Macbook... What?

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  1. lmstickman macrumors newbie

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    I just recently bought a new Macbook off of Craigslist in excellent condition with Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I am now trying to download Garage Band off of the App Store, but it says that I must have 10.9 or later. So to get 10.9, I assume that I would go and get Mavericks OS X, correct? Problem is that I don't know what type of Macbook I have, so therefore, I don't know how to make sure Mavericks will run. Any suggestions. All i want is Garage Band!! :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Enter your MacBook serial number here to find the exact model you have.

    According to Apple's site: Mavericks will run on MacBooks (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
     
  3. lmstickman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here's the screenshot I took. Not sure what this qualifies under though.
     

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yours is an Early 2008 black MacBook. It's not the Late 2008 Aluminum model. Yours doesn't support Mavericks, according to Apple. You can also find complete specs on your model by entering your serial number here.
     
  5. lmstickman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thank you for your help. Do you know if there is a way that I can get Garageband then if I don't have Mavericks? Like if there is a way to download older versions perhaps?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I believe there are sites where you can download older versions. Just Google "download old version Garageband".
     
  7. huck500 macrumors 6502

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    You can also buy the old ilife disk on amazon and probably other places.
     

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