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I have a system with Snow Leopard and iMovie 09.

If I upgrade my system to OSX Lion, will it also upgrade my iMovie 09 to iMovie 11?

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No, iMovie is part of the iLife suite of programs, not the OS itself. It's only included bundled with the OS when you buy a new Mac.

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iMovie 11 is available on the Mac App Store (for $15). It says it only requires 10.6.7, so upgrading your iMovie and OS X should be completely independent. – Ken May 30 '12 at 16:39

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