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Is it worth it to upgrade?

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krainey5868 Calculating status...
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Jan 6, 2014 9:43 PM

I have a Macbook that I got back in 2009, and I've been noticing some compatibility issues. The online college courses I'm taking require certain versions of web browsers and Java, and when I go to download them I can't because it says they are not compatible with my current operating system. My computer is not really in the best shape either (has been dropped a few times and the disk drive was broken but i think i fixed it) it makes strange noises when starting up sometimes, and the plastic is cracking around the edges -_- I recently bought an external hard drive to back everything up just in case my computer decides to take a dump. Does time machine back up the new operating system software if i decide to get it? I just don't want to buy it, then be out the 20 bucks. Also, are there pros and cons to the new software? Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • PGCD Durand Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2014 3:01 AM (in response to krainey5868)

    I wouldnt i think its a joke to be having to purchase such things just to update an OS you have already paid for with your macbook, i just posted about this now because i just noticed the current issue's with my browsers etc.


    How do you justify charging twice APPLE ?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Jan 7, 2014 3:51 AM (in response to krainey5868)

    If you want to carry on with a broken Mac:


    Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:


    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'



    (NB: PowerPC applications can still be run in Snow Leopard using Rosetta, but they will not work in later versions of OS X.)


    The OS 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD is available for $19.99 from the Apple Store:



    and in the UK:



    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard to bring it up to 10.6.8, or download the combo update from here:



    Check via Software Update whether any further updates are required, particularly to iTunes.

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,075 points)
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    Jan 7, 2014 8:46 PM (in response to PGCD Durand)

    What are you on about? A new OS is a new OS. Charging twice for what?



  • PGCD Durand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2014 9:33 PM (in response to gail from maine)

    Well if you own an iMac assumably it came like mine did with an OS, so my point was why should i have to buy a new one just to get a **** update. Basicaly the mac side is useless unless i do, and im sorry but no company is going to force me to put my hand in my pocket so that they can make money. I would rather stick with the windows 8 i bought of my own accord (NOT FORCED) too, either on bootcamp or turn my iMac into a soul windows machine.


    And in all fairness to the quality of a mac windows does IMO run better, on a mac machine (least it seems that way).

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Jan 7, 2014 10:30 PM (in response to PGCD Durand)

    Well, outside of Wun 8 being the worst OS I've ever dealt with... I'd totally agree!

  • PGCD Durand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2014 12:03 AM (in response to BDAqua)

    I actually quite like it now i have gotton used to it it took a while though, its deffinatly quicker to navigate.


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