OS upgrade - been out of it for a while

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jrko, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. jrko macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac 27 inch 2.8ghz i7 with 8gb 1067mhz ddr3 ram, running 10.6.8

    I want to update some of my software and really should update the OS

    I'm going to up the ram to 16gb while I'm at it.

    Are there any problems specific to the older iMacs with Yosemite?
     
  2. iubhounds macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac built July 2010. I've been running the Yosemite Beta with no issues.
     
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    10.6.8 has a "Rosetta" powerpc interpreter to allow running some older powerpc Mac software. That software will not run on Yosemite. Microsoft Office 2004 and older for example.

    "Roaring Apps" compatibility table is helpful:
    http://roaringapps.com/apps?index=a
     
  4. josefklus macrumors newbie

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    gsahli

    Are you saying MS Office 2004 will or will NOT work with Yosemite...?
    Thanks.
     
  5. FNH15 macrumors regular

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    Office 2004 is a PowerPC based suite. The earliest version of Office that runs on modern OS X releases is Office 2008. It's worth noting that iWork '08 and '09 run on Yosemite.
     
  6. josefklus macrumors newbie

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    FNH15

    Uhm, that's a "no"?

    I've been operating MS 2004 on OS X 10.6.8--is this OS NOT modern....?

    Thanks,
     
  7. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    10.6.8 is the last version of 10.6 aka Snow Leopard, which was originally released in 2009. It's a 6 year old OS, with no more updates.
     

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