Can't Update Safari With OS X Version 10.6.8

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I have an IMAC that I purchased new on April 28th 2008

Present OS
Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.29f1
Serial Number (system): QP81800QZE5
Hardware UUID: 115F86BC-D956-50BC-B0E7-8824DF52FF14

Lately, more & more sites have been informing me of this:
"We noticed that you recently accessed Fidelity.com using Safari 5, which will not work with our new Accounts & Trade experience.
For the best and most secure experience on our website, please upgrade your browser to the latest version"

I have checked & no 'new' Safari updates are available.

If I upgrade to OS X Yosemite, will this upgrade Safari as well ?

If the answer is yes, I would also appreciate any/all tips for the upgrade.

Thanks
 

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If I upgrade to OS X Yosemite, will this upgrade Safari as well ?

Most definitely.

If the answer is yes, I would also appreciate any/all tips for the upgrade.

The first thing that should be mentioned is…upgrading a computer 4 OS versions newer (10.6 to 10.10) is a BIG jump!

Firstly…if you have important installed apps…you can be assured that probably all of them will need to upgraded. Which means spending $$$.

Second…you probably should upgrade your iMac's ram to at least 4gig.

Third…you don't have to upgrade all the way to Yosemite. You could upgrade to Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8). Can't upgrade to Mavericks (10.9) since it is not currently available. Don't be a cheap skate!;) Lion or Mountain Lion only costs $19.99.:)

- Nick
 
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I'd agree with Nick and maybe just go with Mountain Lion 10.8.x, as you obviously don't need the latest and greatest.

And from some various Mavericks 10.9.5 quirks I've been encountering lately, I'd say that Mountain Lion is the more complete and more bug free and still has many of the latest OS "features" that actually work properly. ;)
 
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Thanks for the quick reply Nick :)

I have no problem spending the $19.99 to upgrade.
My main concern right now is getting started on my taxes, which are somewhat complicated.
MLP's, covered call options, etc. I've used Turbo Tax since 1999.

According to Intuit, I need OS 10.7.5 or later.

So either Lion or Mountain Lion would work.

If I don't upgrade my ram before upgrading the OS, would you favor one over the other ?

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Suggest you upgrade the memory. Your iMac will take up to 6GB, 1 x 4GB and 1 x 2GB regardless what operating system you go to. As Nick said you can upgrade to Yosemite OS X.10 if you wish, and Mavericks OS X.9 is no longer available. Personally think Mountain Lion OS X.8 would be better than Lion. It is available for the same $19.99 as Lion, and there is no need to go to Lion, directly to Mountain Lion, or indeed Yosemite if you wished.


http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377/os-x-mountain-lion
 

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According to Intuit, I need OS 10.7.5 or later.

If I don't upgrade my ram before upgrading the OS, would you favor one over the other ?

If you need to do your taxes...and you need 10.7.5 or later. Then upgrading the OS would seem to be the greater priority of the two.:)

- Nick
 
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If you need to do your taxes...and you need 10.7.5 or later. Then upgrading the OS would seem to be the greater priority of the two.:)

- Nick

I screwed up the question Nick :(
What I meant to ask was this.

Without a memory upgrade, would you prefer Lion or Mountain Lion ?

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I have that basic machine. Mountain Lion was a better OS than Lion was for me anyway. I would still upgrade to at 4GB RAM for Mountain Lion.

It really depends on what you do, but with 2GB I remember using all the RAM a few times.
 
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I've decided to go with Mountain Lion. I will also upgrade my memory.

Thanks for all the help guys!

This is a great forum
 

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Sorry…I'm a little late replying. I would have went with Mountain Lion as well.:)

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Update: I'm now upgraded to Mountain Lion.
Running very smooth!

Thanks to all who offered help :)

Just one little quirk & a question about upgrading the RAM.

The quirk is viewing pictures with preview.

It opens them up at a reduced size ?
It wasn't this way previously. If I click view on the toolbar, then 'actual size' it shows the proper resolution, but reverts back to 'zoom to fit' after that.

I've went through preview 'preverences' with no luck.



Concerning upgrading the RAM.
Is it best to purchase directly from Apple ?

As far as installation, lets just say the last time I did it (with lots of help) was in 1999.
I upgraded my Gateway 2000 p-133 from 16 to 64 mb !!

Appreciate any/all suggestions.

Steve
 
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Everyone has there own preferences over memory suppliers, but I've always had an excellent service from Crucial, good prices, compatibly and a life time warranty.
 
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Update: I'm now upgraded to Mountain Lion.
Running very smooth!

Thanks to all who offered help :)

Just one little quirk & a question about upgrading the RAM.
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Concerning upgrading the RAM.
Is it best to purchase directly from Apple ?
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Congrats on the upgrade, and forget Apple for RAM and I'd doubt that they even sell any for your iMac, and besides their memory prices are usually excessive.

Best to check the various reputable Mac memory places reasonably close to where ever you live, or reasonable shipping distance/costs.
 

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