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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Vishwas Gagrani, Jan 3, 2013.
Is it feasible to upgrade from mac osx 10.6.x to 10.8.x directly ?
Yes, it is. As 10.6.8 is the minimum requirement, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is not needed.
Run Software Update to upgrade to 10.6.8. Then purchase Mountain Lion in the Mac App store for $20. Download & Install. It saves all of your data, but have an up to date backup just in case.
Yes, as long as Mountain Lion is supported on your hardware.
Thanks for replies.
My hardware is mini mac 2009 . Is it possible to upgrade on it ?
Yes it will run ML.
Was just curious about this post...
Why it's necessary to upgrade from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 first ?
What if i run CD directly on 10.6.7 ? My OS will corrupt ?
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is not delivered on a CD or DVD, if that is what you mean with "i run CD directly".
And it is necessary to update* to10.6.8 in order to fulfill the requirements, as far as I remember, 10.6.8 was a small update to easy the way for the new way to install the OS.
10.6.8 can be easily acquired for free via Software Update.
* Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?
I have an early 2009 Mac Mini and did the direct OS X 10.6.8 to 10.8 upgrade.
Make sure you have enough RAM installed; Mountain Lion requires at least 2 GB. My Mini originally had just 1 GB, so I got an extra 4 GB installed. Now it has a total of 5 GB of RAM.
I am well pleased with the result of the RAM and OS upgrade. It is like having a new computer, that will do me for several more years.
I had a shop do both at the same time as I don't have a credit card, so don't have an App Store account. It cost a total of about $US 100, with no hassle. You could DIY for much less if you have an App store a/c, the tools, and the skill to install the extra RAM.