Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to Niel)
Thx much...not sure I understand your answer or you understood my question.
We have an iMac in our department that is 10.5, that we need to upgrade to 10.7.
Do we need to upgrade from 10.5 to 10.6 to 10.7 OR can we upgrade from 10.5 directly to 10.7?
Thx much for any answers you can provide.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to Fred Davenport)
You can get Lion on a thumb drive from the Apple Store, which will apparently not install directly over 10.5 if I understand Niel correctly (didn't know that little detail myself) but can be installed if you erase the drive. Or you can upgrade to 10.6 and then upgrade from there to Lion through the App Store (available in 10.6.6 or later). The flash drive costs about $10 more than the two-step upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to Fred Davenport)
Since you listed an iMac using 10.5 one concern comes to mind. If the iMac is one of the older Power PC chipped (G5) systems you can not upgrade to Lion. Lion requires an Intel processor.
Check out if your system is capable of going to Lion
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to Joe Pyrdek)
I don't see Lion in the app store. Only Mountain Lion. I have OS X 10.6 on a Macbook that meets the requirements for Lion, but not Mountain Lion. Is there any way I can install Lion?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to napanap)
Since 10.7 was a purchased upgrade from 10.6 unless you got the free upgrade because of buying your computer shortly before 10.7 was released, the answer is not legally, unless you contact Apple and they are still able to supply a retail install disk or flash drive installer for 10.7. Since it is not shown in the Apple store you will have to give Apple a call direct and see what they can do for you. That way you can be a legal owner of 10.6.
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