I have a macbook pro 10.5.8  how to I upgrade it to a 10.6.3?  Do I install snow leopard?, I have a macbook pro 10.5.8  how to I upgrade it to a 10.6.3?  Do I install snow leopard?

How do I upgrade my macbook pro 10.5.8 to a 10.6.3?  Do I install  snow leopard, if so which one and is this difficult?  thanks kind of a newbie at doing this kind of stuff on my mac. 

Buy a Snow Leopard installer DVD at an Apple store or reseller and follow the instructions that will come with it.

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