1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 22, 2012 9:39 AM by Klaus1
mitvam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I upgrade from 10.5.8 leopard. Firefox says they will no longer support this

I have a Macmini 2,1


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,955 points)

    Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:

     

    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575

     

    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs.  You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

    If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

     

    If you're in the UK, use this number: 0871 508 4400

     

    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.

     

    To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759

     

    BUT your comment about Firefox would seem to indicate that yours is a PPC Mac, which Firefox no longer supports. Also, a PPC Mac can not upgrade beyond Leopard 10.5.8 as all further versions of OS X require an Intel mac.

     

    However, there is a PPC substitute for Firefox called TenFourFox which works a treat on PPC Macs running Leopard:

     

    http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

     

    Message was edited by: Klaus1