2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2012 1:58 PM by John Galt
Core4duo Level 1 Level 1

I am still running Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.8.  How can I get Lion Mac OS X 10.6, so I can update to Mountain Lion?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Upgrading to Mountain Lion

     

    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.

     

    If you need to purchase Snow Leopard you can still purchase a copy from Apple's online store's telesales agents.[1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) or Customer Service and Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775.] Ask for a Sales Representative.

     

    Third-party sources for Snow Leopard are:

     

    Snow Leopard from Amazon.com

    Snow Leopard from eBay

     

    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store.

     

    If you need to purchase Lion call 1-800-692-7753 or 1-800-676-2775. Ask for a Sales Representative. They will check your Apple ID, and email you a code and instructions.  The cost is $29.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download.

     

    Be sure your computer meets the minimum requirements:

     

    Apple - OS X Mountain Lion - Read the technical specifications.

     

    Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion

     

    1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    7. Xserve (Early 2009)

     

    Are my applications compatible?

     

    See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps - App compatibility and feature support for OS X & iOS.

     

    For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Apple - Upgrade your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion.

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    You have to call Apple at 800-MY-APPLE (in the US) to purchase a Snow Leopard DVD. Install Snow Leopard (make sure your system meets its requirements) then you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store.

     

    There is no need for the intermediate step of installing Lion.