I am running a 10.5.8 on my macbook and for me to upgraded i have to purchase the 10.6 snow leopard right ???

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    How far you can upgrade the Operating System depends on the Mac that you have.

    If you have an Intel-based Mac with at least 1GB of memory, you can upgrade to Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) and do software updates to bring it up to OS 10.6.8.

    If you want to upgrade past Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) to Lion (OS 10.7) or Mountain Lion (OS 10.8) you must have OS 10.6.8 already installed in order to use the App Store. (Note: I don't think Lion is still available from the App Store.)

    Mountain Lion (and Lion) have specific system requirements, so make sure your Mac meets those system requirements before attempting to upgrade. For example, Lion must have at least a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or later and 2 GB of memory; Mountain Lion will work on Macs made after mid-2007 (for the MacBook, the model number needs to be "MacBook5,1" or later, for the MacBook Pro the model number needs to be "MacBookPro3,1" or later, for the MacBook Air the model number needs to be "MacBookAir1,1" or later.) You can find the model number by going to the Apple menu and selecting "About This Mac" and then click on "More Info" and look at "Hardware".

  • Yes, that's correct.