Can I download Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

Mac users who have older hardware laying around which are unable to run modern versions of Mac OS X may be relieved to discover that Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) are available to download directly from Apple.

Can I buy a Mac operating system?

Most Mac software is now available for immediate download through the Mac App Store (requires OS X 10.6 or later). Online, Apple offers some software products for purchase, boxed and downloadable, including previous versions of OS X.

How do I get an older version of my Mac?

How to download older Mac OS X versions via the App Store
  1. Click the App Store icon.
  2. Click Purchases in the top menu.
  3. Scroll down to find the preferred OS X version.
  4. Click Download.