Using El Captain on todays web ?

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  1. oldhifi, Jan 15, 2018
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    oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    Can you use EL Captain on todays web, such as watching you tube, Netflix, Amazon Prime? I know my iMac with Lion was very limited?
     
  2. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    yes my main home machine is a 2007 iMac running el cap as cannot natively run Sierra/ High Sierra.

    no issues at all use it every day after work and at weekends.

    mainly on youtube streaming festivals and facebook.

    also play blitz world of tanks sometimes.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Sure, why not?
    I use it and things run well enough for me.
     
  4. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

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    I use Mavericks on my iMac and mostly everything still works fine (except for anydesk for some reason), you'll be fine on El Captain!
     
  5. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    was using it for 'production' until last week in one of my machines. works well.
     
  6. Budiosx macrumors regular

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    el capitan is faster than high sierra in every thing
     
  7. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I found my 2010 MacBook faster on Sierra than El cap.
     
  8. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What year or model I should buy 2010 or 2011? I read the 2011 had Logic board troubles?
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    You would want to avoid 2011 MacBook Pro 15" and 17" models, because of "RadeonGate" ...
     
  10. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    2010 ain't good either... mine started dying after 4 years of use...
     
  11. oldhifi, Jan 22, 2018
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    I found a nice 2010 model with High Sierra, hopefully it will do want I want
     
  12. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I have a 2007 20" iMac myself

    it does all I want.
    But I am going to upgrade a few bits so it will run high Sierra.

    these old iMac I feel are quite under rated machines.
    Bought a 2008 for a friend who is in love, it's also his first ever Mac!
     
  13. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought the highest OS was El Captain?
     
  14. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    native yes but with right cpu (some are ok out box, other need upgrade) and patcher it runs fine.

    I patched a friends 2008 iMac and he loves Sierra.

    just need swap out wifi card as original not Sierra compatible.
    I have a 2.0GHz which is not compatible, I bought a 2.8GHz to upgrade it (CPU not soldered)

    I also maxed out to 6GB ram, SSD and CPU upgrade soon.
     
  15. hesatter macrumors newbie

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    Yes,

    El Captain will be fine loading today's websites you typically visit.
     
  16. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I reloaded El Captain on my MBP, it seems to work pretty good, better than High Sierra
     
  17. Anderton macrumors member

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    There are no issues as long the software (browsers etc) and are supported, which they will be for a quite long time.
     
  18. iPodClassic1 macrumors member

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    I vouch for this. I'm using El Cap on an early 2016 and works perfectly. Most Sierras seem buggy and maybe too heavy for Macbooks?
     

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