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Updating to Mavericks from v. 10.6.8

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Oct 18, 2013 9:21 PM

I'm running OS X v. 10.6.8 on my macbook pro right now. In order to update to Mavericks do I need to update to Lion first? Also if I update now to Lion now, will I be able to update to Mavericks for free if it comes out in a week or two?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Oct 18, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to zajalu)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    There is no information about what systems will be able to upgrade to OS X Mavericks, but it looks like you will only need a Mac with the Mac App Store, so you can upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 without any problem.

     

    OS X Mavericks is planned to be launched in fall and will include new features > http://www.apple.com/osx/preview

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Oct 18, 2013 9:24 PM (in response to zajalu)

    Apart from that, Apple doesn't allow you to upgrade to a new Mac OS X versión for free if you have recently upgraded Mac OS X. This only applies to the purchase of a new computer, and we don't know if Apple will do that with OS X Mavericks

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Oct 19, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to zajalu)

    Lion is over 2 years old, so you probably meant Mountain Lion.

     

    In any case, if your Mac meets the technical requirements for Mountain Lion, you'll need to check that, it will most likely meet the requirements of Mavericks. Then you should wait for Mavericks.

     

    Mountain Lion tech specs: http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

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