Will it require Lion to install?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by urbanracer34, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. urbanracer34 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2010
    I'm betting it will, but I wanted to see what other people think.
  2. redscull macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    This is my biggest question, too. If I can upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion for $29 or less, it might actually be worth it. The upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion, though, just isn't worth $29.

    I have two laptops running Snow Leopard. My mini runs Lion because it shipped with it. If I do end up buying Mountain Lion, can I buy it once and install it on all three machines? Apps from the OSX App store work that way because of using the same Apple ID. Does the OS work that way?
  3. george-brooks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    My concern as well. I have held off on upgrading my Mac Pro to Lion but I don't like to get 2 generations behind. If it will, perhaps I will just bite the bullet and upgrade my mac pro asap.
  4. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    yes it works the same for os apps in the app store. i did it with lion. 2 macs 1 purchase
  5. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I don't care.

    If it's worth using I will do a clean install... or buy a new Mac laptop

    (or whatever they're called if Apple's still making them)
  6. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
    I don't see how it would matter. If you have the App Store, then you should be golden. An example of that is the upgrade to SL. The "upgrade" discs weren't upgrades at all, but the complete OS for $30. I went straight from 10.4 to 10.6 that way. Requiring 10.7 to get 10.8 just makes no sense. That's not a personal attack, I'm just saying that it doesn't make good business sense and Apple hasn't done it this way in the past.
  7. Neolithium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2010
    Wherever the army needs me.
    It won't affect me since any Mac computer I have has Lion on it that came preinstalled - though I can quite see a lot of users wanting to jump from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. As far as I'm concerned it should not require Lion. What will happen though and what I believe could very well be 2 different things.
  8. Marky macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2005
    The following question and answer is given by Macworld in an article about the things you need to know about Mountain Lion.

    Will I need to be running Lion to upgrade to Mountain Lion, or can I upgrade straight from Snow Leopard?

    According to the information Apple has provided with the developer preview, you need to be running at least the latest version of Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8) to install Mountain Lion.


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