2008 Mac Pro and 2009 iMac compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud?

sparkie7

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Just checking if my old Macs:

2008 Mac Pro 3,1
2009 27" iMac
2008 MacBookPro 17"

...will work with Adobe Creative Cloud? and what is the lastest version OSX these will run? whilst still being compatible with ACC?
 

keysofanxiety

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Adobe Creative Cloud requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher.

2008 Mac Pro 3,1 goes up to 10.11.
2009 27" iMac supports 10.12.
2008 MacBook Pro supports up to 10.11.
 

sparkie7

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Ok thanks. Looks like I'll need to patch my 2008 machines?
 

joshjohnson

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Ok thanks. Looks like I'll need to patch my 2008 machines?
yes, you will need to set up a Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan install to use Adobe Creative Cloud, or migrate to Windows 10 which is supported very nicely on your mac (just use the windows 7 drivers). You can find guides to create partitions online. I wouldn't totally dump 10.6 as it's useful for many older programs you may still use.

An installation of Parallels or VMware Workstation can help you but you may need to look online on how to get 10.6 installed as it's not an easy process since only Server 10.6 is supported, and finding OS X Snow Leopard Server is difficult and expensive.
I hope this helps you out. You will need to call apple sales to get a 10.11 download key if you haven't purchased it when it was released.
 

sparkie7

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yes, you will need to set up a Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan install to use Adobe Creative Cloud,

Thanks. I'm currently on 10.6.8.

I think I will leave this start up drive alone. And set up a new partition and install Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan -- is this free?

or should I just download Mac OS Sierra? which I believe is free?

Also I found this to patch my Mac Pro 3,1..

http://dosdude1.com/sierrapatch.html
 

joshjohnson

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Thanks. I'm currently on 10.6.8.

I think I will leave this start up drive alone. And set up a new partition and install Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan -- is this free?

or should I just download Mac OS Sierra? which I believe is free?

Also I found this to patch my Mac Pro 3,1..

http://dosdude1.com/sierrapatch.html
10.11 is free but I am not sure how to get it since Apple doesn't offer it on the Mac App Store for download anymore unless you got it when it was the current version of Mac OS. I would not use sierra if you can help it becuase it's not fully supported on your macintosh.

This is your work Mac. Don't use hacks and bypasses to get an OS that is too new to work on a Mac that is too old. You will have issues crashes and unanticipated difficulties.

Here is where you can download Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886
 
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sparkie7

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I would not use sierra if you can help it becuase it's not fully supported on your macintosh.

This is your work Mac. Don't use hacks and bypasses to get an OS that is too new to work on a Mac that is too old. You will have issues crashes and unanticipated difficulties.
Ok that's good advice

Here is where you can download Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886
Thank you! :D I'm downloading it now. Going to take over an hour. I will then try to install onto a new partition. Hopefully this will work. ie. I won't be upgrading my OSX 10.6.8, but a clean install..
 

sparkie7

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Ok I have installed a clean copy onto one of my partitions.

But I'm missing all my applications and utilities like Little Snitch, Suitcase Fusion etc.. Should I try make another partition and copy my current 10.6.8 system + apps/utilities and install El Capitan on top? Thinking that some of the older applications will not work on El Capitan?
 
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