Google chrome on 2008 Air

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  1. dependencies, Mar 11, 2017
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    dependencies macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to install this browser on a 10.6 machine, I can use safari but I prefer Chrome

    thank you
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    The latest version of chrome that'll run on snow leopard is very outdated. In fact, most browsers (including safari) won't run very well on snow leopard.

    Can you update your air to something higher than 10.6?
     
  3. dependencies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't have machine here but its a 2008 I was hoping for some guidance here actually on how best to choose an update

    all suggestions welcome
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    If your Mac is stuck on snow leopard, none of the big three browsers will update to the latest version. If you want chrome, I think version 33 is the latest one that works. However, it's lacking the latest security patches.

    I would suggest updating os x to the latest version you can run so that you can use a fully patched version of chrome. Provided you are running key applications that are dependent on snow leopard. At which point you have a dilemma.
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Which 2008 MBA 1,1 or 2,1?
     
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  7. CoastalOR, Mar 12, 2017
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    CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    The Maximum OS is OS X 10.11.6 for your MBA, so Yosemite 10.10.5 should work.
    El Capitan is also available from Apple as a free download since you are upgrading from Snow Leopard and can not install Sierra:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886
    It may operate a little slower than you like. If that doesn't suit you then you could try Mountain Lion (10.8.5).

    Make sure you have a good backup before installing in case it doesn't go well or you don't like it and you want to revert. I would recommend making a clone backup. This is important!
     
  8. dependencies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you thats useful to me, I've only once upgraded (the macbook Pro) I'm using here its also a 2008 and runs Capitan and works just great
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    but this air is something new to take for work
     

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