9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2012 10:46 PM by John Galt
Lalaso Perez Level 1 Level 1

I have a Mac with OS X 10.4.11    How can I upgrade to 10.5?


Is there a way to do it online?


Thank you for your help.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Solved by mende1 on Dec 2, 2012 10:29 PM Solved

Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


See if your computer is supported > http://support.apple.com/kb/sp575 Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard Then, make a backup, insert the disc and upgrade. Finally, go to  > Software Update and install the most recent version.


Open App Store and purchase Mountain Lion. Check if your Mac is supported > http://www.roaringapps.com

Reply by John Galt on Dec 2, 2012 10:29 PM Helpful

Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" is available from retailers such as Amazon for slightly less than a King's ransom.


Lalaso Perez wrote:


... Is there a way to do it online?




If you have an Intel Mac (as opposed to a PowerPC) you can probably upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" for only $20.

To determine what kind of Mac you have,  > About this Mac...

Reply by steve359 on Dec 2, 2012 10:32 PM Helpful

There is no "download" version of Leopard (10.5).  Anyone who says they have one is giving you a copy of a single-use license.  That is illegal and we could not help you with it because of the violation of the license.  You also would receive "modifications" they add to report your activities to their central server (eek!).


Legal disks cost around $200 on ebay or amazon.


Requirements for Leopard:


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If you have an Intel processor, you can go to SL for about $19 instead of $200.

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