i am running os x 10.5.8 but when I try to search for a software update, it tells me my software is up to date. when I try to directly download the 10.6, it tells me I need 10.6 in order to download it....I'm confused.
You cannot download OS X 10.6 - it is no longer available in the Apps store. Maybe you are trying to download 10.8 - Mountain Lion?
Until you get 10.6 installed, you cannot download 10.8. You can contact Apple directly to obtain a copy of Snow Leopard (10.6).
You need to purchase 10.6 Snow Leopard from the Apple Store.
You can't update 10.5.8 to 10.6 any other way.
Thanks so much!
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