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HT1338 can i update mac osxv10.4 tiger

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aleximo Calculating status...
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Jul 6, 2013 1:42 PM

is tiger 10.4 upgradeble

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Jul 6, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to aleximo)

    Yes, depending on what hardware model you have.

     

    Upgrade Paths to Snow Leopard, Lion, and/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.

     

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

     

    You can purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard — Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.

     

    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. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.

     

         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 iCloud services; fees and

               terms apply.

     

    Upgrading to Lion

     

    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.

     

    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service — this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.

     

         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.

     

    Upgrading to Mountain Lion

     

    To upgrade to Mountain Lion you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Purchase and download Mountain Lion from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mountain Lion is $19.99 plus tax. The file is quite large, over 4 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.

     

         OS X Mountain Lion — System Requirements

     

           Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion

     

             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) —

                 Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

     

    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.

     

    Are my applications compatible?

     

             See App Compatibility Table — RoaringApps.

     

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

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Jul 14, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to aleximo)

    If all you have is 10.4.0 (usually just labelled 10.4) to 10.4.3 you can't upgrade past 10.5.8.

    If you have 10.4.4 or later (10.4.10 and 10.4.11 are both later, whereas 10.4.1 is not, and 10.4 is not), that's when you need to consider whether or not you have a PowerPC or Intel.   If all you have is PowerPC 10.5.8 is the last operating system you can run on it, but 10.5 is quite expensive to add on.  Still it offers better compatibility for iApps than any other Mac OS X enjoys.   This user tip helps you distinguish between the PowerPC and Intel.   PowerPC Macs upgraded to 10.5 or later will not support Classic, the Mac OS 9 virtualization environment under Mac OS X.    Intel Macs upgraded past 10.6.8 (10.7 or later) will not support PowerPC applications without significant struggle.  You can upgrade Intel macs directly to 10.6 from 10.4.4 or later with the 19.99 update Kappy mentions.

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