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HT1338 Can I update directly from OSX 10.5.8 to Lion?

456 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 13, 2012 10:14 AM by BDAqua RSS
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I'd like to use iCloud to exchange information (including pictures) between my IMac and a newly purchased iPad but believe I need to upgrade my OSX software to at least 10.7.2

Is this a good idea and how do I best do it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Sep 13, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to ba218)



    Can't be a judge if it'd be good for you, but for me Lion/10.7 was 242 steps backwards from 10.5.8 as far as ease of use.


    If you want to switch, (most iDevice users do), then you must get 10.6 first...


    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?...


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

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


    Other countries...


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