I'm stuck on OS X 10.5.8 - what options do I have for upgrading?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fluidedge, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    As stated I have 10.5.8 having been a bit(!) tardy about updating I don't know how to go about upgrading now to Lion or Mountain Lion.

    What's the best thing for me to do?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    First, determine the latest OS X version your hardware will support. What year and model do you have? You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum OS version supported, by visiting EveryMac.com. You can find specs on your model by entering your serial number here.

    To upgrade to ML, you'll first need access to the Mac App Store, which requires Snow Leopard (10.6.6 or higher). Call Apple to order a SL install disc (about $20). Then you an access the MAS and download ML, if your model supports it.

    System requirements for OS X Mountain Lion
    System requirements for OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6
  3. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Or, from another user "stuck" on 10.5.8
    Buy a new Mac with all the latest stuff.

    Seriously, that's my strategy. I buy a new Mac when my current one no longer does what I want it to do. I then update the newer OS for as long as Apple releases them. I don't upgrade my OS until my computer will not run the latest release, then I buy a new computer based on the first criterion. My Leopard still purrs for me, so I'm content to be "stuck" with it.

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