8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2013 8:57 AM by dickguertin
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I stopped being able to update Firefox probably around 2 years ago on my computer, and can't download Google Chrome, all because I am running 10.4.11. I don't need to do so much on my computer...I browse the web, talk to people on skype, listen to music, watch movies, and type things up. So, my computer still is able to do everything I want it to with a good amount of speed, and only has a few periodic "old computer" symptoms. However, the inability to upgrade my browser is becoming a big problem. Gmail and facebook both inform me every time I log in that my browser is old and soon won't be supported anymore. Everything was working okay, but the last two emails I've tried to send out of firefox have not sent. I was able to send them by switching to Safari...but as the same message comes up there, I think it may be a temporary solution. Has anyone else dealt with this problem and found a working browser?

 

If I really can't get an updated version of any web browser, does anyone know how high I can upgrade my computer's os? I have a macbook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I know I might just have to bite the bullet and get a new computer...but I'm curious to know if I could stretch a little more life out of this one since it is otherwise running pretty well, and I don't need the newest, shiniest stuff.


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Solved by Michael Wasley on Dec 3, 2012 5:35 AM Solved

Omniweb needs 10.4.8.

 

Camino needs 10.4.

Reply by Klaus1 on Dec 3, 2012 8:06 AM Helpful

You need some more RAM, but:

 

Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:

 

Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575

 

OS 10.6 Snow Leopard is once again available from the Apple Store:

 

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

 

and in the UK:

 

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

 

but no knows for how long it will be available.

 

To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759

 

You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:

 

http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

 

When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.

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