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HT1444 Should I upgrade my imac software from 10.5.8 to something else?

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Should I upgrade my imac softward to Leopard 10.5.8 to something else, such as Lion 10.7.2?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)

    Hi Julie,

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

  • vanniai Calculating status...

    how can i upgrade 10.5.8 to lion??

     

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,5

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.26 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:          MBP55.00AC.B03

      SMC Version (system):          1.47f2

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)

    Hello,

     

    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?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It's 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. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

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