Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:20 AM (in response to KimNorton)
You need to first make sure you have adequate hardware...Lion must have at least an Intel Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7, or Xeon processor, 2 GB ram though runs better with 4 GB, and 7 GB hard drive space.
The Apple procedure to upgrade is buy Snow Leopard ($29) install, and then download the installer for Lion, $29 from the app store.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
Thanks for your help Ralph... my macbook is an intel core 2 duo with 2gb ram, so hopefully I will be ok! Thanks again
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to KimNorton)
That will work, though it would be much better to raise it to 4 GB.
Go to the User Contributed Tips section, towards the bottom of the list of forum topics on the left, and read over some of the tips of a brody on upgrading/installing Mac OS X for some further insights on the install.
When you do the install, after downloading Lion, before installing make a copy of the installer in another directory such as Documents. After installing the installer deletes itself. Rather than going through the pain of downloading a 5 GB file again if you need it, a spare copy is nice to have hidden away on your hard drive.