5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 9:41 PM by cecebellah
yubagirl Level 1 (0 points)


  • Niel Level 10 (298,663 points)

    If you're using a G3, you can't.

    If you're using a G4 or G5, purchase Mac OS X 10.5 on DVD.

    If you're using an Intel Mac, purchase Mac OS X 10.6 on DVD, or get it from Apple for free if you're a paid MobileMe member.


    Intel Macs with a Core 2 Duo or better CPU can run Lion. This is available from the Mac App Store in 10.6.6 and newer or on an USB flash drive.



  • yubagirl Level 1 (0 points)

    My iMac has a Intel Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo.  So does this mean I need to purchase OS X 10.6 on DVD?

  • Niel Level 10 (298,663 points)

    Yes, it does, unless you're a paid MobileMe member. Installing Mac OS X 10.5 is technically doable, but that OS is harder to find and much more expensive than Mac OS X 10.6.



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,252 points)

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 2GB at least)

        * 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?...





    It looks like they do still have it:


    And it's been reported that if you have a MobileMe account Apple will send one free.



    If it's a core Duo & not a Core2Duo, then it'll only run in 32 bit mode.

  • cecebellah Level 1 (0 points)

    can you upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.6? 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo