mid 2009 macbook pro 13'': Mavericks or El Capitan?

Ravich

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Oct 20, 2009
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Portland, OR
I am upgrading from my early 2008 macbook pro to my mom's old laptop (mid 2009) and I'm trying to transfer stuff and set up.

Apple, of course, makes it difficult to stick with an old operating system, but there are ways around that, so I thought I'd ask whether it's worth sticking with mavericks, or whether El Capitan would be fine. Not interesting in trading the limited speed I have for flashy tricks.
 

brdeveloper

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Apr 21, 2010
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Brasil
I have a late-2009 Macbook with 8GB RAM and SSD. Mavericks ran fine, Yosemite not so fine and El Capitan seems to be a improvement over Yosemite. In short: El Capitan
 

BarcelonaPaul

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Jul 1, 2015
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Ei Capitan definitely. I have a late 2009 MacBook. Mavericks absolutely ruined it, yet Yosemite brought it back to life. El Capitan not so good as I get the beach ball appearing every day on things. Much better than Mavericks though!
 
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