2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2012 6:41 PM by Kappy
JCB986 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have  a iMac i5 with Snow Leopard...will I need to upgrade to Lion before Mountain Lion and what bugs my I encounter.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Upgrading Snow Leopard to Lion
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (241,880 points)

    You don't need to upgrade to Lion to get to Mountain Lion. Note that if you're using Microsoft Office 2004 or any other PowerPC software, it'll need to be upgraded or replaced.

     

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  • 2. Re: Upgrading Snow Leopard to Lion
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,700 points)

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard, Lion, or 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.

     

    You can purchase Snow Leopard by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service. The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will receive physical media - DVD - by mail.

     

    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.

     

    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service. The cost is $19.99 (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.

     

    Am I eligible for the free upgrade?

     

    See Apple - Free OS X Mountain Lion upgrade Program.

     

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

     

    Model Eligibility for Snow Leopard and Lion.

     

    Snow Leopard General requirements

     

      1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

      2. 1GB of memory

      3. 5GB of available disk space

      4. DVD drive for installation

      5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

      6. Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Lion System Requirements

      1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor

      2. 2GB of memory

      3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

      4. 7GB of available space

      5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.