Safe to Still Run 10.6.8

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EddieSTEPHENSON, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. EddieSTEPHENSON macrumors newbie

    EddieSTEPHENSON

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    #1
    hi - not sure if this is the right place for my question :rolleyes:
    but i have a 10 year old mac book pro still running fine.
    I have OS x Version 10.6.8. - should i update it due to security reasons?
    And will my system maybe will have problem if i will update?
    Or would you just keep it as it is right now?

    thanks,
    Eddie:apple:
     
  2. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

    Glockworkorange

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    I think you'd want to start a new thread---this is a thread about anti-virus. But to answer your question....

    Is that a 2008 MBP? If so, you can only go to Mountain Lion.

    2009 can go to El Capitan.

    If it were me, I would update it as far as you can take it.

    Performance might be affected by hardware---not sure of you RAM and hard disk.

    If feasible, I would look for a newer machine; however. Ten years is ancient.
     
  3. EddieSTEPHENSON thread starter macrumors newbie

    EddieSTEPHENSON

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    #3
    i have found this site

    looks like i could also try Mavericks?
    i hope i can keep my oldtimer:apple: as long as possible
     
  4. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

    Glockworkorange

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    Fishrrman responded to you with a really good post that is certain to get moved here. I would follow his advice---he knows what he is talking about.
     
  5. eric89074 macrumors regular

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    Buy an ssd for it and 8GB of memory. Install Sierra or high Sierra using dosdude’s tool and you’ll be good a long time
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Either upgrade to El Capitan or install it on a second partition and use this as your main system, while keeping Snow Leopard for the software you still need. I still have Snow Leopard on a spare external drive for some old games, but that is really the only thing I use it for, with no other data on that drive and no connection to the Internet.

    Before Fishrrman chimes in: Snow Leopard is far too old at this point and has numerous vulnerabilities. If you care at all about your personal data or online accounts, you do not want to be using it anymore.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    #7
    I will "chime in".
    I use whatever OS version I wish.
    I don't worry about the "security issues".
    Have NEVER had a problem in 31 years with the Mac.

    I -will- give the disclaimer that on my older systems, there's nothing really important or confidential on those units.

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! ;)
     

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