OS upgrade

crossbones

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2015
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Hi,

Beginner question:

iMac
3.06 Intel core duo
10.6.8

I need to upgrade to 10.8.x to run some software.
Do I need to go to 10.7 first?

Thanks
 

crossbones

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2015
5
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Well thanks for that.

Should I purchase it as a download or go buy the disk?
I live right near an Apple store.
 

matreya

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Nov 14, 2009
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They don't sell it on disk. The only way to get it is to download through the App Store.
How EXACTLY does one do that? I can't see it as being available on the App Store...

Don't you have to get a special code from an Apple Store to download it?
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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How EXACTLY does one do that? I can't see it as being available on the App Store...

Don't you have to get a special code from an Apple Store to download it?
If you purchased it (Mavericks) before it would be in your past purchases list so you could redownload. But if you have never purchased, yes, you will need to call Apple for a code to get Mavericks.

Like other mentioned, if a machine will run Mavericks it will run Yosemite, so if it was me I would just go with Yosemite.
 

crossbones

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2015
5
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If this helps anyone......

Turns out Apple doesn't deal Mavericks anymore.

I needed to upgrade my late 2009 iMac, 10.6.8, to at least 10.7.5 in order to run Turbotax.
It's $20 to buy 10. 7 or 10.8....or, Yosemite is free.

I decided to take Weaselboy's good advice and went straight to Yosemite.

It worked just great except it takes an hour or so to install.
Other than that, no complaints.
 
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