Can I downaload Mountain Lion from the Apple Store here? I don't need another CD or DVD lying around.

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All i want to do is update my software so i can run my new (gifted) iPod. It requires 10.7 iTunes and such.

I am running on OS X 10.5.8 and meet all the hardware requirements for Mountain lion, but I really don't want another CD or DVD gathering dust just so i can use my device.

Is there a way to purchase Mountain Lion for download instead of purchasing a disc?

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    Mountain Lion is only available as a download from the App Store. Mountain Lion is OS 10.8 (not to be confused with Lion OS 10.7). Mountain Lion does not run on Macs older than 2007 - 2009.

    However, to have access the App Store in order to download Mountain Lion, you have to have Snow Leopard OS 10.6.6 or later (preferably OS 10.6.8). The only way to obtain Snow Leopard is to have the DVD.

    Once Snow Leopard is installed, go to Apple Menu and do Software Update to get to OS 10.6.8.

    BTW: iTunes 10.7 will run under Snow Leopard OS 10.6.8. You do not need Mountain Lion to run iTunes 10.7.

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  • Mountain Lion is only available through download. But you would have to purchase Snow Leopard first in order to upgrade

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