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    Jan 27, 2009
    update from 10.4.11 to 10.5
    im no mac god or anything, so this is probably stupid. I bought a mac book about a year and a half ago, and it has os x 10.4.11. i am wondering how I can upgrade to 10.5. do i have to buy the program or are there updates for it? thanks.

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    Aug 25, 2004
    New Zealand
    13" MBA. 15" MBP. iPhone 4. 3G Pad 2.
    OSX 10.4.11 is the final version of Tiger. OSX 10.5 is Leopard a new Operating system and as such you have to buy it. So far the free point releases have taken Leopard to 10.5.6.

    If you buy a retail Leopard disk and install it you can download the free combo update from Apple to take it to 10.5.6.
    Make sure you buy a Black retail disk with a large X, the grey ones are for the Macs they came with and will not work.

    There are three install options ~ upgrade which is default, archive and install keeping settings which just slides a new OS under all your files and keeps a previous system folder and erase and install which will remove everything including iLife. Good backups required just in case no matter what you do.

    iLife is on your original discs but is not part of the Operating system. It is installed on all new Macs but updates are charged for ~ iLife '09 is just out.
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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    Jan 27, 2009
    alright that sucks. thanks.

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    Dec 03, 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by torchy View Post
    OSX 10.4.11 is the final version of Tiger. OSX 10.5 is Leopard a new Operating system and as such you have to buy it.
    Link please

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by TheYO View Post
    Link please
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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