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  1. #1
    Best OS for Mac mini late 2009
    Tempted to go back to Leopard as it's the OS my Desktop came with.
    However I'm being suggested to get Maverick.

    What do you all suggest?

  2. #2
    Best OS for Mac mini late 2009
    nickyr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    Swansea - South Wales
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 iMac 27" (10.14.4), 2015 MBPr, (10.14.4), iPhone 6 (12.2).
    Well going back to Leopard would see you using a no longer supported OS - so no security updates which could leave you vulnerable. And your system would be woefully out of date now.

    I think the most up to date OS you can run on your Mac mini is El Capitan. This is only one generation old so you'd hope would remain supported by Apple for some time.

    How much RAM does your Mac mini have? Apple state that El Capitan will run with only 2GB of RAM but I'm not so sure it would perform at its best with less than 4GB installed.
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

  3. #3
    Best OS for Mac mini late 2009

    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
    Your Mini can run up to 8GB of memory, not the original 4GB as suggested by Apple at the time of release. I would second Nickyr's suggestion of El Capitan OS X.11.6.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  4. #4
    How much should it be to have the current 2GB+2GB replaced by 4GB+4GB?

  5. #5
    Best OS for Mac mini late 2009
    RadDave's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2012
    North Carolina
    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 13" (2013); 8 GB RAM; SSD 256 GB; OS 10.14.2
    Quote Originally Posted by renzopanta View Post
    How much should it be to have the current 2GB+2GB replaced by 4GB+4GB?
    Depending on your location, Crucial and Other World Computing are often recommended as websites to purchase replacement RAM - check the links for what is specifically needed and the pricing. Dave
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