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Mac App Store???

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Brian Anick Calculating status...
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Aug 19, 2012 1:19 PM

What do I do to get the Mac App Store? I am currently running Mac OS X 10.5.8

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,460 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to Brian Anick)

    You need OS X 10.6.8 or later.

  • jcline986 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to Brian Anick)

    I believe you need to be on at least 10.6.6 to have the App Store.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to Brian Anick)

    You need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.6 according to this knowledge base article...to get Snow Leopard, call 1-800-MY-APPLE and order for $30, then download the combo updater to 10.6.8.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,460 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to jcline986)

    Nope, 10.6.8.

  • jcline986 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to wjosten)

    Per Apple, 10.6.6 includes the Mac App Store - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4459

     

    Quote from the link:

    Summary

    The Mac OS X v10.6.6 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes the Mac App Store, the best way to discover and buy new apps for your Mac.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to jcline986)

    Yes, that is what the KB article says I noted, but I definitely agree with wj that you need to go to 10.6.8.  I was only pointing to the DVD version of SL you get when you buy from the Apple phone line, and while that is what hte KB artilce says you need, you should upgrade to the top of the line form of Snow Leopard, 10.6.8.  You need that version should you want to move up to Lion or Mountain Lion.

     

    wjosten and I are NOT in disagreement on this point.  Buy 10.6 from Apple then use the on-line software upgrade to download the 10.6.8 Combo and ungrade to 10.6.8.

     

    Hope this clarifies this point.

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