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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8

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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8
    I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on my Macbook with the Core 2 Duo processor

    I want to use iBooks Author and as I understand I need to upgrade my OS so I can access the App Store to download iBooks Author.

    iBooks Author says it needs 10.6.6 at least.

    -- If I upgrade to something above 10.6.6 do I first need to upgrade to 10.6.6?

    -- Can I download an upgrade instead of buying physical product?

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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordfruit View Post
    I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on my Macbook with the Core 2 Duo processor

    I want to use iBooks Author and as I understand I need to upgrade my OS so I can access the App Store to download iBooks Author.

    iBooks Author says it needs 10.6.6 at least.

    -- If I upgrade to something above 10.6.6 do I first need to upgrade to 10.6.6?

    -- Can I download an upgrade instead of buying physical product?
    This is what you need, $29 USD
    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8
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    Unfortunately going to Snow Leopard will only get you halfway there and just give you access to the Mac App Store.
    iBooks Author requires Lion to install and run, which means further expense for you.

    Cheers

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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugtheslug View Post
    Unfortunately going to Snow Leopard will only get you halfway there and just give you access to the Mac App Store.
    iBooks Author requires Lion to install and run, which means further expense for you.

    Cheers

    Hugh
    Didn't know that . . . so iBooks Author is Lion only.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Accessing the Apps Store. I'm running 10.5.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Didn't know that . . . so iBooks Author is Lion only.
    I've been looking into to it for my wife, who is still clinging to Snow.
    Apparently there is a hack you can do to fool the installer into running on 10.6, but in the end if she still wants iBooks Author we will upgrade her MacBook to Lion.

    Cheers

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