How to upgrade a Mac OSX

I have an iMac running OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8.  How do I upgrade to Mac OSX Lion?  Where do I get the software? much will it cost?  I am repeatedly getting a message telling me that Safari is not supported by my version of OSX.  Will this upgrade help to solve that problem?  I would imagine that Safari is integrated with the OSX version like I.E. is integrated with a given version of Windows.  
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
From apple logo on the top left bar click on about this mac and click on update
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
Software upgrade free
all you current problems should be fixed
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
If I do this, will it ugrade my iMac to Mac OSX Lion or will it upgrade me to the latest version of OSX...Yosemite?
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
you will be upgraded to the last version from apple OS X Yosemite
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
You asked a question before about upgrading ... 10.6.8 and a lot of the answers are in there.

Apple do not support OSX 10.7 Lion and to be honest you'll probably still have Safari problem with 10.7 .. if not today then soon.

You can BUY the installer from Apple for 10.7 and 10.8 for $19.99 - remember this is an installer file and NOT a DVD so you've to have 8Gb - 10Gb of free space on the Hard Drive of your computer and check that the computer is compatible with 10.8 before beginning

You can upgrade straight from 10.6.8 to 10.8 so you've no need to buy both versions of OSX.

I'd recommend you create a 10.8 installer on an external USB device as outlined here

I'd recommend you upgrade to 10.8 as that is probably the last version of OSX .. and if there is still a problem with Safari you HAVE to swich to Firefox or Chrome as that is the limit of upgradability based on the information in the other ticket you posted.

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David AndersTechnician Commented:
Mountain Lion system requirements
Jan 2, 2015 8:13 AM
Re: Can I still download Mavericks?
Yeah, it's annoying to have to pay for it, but if you don't like being a beta tester for Apple and putting up with the endless bugs in Mavericks or Yosemite, or if they break the programs you need to make a living -- there's your solution.  Mountain Lion is the last solid OS X version made so far -- and that's what I use on my Mac Pro. (I'm not alone, many Mac experts call Mountain Lion the best Mac OS available.)  All my video and audio software runs great under it.  And no bugs.  No crashes.  No Mavericks/Yosemite insanity with it breaking my apps.
It's probably because they're going to "Agile" fast releases and changing the software to free licensed beta versions instead of releasing a full blown beta tested OS.  Mavericks and Yosemite have given me 2 years of application and network access trouble on systems I have to support.
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