The phone doesn’t work with SL iTunes anyway. That’s the whole point. And why I want a newer version on partition. It would only be used with the newer one. That’s why I needed it. With regards to newer OS, none of them are as easy to use as SL. I use pinch and zoom in just about every programme and it’s not there anymore. Not just for browsers. I listed several things on here that didn’t sit well with me but didn’t receive any alternatives from anyone so assume they’ve done away with all of the things I use regularly.I see.
No, once you update iTunes, it won't work with an older version. No going back (easily).
Once your phone is updated, it may not play nice with the old version of iTunes...but I don't know that for sure.
Silly question: Why not just update your OS, and be done with it? If you have not run into other software issues, like out dated browsers, plug ins, etc., plus security risks, you will soon.
The clock is ticking, and anything older than about 10.10 will get hard use. 10.14 likely just around the corner!
I genuinely thought having a different OS on the partition meant it would be two separate iTunes..... The 11.4 I use now, and the new up to date one on the partition. I really don't understand that, but thanks. What else do the separate OS share if you have two OS running?usually when you move to a new version of iTunes - the library / data base gets updated and may not be compatible with the prior version of iTunes.
If you are using the same library for several drives and machines, Mac, MBP, etc you need to make sure that the iTunes version is the same on each installation, drive, mac
you certainly don't have to have a shared library - sorry - I thought that was what you wanted. If you keep 2 versions of itunes on separate OS partitions and libraries then there is no issue - just different libraries / different itunes versions and separate music etc.I genuinely thought having a different OS on the partition meant it would be two separate iTunes..... The 11.4 I use now, and the new up to date one on the partition. I really don't understand that, but thanks. What else do the separate OS share if you have two OS running?
Not sure what you mean. Pinch and zoom are still there...although there have been some software conflicts or issues. Did not go away.I use pinch and zoom in just about every programme and it’s not there anymore. Not just for browsers.
Thank you! yes you are 100%, that is exactly what I meant, I'm not sure what was causing the thread to go the way of they will both use same iTunes Library...Peter, I think theres quite a bit of confusion in this thread. From what I can make of it, your idea to install El Cap on a new partition will NOT affect anything - including iTunes - on your SL partition. And it will do away with the bus overload when you plug your phone in. Sounds like thats the way forward mate, just go internal instead of external and praise the eternal LOL.
Thanks, it would be a great idea to have that set up with the matching iTunes so I don't have to copy all again on new one, as it looks like the more up to date iTunes is a better option, but it wasn't the main priority. I figure I can copy the old iTunes library and dump in new one at a later date if I stick with newer OS, but more worried about the phone back ups being there which I've not been able to do since they locked the phone out of the last iTunes update for SL.you certainly don't have to have a shared library - sorry - I thought that was what you wanted. If you keep 2 versions of itunes on separate OS partitions and libraries then there is no issue - just different libraries / different itunes versions and separate music etc.
I have a single shared library for iTunes 188.8.131.52 and a folder with the music files for all my MBP's and a few drives like a High Sierra ( separate boot test drive). this keeps the music all the same (sourced on one drive) and also the sync of 2 x iPhones and 2 x iPads in my case.
FYI - Photos (2 and 3) and iPhoto can be much the same issue since they use a similar library structure as iTunes, I have a lot of photos in different versions of Photos and iPhoto and have the libraries on a stand alone drive and can access from different macbooks. Strangely iPhoto still works on High Sierra so I did not upgrade the library data base and just installed iPhoto on high Sierra and kept the same library to work from both Sierra and High Sierra.
Some good reasons to stay on SL would be if still using a HDD drive? if you have not upgraded to SSD drive? and also any apps that may need to be upgrading several version of OSX - that said Sierra is my favorite after snow leopard. Better for iCloud drive and syncing to iPhone and iPad
If you don't have an SSD it might be worth checking out - more than 10 times faster and you can upgrade to Sierra
Hey, yes I have done the rounds at Apple stores and pinch and zoom definitely gone, except for in Safari, and I think Maps. I used it in folders and just about everywhere, Photoshop etc. And it's not there now. I've really researched that so if you are telling me otherwise, I'm all ears. But they are adamant, I even rang Apple, after a few guys in separate Apple stores told me to do so, and they've confirmed they've done away with it. People complained apparently that they were using it accidentally, which is rubbish because they could just turn it off.Not sure what you mean. Pinch and zoom are still there...although there have been some software conflicts or issues. Did not go away.
I certainly understand that each OS introduces change. But it comes, and we have to adjust. You have had a good ride with 10.6, but it will shortly be a real problem regarding all sorts of software and web shortcomings or incompatibles, not to mention security holes.
No matter what you (actually the OS, not you) are on borrowed time. Need to get to at least 10.11 to have some breathing room. The more you defer, the farther behind you are...the larger the gap gets.
Imagine your machine died tomorrow, and you bought a new one. 10.13 on day one. And in a few months...it will be 10.14.
Stuff to think about.
Having said all that....yes, you can have two separate OSes...as long as you have the necessary space. By default, they will share nothing (outside of hardware and related things, MAC address, ike IP address, etc). Like two different physical machines.
I have a similar set up - but with Sierra on my MBP and an external SSD with High Sierra on 200 g partition (evo 850 500g) so the 180 you have should work fine for space on the external? for el cap? Don't know why you don't go a few steps further to Sierra - not much difference performance wise and the iCloud and sync features for contacts, messages etc. is much better.As a side to this, how much Partition do I need for the EC would you suggest, I have about 180GB free space on 500GB SSD at the moment. Plus I never set anything up to 'TRIM', and wonder how that would work if it's partitioned with two OS, if it's only one drive. I read there is a terminal command to set TRIM on EC, but not SL. Is it essential or do I not bother with it, and just hope for the best and assume the SAMSUNG SSD is doing it's thing behind the scenes. Naive?
Not really much difference as far as I can tell ( Sierra vs High Sierra) - I just have a few programs that don't work on High Sierra and will have to pay for the upgraded versions so am on Sierra for my daily OS - Photos 3 is a significant change if you have a lot of Photos - but iPhoto and Photos 2 both work on High Sierra if you don't want to upgrade the libraries.Are you saying High Sierra not to your preference as Sierra? I hear that a lot.