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HT1338 How old is this MacBook? Why won't it upgrade?

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My son bought a refurbed MacBook from Apple in June 2009, but I can't match it to the Apple requirements for upgrading. Now I can't find a way to upgrade to the Mac App Store, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mtn. Lion, etc.

Below is a snap from the system profiler:


Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:          MacBook

  Model Identifier:          MacBook5,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:          2 GHz

  Number Of Processors:          1

  Total Number Of Cores:          2

  L2 Cache:          3 MB

  Memory:          2 GB

  Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

  Boot ROM Version:          MB51.007D.B03

  SMC Version (system):          1.40f2

  Serial Number (system):          W89xxxxxx

  Hardware UUID: xxxxx

  Sudden Motion Sensor:

  State:          Enabled


Any ideas?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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