When I go into my apple software updates on my OSX 10.6.8 computer to update to an OSX 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I update to OSX 10.9 if it does not give me that option?

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    Welcome to Ask Different! :) For us to be able to help you, you're really going to need to provide some more details. You can do this by editing your question. As a minimum we really need to know the exact model of your computer? You can get this by going to Apple > About This Mac. This will provide a description of your hardware, so providing those details is crucial because, as it stands, we don't even know if your computer is compatible with OS X 10.9. Also, it may be worth providing some context as to why you need to upgrade (in case we can provide an alternative option). – Monomeeth May 30 '18 at 3:27
  • Lots of potential leads here. Search for lion and Snow Leopard - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/80680/… – bmike May 30 '18 at 4:05

Mac OS X Lion - 10.7 was (is) a paid upgrade. From there, you can then ride the free major upgrade train as far as your hardware allows.

I’ve heard of people jumping to ElCapitan, but never experienced it since I have lion digitally as well as on a USB key so I just rolled that path in the past.

You may run into issues, so feel free to ask a specific question if you run into a specific block knowing you can’t just upgrade in one step.

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