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upgrade osx from tiger 10.4.11

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stonesrock Calculating status...
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Nov 10, 2012 3:33 PM

Hi all,

Okay, I finally have come to the realization I need to upgrade my iMac to a new OSX.  Currently on 10.4.11, I have a new MacBook and Airport network that should be in next week and I want to make sure I have my whole Apple Network running smoothly, plus I'm finding that browsers and plugins not working so good with Tiger.  Here are my iMac's specs:


Mac Specs:

Model Identifier:  imac5,1

Intel Core 2 Duo

2.16 ghz

2gb Memory


Please, any suggestions on what steps to take next, do I jump first to Leopard, then keep moving up the "cat chain" till I hite Mountain Lion or can I only go so far with my OSX upgrade? 



iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to stonesrock)

    With those specs you can start with upgrading to Snow Leopard.


    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs.  You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:



    If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:



    If you're in the UK, use this number: 0871 508 4400


    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.


    To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:


  • linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to stonesrock)

    You will have to request an 10.5 disk from Apple, then a 10.6. Then, buy the 10.7 update from the Mac App Store.


    Or, you might be able to just update to 10.6 without needing the 10.5 disk.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to stonesrock)

    Am I correct in trying to get my new Macbook and Airport Network all in sync OSx wise?

    That can only help. You shouldn't have problems in that regard after you have finished updating.


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