3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 6:54 PM by BDAqua
Julie T Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Should I upgrade my imac softward to Leopard 10.5.8 to something else, such as Lion 10.7.2?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Should I upgrade my imac software from 10.5.8 to something else?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Hi Julie,

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

  • 2. Re: Should I upgrade my imac software from 10.5.8 to something else?
    vanniai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how can i upgrade 10.5.8 to lion??

     

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,5

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.26 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          3 MB

      Memory:          2 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP55.00AC.B03

      SMC Version (system):          1.47f2

  • 3. Re: Should I upgrade my imac software from 10.5.8 to something else?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Hello,

     

    First you need to research all the problems people are having with the higher OSX versions, & make sure you have a bootable clone of what you have just in case.

     

    then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.

     

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

     

    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57