3 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2012 10:03 AM by JoeyR
waiyi.wwy Level 1 (0 points)

WHat are the steps of upgrading? which software(s) I have to buy? Are all the macbooks (10.5.8) eligible to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6.8?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • JoeyR Level 6 (8,280 points)

    It may be difficult to find Snow Leopard (10.6) in a retail store as Lion as been the current OS for nearly a year now.  You can still purchase it directly from Apple:


    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?afid=p228%7CGoogle&cid=AOS-US-SHOPIP- Google


    You'll want to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements found here:




    The "minimum" requirement is 1GB of RAM, but you really need to have at least 2GB for it to be usable and preferably 4GB for smooth operations.


    All Intel Macs, so long as they meet the requirements in the link above, are compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6).  There is no download for Snow Leopard.  You must purchase the actual DVD.  After installing Snow Leopard, you will be able to run Software Update to get all the updates up to 10.6.8.  You will need to perform the updates in order to get access to the App Store.

  • Niel Level 10 (298,417 points)

    The Mac OS X 10.6 DVD is free for paid MobileMe members.



  • JoeyR Level 6 (8,280 points)

    Thanks Niel.  That's the first I've heard of that (although it looks like they started doing this about a month ago).  Good move on their part.