I've never intentionally upgraded by MBP 2010 13" out of fear that it would slow down/melt/explode with fancy new software on old hardware. It has been running amazingly well for 6 years now, but I'm now running into the problem that some programs (Spotify, Adobe Illustrator) won't work because my software is no longer supported. I'm wondering if I can upgrade to a newer OS without ruining the good machine I have. If it hasn't been made obvious yet, I know very little about the actual functioning of computers, but I will try to include information that I would guess to be relevant to this problem. Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 (10K549) Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Number Of Processors:1 Total Number Of Cores:2 L2 Cache:3 MB Bus Speed:1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version:MBP71.0039.B0B SMC Version (system):1.62f7 Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you!