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    Firefox on a five year old mac
    We got our mac in the fall of 2007 and have not updated to any of the new operating systems. Firefox stopped working and I have been able to download a new copy, but it stops working after a day or less. Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    We got our mac in the fall of 2007 and have not updated to any of the new operating systems. Firefox stopped working and I have been able to download a new copy, but it stops working after a day or less. Any help?
    What OS version are you currently running?

    More than likely...if the OS is updated...you will be able to download & run a newer version of Firefox.

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    What version of OS X are you using and do you own a PowerPC or Intel Mac? I ask because Mozilla has changed Firefox's system requirements quite a bit over the last few releases (starting with v.4).
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    What kind of mac>
    It's an iMac 7.1 with an Intel Core 2 Duo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    It's an iMac 7.1 with an Intel Core 2 Duo.
    At this point it's MUCH more important to know what OS version you're running (this question has been asked 2x).

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    He's probably on Tiger...

    Support was dropped for it a bit ago..

    OP, it's time for Snow Leopard
    Mac Pro 4,1 (Flashed to 5,1) W3570 3.2 Quad..48GB RAM..Gainward GTX 570 "Phantom."
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    I tried calling Apple about whether I should order snow leopard, and I am balking at the idea that I need to spend $50 to get a question answered. I just want to be reassured that ordering snow leopard is what I need to do.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    I tried calling Apple about whether I should order snow leopard, and I am balking at the idea that I need to spend $50 to get a question answered. I just want to be reassured that ordering snow leopard is what I need to do.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Why do you keep refusing to provide up with the information that we asked for...which was...what OS version is your iMac currently running. You've been asked at least twice!

    We're trying to help you...and this info is important to know, so we know what you're dealing with on your end. Then we can help you further.

    We can tell you if Snow Leopard is what you need...if you first tell us what OS this iMac is currently running.

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Sorry I am not refusing to say what o s I'm using, I just don't know how to tell what it is.
    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    Sorry I am not refusing to say what o s I'm using, I just don't know how to tell what it is.
    Mary
    Well...why don't you ask??

    - Go to the Apple drop down menu
    - select "About This Mac"
    - This window that opens will show the OS version

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Operating systems
    Here is what the drop down menu says:

    Mac OS X
    Version 10.4.11

    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Memory 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Startup Disk Macintosh HD

    I think we got it just before they started naming the operating systems after cats.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    Here is what the drop down menu says:

    Mac OS X
    Version 10.4.11
    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Good deal...that's the info we needed.

    Yes...your computer can run Snow Leopard (OS 10.6). Here's where to buy it:

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)

    BEFORE you upgrade...make sure all you apps. te compatible with OS 10.6 (if this is important to you). It's always a good idea to do a backup as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by cars1010 View Post
    I think we got it just before they started naming the operating systems after cats.
    Nope...not correct. Versions of OS X have always been named after cats:

    - 10.0 = Cheetah
    - 10.1 = Puma
    - 10.2 = Jaguar
    - 10.3 = Panther
    - 10.4 = Tiger
    - 10.5 = Leopard
    - 10.6 = Snow Leopard
    - 10.7 = Lion
    - 10.8 = Mountain Lion

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. By the way...your iMac could run OS 10.7 as well. But you would need a ram upgrade to at least 2 gig.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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