1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 30, 2012 2:51 AM by BDAqua
patriciaJB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I use a macbook pro and have not been installing software updates and I'm still on OSX 10.5.8 and want to upgrade to mountain lion-where do I begin? Please help-I'm stuck!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Help! Trying to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 to Mountain Lion but don't know where to start
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Hello Patricia,

     

    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/

    Lion/101.7 System requirements

        •    x86-64 processor (Macs with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, or Xeon processor.)

        •    At least 2GB of memory, I say 6 GB

        •    Latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), with the Mac App Store installed

        •    At least 4GB of disk space for downloading, I say 50 GB.

    Like Snow Leopard, Lion does not support PowerPC-based Macs (e.g., Power Macs, PowerBooks, iBooks, iMacs (G3-G5), eMacs).

    Lion also does not support 32-bit Intel Core Duo or Core Solo based Macs. Rosetta is no longer available in Lion, which means Lion no longer supports PowerPC applications.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Lion#System_requirements

     

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/how-to-buy/

     

    What applications are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"?

     

    http://ow.ly/5Iz09

     

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

     

    You'll need to buy SL/10.6 first & get it to 10.6.8, then get Lion... if you can run it.


    10.6 has 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.