Post #1 and this one interested me.
As a Mac collector (vintage & contemporary up to 2012), the 2010 white 2.4GHz unibody MacBook7,1 is one of my top favorites. Not without faults I hesitate to add, but if one can be found which has seen little use, devoid of cracks around the top cover rear hinges, if the price is right these are great machines. In fact for general use I use mine far more frequently than a quad-core i7 MacBookProRetina - that's how pleasing these earlier MacBoks can be to use!
Now to let you into a few secrets. I have 2 of these 2.4GHz unibody MacBook7,1. I've installed a 250Gb Samsung 850EVO SSD into both.
When I bought it, one was running OS High Sierra with 8Gb RAM - and it needed that! High Sierra gave me nothing I really needed, so did a clean install of Sierra. And with the 8Gb RAM it flies!
The other I have kept installed with 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, one of the all-time geat operating systems, if not the best ever!
Of course Apple dropped support for 10.8.5 and should be ashamed. They created an absolute winner and imho followed it up with subsequent loosers. Some readers may disagree - and that's ok.
Unfortunately web browsers fuelled by a desire to keep up with Apple's newer (totally UNupgradable) machines with later operating systems, have dropped support for 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. But don't let that stop you from using that OS. I never
use Safari, much preferring Firefox, and am perfectly happy running FF 48.02 which I have highly tweaked
for additional security & privacy. Am currently typing this using the same MacBook, and with just 4Gb RAM it's a wonderful machine.
Within a week or two I will be doing a full summary of the MacBook7,1 over on the **PPC** forum, and will be incuding details of tear-down, upgrading and rebuild. Unlike the pre-unibody white Macbooks, these 2.4GHz unibody's are a dream to work on.
**PPC** Although these MacBooks are Intel Core 2 Duo and of course not
PPC, across on that sister forum, there are so many knowledgeable folks there who take a great interest in early Intel Macbooks, and MacBook Pros. I post there frequently, so for any PPC or early Intel queries
, the chances are you'll find your answer across there.