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Ashik, Mac Technician
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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My mac book pro shows it has 0s x 10.5 v 8 installed but shows

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My mac book pro shows it has 0s x 10.5 v 8 installed but shows that no software updates are needed. Do I need to install new software to use mountain lion?
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You are currently using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion insatalled.

So you have to upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard first. Buy the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Retail Discs and install it on your Mac. You can buy the Mac OS X 10.6 Retail discs from or

After installing 10.6 Snow Leopard, do all Softwares Updates from Apple menu. Then you can buy 10.8 Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard's AppStore application as digital download.

Also, make sure you Mac is compatible with Mountain Lion. See the requirements here :

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Can you go straight to 10.7 rather than 10.6? Can you buy 10.6 or 10.7 via the apple web site?
Unfortunately No. As per Apple's policy, you must have atleast 10.6 Snow Leopard. No, Apple doesn't sell 10.6 and 10.7 anymore.
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