Snow Leopard Upgrade Requirements

Snow Leopard requires an Intel-based Mac. Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard users, buy the upgrade. Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger users, buy the Mac Box Set.

Here’s how to find out what you need.

  1. 1

    Click the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen and choose About This Mac.

  2. 2

    Identify your operating system and processor type.

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    • If your Mac has an Intel processor, you can upgrade to Snow Leopard. Go on to step 3.
    • If it has a PowerPC processor, your Mac is not compatible with Snow Leopard.
  3. 3

    Find out which upgrade is right for you.

    • Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard): Upgrade your Mac by purchasing Mac OS X Snow Leopard for $29
    • Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger): Upgrade by purchasing the Mac Box Set, which includes Snow Leopard, iLife ’11, and iWork, for just $129.