to any later OS X (provided your Mac is supported by the OS desired).
    OS 10.7 and OS 10.8 can be obtained for about $20 each by purchasing a redemption code from the online Apple Store and then using the App Store app to download and install.
    Unfortunately, OS 10.9 and OS 10.10 were free but are no longer available, but any Mac that is supported by either of those OS versions is also capable of running OS 10.11 which is also free.