i need el capitan but have 10.1 should i only buy 10.6 then it will download

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • Make sure that OS 10.6 will run on your Mac. Then make sure that OS 10.11 will run on your Mac.

    OS 10.1 was released in 2001. OS 10.6 was released in 2009.

    OS 10.6 will not run on a PowerPC-based Mac. It will only run on an Intel-based Mac.

    Intel-based Macs were first introduced about 2006.

    El Capitan will only run on Macs released after 2007-2009 depending on the model.

    If your Mac is compatible: OS 10.6 comes on a DVD. Once installed, do Software Update (under the Apple Menu) to bring up to OS 10.6.8. OS 10.6.8 gives you the App Store app. OS 10.11 can be downloaded for free and installed through the App Store app.