question about mac update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blackbullet, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. blackbullet macrumors newbie

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    hey so im using 10.4.11 and waiting for Lion.. do i need to go thru all the leopard then snowleopard to install the Lion when it releases? and if ever i need to upgrade do i just insert the cd or do i have to backup my files?
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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You just need to buy the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD and then update to 10.6.8 to be able to download Lion.
    A backup is not needed, but you should, in case something goes awry.
    External HDDs can be had for 30 to 50 € nowadays.
     
  3. blackbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    No. Lion will not work with it too.
     
  5. blackbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so im basically stuck with tiger? or leopard will work?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Leopard will work. But it might be hard to find as RETAIL version and still costs around 90€ and more, even used.
     
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  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Leopard is the last OS to support PPC processors. Leopard is practically impossible to find in retail, but you can buy it directly through Apple.

    You'll have to buy a new Mac if you want either Snow Leopard or Lion.
     

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