7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2012 4:38 PM by BDAqua
rmk506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

It seems more and more it is required that I use Mac OS 10.5 and higher. Would gladly upgrade if I could figure out where to get the upgrade from. Seems it is no longer available. Any ideas of how to upgrade without buying an entirely new system. Everything works well. Applications are paid for and still do the trick. Just loosing the ability to upgrade to many various needed plug ins, etc. : (

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (278,895 points)

    Since you have an Intel Mac, it's probably better to skip 10.5 and phone the Apple Store to order Mac OS X 10.6.



  • rmk506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I wll give them a call. I am almost afraid to ask... I am guessing that there may be some system requirements to upgrade to 10.6. Any idea if my little MacBook, Intel Core Duo, 2 GHz, 667 MHz can do such an upgrade.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (278,895 points)

    Yes, it can. All Intel Macs which shipped with 10.5.8 or earlier can run 10.6, but you may need or want to install more RAM.



  • rmk506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I really appreciate your reply! Best wishes!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,375 points)

    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?...




    It's been pulled from the online store, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard, but quick, call before it's gone!


    Call Apple 1-800-MY-APPLE


    You have to get 10.6.8 first to go even higher to 10.7 or 10.8

  • rmk506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Hey Niel Niel and BDAqua!


    Great news!


    I was able to order the Snow Leopard 10.6 from Apple for $19.99.

    he Apple expert recommended to upgrade through (blue)Apple/Software Update right away to 10.6.8. Along with that many things were updated in the installation process!


    I feel good!


    It feels right!


    So far so good. No conflicts yet. Let me know if you think I should be on the look out for anything CRAZY.


    Want to make this old MacBook friend last.


    Thanks so much! R

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,375 points)

    Great news, good work, sounds like you'll be fine, thanks!