can I go further and have the new browser Yosemite?

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I have an I Mac vintage 2008; with OSX 10.6.8 Gmail and Youtube are giving me a hard time and tell me time is running out with my current browser
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Welcome to Mac-Forums..

Your iMac can likely go as far as Mountain Lion or Mavericks, but not beyond that. But just that upgrade should give that machine enough get past your issues with GMail and YouTube..
 
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Alas you are running a machine coming up to seven years old, with an old, no longer supported operating system with security or software updates by Apple. And Gmail is often hacked.

How much memory and how much free space on the hard drive?
 
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Thanks to you both (also to a fellow Australian?) but I am far away in France; hang with me please I am not totally computer savvy, however I have found out this info
2.4 GHZ Intel Core Duo
Mem 1Go 800 mhz DDR2 (or Z?) SDRAM, can't sem to find available memory will ask my son!
Had a new hard drive fitted about 18 months ago,( Hitachi the boy said it was large capacity one)? as the previous one kind of gave up, otherwise the I Mac is fine, and I don't like much Firefox; maybe because I aint used to it? lol
Thanks again!
 

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You could give Chrome a go - it's a modern browser and might play nicer for you if you don't like Firefox.
 
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According to Everymac.com, the 2008 iMacs are in fact capable of running Yosemite. However, we'd need to know more about your hardware to determine if it'd be a good experience for you. I'd settle for no less than 4 GB of RAM to run anything newer than what you have now. You can install up to 6 GB of RAM in the 2008 iMacs, so if you need more RAM, you may as well max it out. I don't know which exact 2008 iMac you have, but here's the specs page for the 20" 2008 iMac:
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-Inch (Early 2008) Specs (Early 2008, MB324LL/A, iMac8,1, A1224, 2210) @ EveryMac.com
 
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Welcome to Mac-Forums..

Your iMac can likely go as far as Mountain Lion or Mavericks, but not beyond that. But just that upgrade should give that machine enough get past your issues with GMail and YouTube..

... for awhile, at least. :)
 
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I'm typing this right now on a late 2008 macbook unibody with Yosemite and all that goes with it. Installed are 8G's of ram and an OWC SSD. Its like a brand new machine that I just purchased. No wait time on anything.
 
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Thanks guys, you are a great bunch I hope I haven't burdened you all too much; my son is now going too sort it all out after all the info you have provided.
I am currently suffering from slow internet connection Youtube playback at only 140p apparently caused by by our IP SFR, I thought it was my Mac, but it turned out not be the case, so I can keep it a bit longer of course with the agreement of Mr Google? lol
 

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I here have a late 2007 iMac with C2D 2.4Ghz and Yosemite runs fine with 6GB RAM which is Max RAM for that and the 2008.
 

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