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how to update Mac OS X 10.4.11

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Please excuse my naivete when I ask this question that is probably basic but I am having trouble with

I am currently running OS X 10.4.11 on my 15-inch mac book pro. When I run "software update" it says I am up to date on everything. When I try to download certain programs (ie, update to itunes 10... I currently have itunes version 8) it says I need to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5. When I search for 10.5 it says I need to purchase Leopard OS and there are no other updates for my computer? Is this what I should be updating my mac with... Leopard? Can I purchase it online and have it downloaded or do I need to buy the actual program. I am out of the country and unable to go to a mac store or anywhere that sells it. Any ideas on how I should be updating my system so I can add other programs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Nov 8, 2010 7:37 AM (in response to ld190294)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!
    You can call the Apple Store. They have Mac OS X 10.5 available for sale by phone, but not by web. Some used and refurbished Mac shops may have it as well, but often charge more than Apple, or don't have the correct disc for you to use. The disk you want looks like * and does not say Upgrade, DropIn, or OEM on it.

    Follow my tips for upgrading before you do*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html

    - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
    An Apple user since 1981, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Nov 8, 2010 7:38 AM (in response to ld190294)
    Additionally, if you have at least 1 GB of RAM, preferably more you can upgrade to Snow Leopard, assuming you meet the disk space requirements*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/diskfull.html

    and all your software is current for 10.6. It is easier to come by than 10.5.

    Thankfully the MacBook Pro is current enough for you to jump to 10.6 without having to get 10.5.

    - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.
    An Apple user since 1981, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Nov 8, 2010 7:46 AM (in response to ld190294)
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    The latest iTunes for OS 10.4.11 is v9.1.1



    Leopard (10.5) is an upgrade not an update. You must purchase the retail DVD. It is not available for download. You can purchase Leopard from Apple Phone Sales - 1-800-692-7753. You may need to call Apple Phone Sales in the country that serves your island: International Support Phone #s



    You can also check to see if there are any User Groups that services St. Kitt.





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    G5 20' iMac w/iSight/Remote, 2.5GB RAM, 250GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.11), "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."

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