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my friend has a macbook 3,1 that I have done a memory upgrade on. Gmail says that safari is no longer supported.
This mac is a 3,1 with 4gb ram, running OS 10.5.8. Safari 5.06 5533.22.3
it is a duo core 2 2 ghz machine. Firefox isn't supported either.
What is the best option for a browser for my friend? I have Mavericks and Snow leopard on my machine. Will snow leopard work on this one and what is the easiest upgrade? option. Thanks!
 

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Spend the $20 for Snow Leopard direct from Apple and upgrade it.
 
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the mac book 3.1 can run unsupported as well but i wouldn't recommend it snow leopard is no longer supported as well i would see about going to lion if you can if not snow leopard will work it's just that flash player would be out of date
 
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Thanks you guys. Can I just get Snow Leopard and insert the disc in the drive and it will update, or is there more to it?
or Maybe Chrome would work? or be supported for gmail? That message doesn't come up anywhere else.
Will his freshly installed office 2011 still work after an upgrade?
 
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I use Chrome on my old Macbook and love it. Supports gmail just fine.
 
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Silly me... Why would Google NOT support their own product? hehehe
 

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