How do I upgrade from Mac OS X v10.5.8 to 10.6.4 ?

I have a Mac mini with Mac OS X v10.5.8. Now I want to upgrade it to Mac OS X v10.6.4. How can I do that?

Do I really need an original Mac OS X DVD? Or is it possible to download a Mac OS X disc image and upgrade it?

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Actually the upgrade is only $29 if you're upgrading from Leopard (10.5.xx) Information about OS X 10.6 can be found here

Apple has not offered any option to download the upgrade.


Upgrading from Leopard (10.5) to Snow Leopard (10.6) is an upgrade for which you have to purchase the DVD. (It's a bit cheaper than the previous upgrades as far as I remember.)

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