How can I upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to OS X 10.6?

I just purchased a HP ENVY printer and I need version 10.6 or higher. Is 10.6 an upgrade or do I need to purchase it?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    OS 10.6 is a major "upgrade" to OS 10.5. It needs to be purchased on DVD from the online Apple Store.

    Your Mac must have an Intel processor (not a PowerPC processor). OS 10.5 is last OS to support the PowerPC processor.

  • You need to purchase the OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD.