Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to mwa102464)
I did go forward and download the Xcode and Optional downloads,,, I believe I now update to the combo 10.68 and that gives me the Acess to the Appstore where I get the download to Mountain Lion 10.8 and then I can update to 10.82,,,, My question is can I uninstall any of the older programs like the 10.4 and Snow Leopard once I have the mountain Lion 10.82 in order to save space ????
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to mwa102464)
When you update to a new version of Mac OS the "old" version will be removed automatically.
You do not need Xcode unless you have applications which specifically require it. Same with optional downloads.
In your earlier post you wrote that your iMac is "late 2006." Are you sure it is compatible with Mountain Lion (10.8)? The system requirements for Mountain Lion seem to suggest otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to drdocument)
Dang it, looks like I cant, my system is a late 2006 20"iMac,,, thank you, I guess I am done at Snow leopard, this *****. This computer was in storage, purchased brand new in 07 and only used for 3 weeks and then had to go into storage, there is nothing n it hardly, so I wanted to update it as far as I could get it.. Looks like the buck stops at Snow leopard,, I thought once I ugraded the memory to 4GB of RAM I could take it to Mountain Lion, so I was told anyways, thank you drdcocument
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 10:00 PM (in response to mwa102464)
My iMac Specs =
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
SMC Version (system): 1.9f4
Serial Number (system): xxxxxxxxxxxx
Hardware UUID: 0xxxxxxxxxxx
I've been told a few different things, by different people, so I'm posting my iMac Specs so someone can answer my question, it's simple, can I upgrade any further with ? Lion or Mountain Lion ? System is a late 2006 currently running Mac OS X
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to drdocument)
I was told by Apple that I'm better off staying with Snow Leopard,,, Lion would only give me iCloud and a few other things and needs more RAM to run, and once my system starts using up some of the RAM I have it would run slower since Lion needs more RAM to operate. I guess I will have to stick with the Snow Leopard I just bought and the 4 GB of RAM I just added and run like this until I can afford to upgrade to a new iMac. Thanks for all the help drd appreciate everything you helped me with.