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wolfpackfan

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Jun 10, 2007
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Okay, my daughter has an old (obviously) white plastic MacBook, that she long abandoned. It is currently running Snow Leopard. I have a job I need to use this laptop for (very short term project). What I need is not very intensive and really all I need is a web browser. I plan on reinstalling the OS before using it. Is there any hope I can upgrade to a newer version of OS X or am I just stuck with Snow Leopard?
 

DavidLynch

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Apr 9, 2015
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What's the model number? Some of these could update up to Lion and some can run El Capitan. If it's 2009 you can probably run the latest OS.
 
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wolfpackfan

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Jun 10, 2007
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Cary, NC
What's the model number? Some of these could update up to Lion and some can run El Capitan. If it's 2009 you can probably run the latest OS.

Thanks. I don't have my hands on it yet, it's over at my daughter's house somewhere. But will check when I get it.
 
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Easttime

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Jun 17, 2015
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Okay, my daughter has an old (obviously) white plastic MacBook, that she long abandoned. It is currently running Snow Leopard. I have a job I need to use this laptop for (very short term project). What I need is not very intensive and really all I need is a web browser. I plan on reinstalling the OS before using it. Is there any hope I can upgrade to a newer version of OS X or am I just stuck with Snow Leopard?
That's exactly how I got my mid 2010 white MacBook. I had to get Genius Bar help to upgrade the OS a few years ago but since then it has gone through two OSX upgrades easily. I just installed an SSD and 16 GB RAM and the thing is now my main machine until the new iMacs come out.
 
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makinao

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I passed down a mid-2009 whitebook (2.13 GHz core2duo, 4gb ram, 500gb hd) to my wife, and it had El Capitan. She didn't have any complaints, so I guess it was OK. I was getting ready to put in a 128gb SSD since she isn't a data hoarder, but it went up in flames when our office burned down :-(
 
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