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Jun 11

You can’t become a Lion until you’ve been a Snow Leopard

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It sounds like some vague metaphor for life, but it’s actually something you need to know if you plan to upgrade your Mac operating system when the new version is available in July. Lion, Mac’s OS X 10.7, was announced at Apple’s WWDC 2011 conference. In order to install the newest version of the platform, your computer must currently run Snow Leopard, which is version 10.6.

Confused? You can find out which operating system you currently run by clicking the apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen. Select “About This Mac” and you’ll see the Apple logo with the operating system information directly beneath it. Version 10.6.anything is Snow Leopard. Anything before 10.6 is plain old Leopard, and you’ll need to upgrade to Snow Leopard before you can upgrade to Lion.

In addition to the starting OS requirements, Lion also requires an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor. You’ll find that information in the same About This Mac section where you found the OS number.

Still confused? As a longtime Apple retailer, Vann’s has a fully trained staff of hardcore Apple specialists who would be more than happy to explain to you, in as much detail as you prefer, what all this means. Also, they probably won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm about the iCloud and what it will do for digital media storage.

Call on of our Apple specialists today at 800-769-5668 to get the answers you need on the Lion upgrade.

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