I am running a MacBook Pro on Mac OS X 10.5.8
I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion, but cannot download it as I do not have Snow Leopard.
I cannot find Snow Leopard to download. Where might I get this?
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Snow Leopard was only officially available on DVD, so you would need to buy a copy of that before you can buy the Mountain Lion upgrade if you want to stick to the official upgrade path.
Apple still sells Snow Leopard via Phone Sales. Call the number at the top left of the screen at store.apple.com/uk and you can purchase a DVD copy of Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopard was available only on DVD. You can buy old ones on Amazon. If you don’t want to buy it, you can borrow a DVD from a friend. Or you can go to an Apple Store. If you find someone friendly there, they will upgrade you for free.
If you were a MobileMe, you could get Snow Leopard for free. I don’t know if Apple still has that up in the UK.