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Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?

Is 10.8 currently (as of 2014 Aug) fully supported, especially security-wise, or using it might be a security risk?
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What's the best OSX for my 2007 3.1 MacBook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Dual, 1GB RAM, currently using OS X 10.5.8?

My ol' clunker is doing very well considering its age, but I would like to upgrade its OSX to see if it runs a bit faster, and also because I can't run the latest versions of some applications on OS X ...
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Mac 10.5.8 system does not detect snow leopard cd disc to upgrade

I have a mac running on 10.5.8 and I want top upgrade it to snow leopard. When I insert the disc it does not show up. I tried booting it by pressing the option key, the C key and the command S key but ...
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standalone upgrade from older version to current version osx

I want a standalone upgrade from an older osx (10.7.4) to the current mavericks. There is the free upgrade in the app store which normally would be perfect -- but my internet connection at home is ...
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Downgrading OS X version from Mavericks to last OS upgrade?

I had an Application I used a lot with kids in my family that ran on the Power PC Mac. It was an interactive Alphabet program by the Learning Company with talking cartoon Characters. 2 through 5 year ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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How can I update my OS X 10.5.8?

This is the first time I've ever had a computer that didn't play out on me before it needed an upgrade and now I'm lost. This is also my first Mac laptop, and I am running OS X 10.5.8 (Yes, I realize ...
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Is a clean Mac upgraded to Mavericks as good as one with it pre-installed?

I've just bought a new Air, from my local Apple Store, only to find that it comes with Mountain Lion! Should I return it for pre-installed one, or just let it upgrade?
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Will upgrading to Mavericks break my Macports?

I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro 15", running 10.7.5, with a configured dev environment, containing tons of installed ports (specifically Apache/PHP5.4/MySQL/Mongo/Node etc). Apparently, the only way ...
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428 views

Install Mountain Lion now that Mavericks has been released

I foolishly installed Mavericks upon release and my Mac doesn't like it, so I used Internet recovery to downgrade to Lion. I am trying to get back to Mountain Lion but it does not seem possible ...
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Can't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need ...
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“Sharing only” account not visible in “Users & Groups” since Mavericks

Before upgrading to Mavericks, I had a "Sharing only" account called "Shared" with a password, which I used to allow other computers to connect to my Mac. However, since upgrading to Mavericks, this ...
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Facebook Video Chat plugin no longer works on Mavericks

After upgrading my Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, I've encountered a minor problem. The video chat plugin of Facebook no longer works. On the Facebook chat box, the video chat ...
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Upgraded to OS X 10.8, scheduled job stopped working

I'm using QuincyKit, a crash reporting system for OS X and iOS apps. It contains a component that runs on my development machine and symbolicates the submitted crash reports. It's supposed to run on ...
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1answer
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OSX Mavericks not downloading from Mac App Store (Lion)

I have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and am trying to download the new OSX Mavericks. There is free upgrade option in the Mac App store, which I click and it starts downloading on the launchpad. But when first ...
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1answer
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Can I upgrade from Lion to Mavericks? Or must I upgrade to Mountain Lion, first?

I never bothered to upgrade my 2012 MacBook Air to Mountain Lion. Currently I am on Lion. Can I upgrade straight to Mavericks, or do I need to first upgrade to Mountain Lion and then to Mavericks?
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How can I **EASILY** install this Mac OS X on a bunch of Macs without downloading the whole thing every time? [duplicate]

I am a Linux guy, and I have to provide support for about 15 Mac users. I need to install this OSX 10.8.x and I got the license codes all sent to me. But I can't figure out how to get whatever file on ...
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401 views

Upgrade iPad2 to previous iOS version (from 4 to 6, but not 7)

I have an iPad2 with original iOS4.3.3, no jailbreak. Now there are several apps that require iOS 5 or above and I'm ready to upgrade. But I don't want to install yet the latest iOS7 (heard about some ...
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Where can I find screencapture to replace mine that is broken?

Some days ago I've accidentally replaced my /usr/sbin/screencapture with a newer one from 10.8 with the hope of getting more options for that command. However now it doesn't work and I'd like to get ...
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Am I supposed to format when upgrading my mac?

I'm on a macbook aluminium late 2008 10.5.8. I'm planning to upgrade it a little bit since many applications doesn't support my system anymore. At the beginning I was tempted to upgrade to 10.8 but ...
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135 views

Upgrade this iMac to the latest version of Os X?

I have an iMac running 10.5.8. How well/badly do you think it would work if I upgrade to the most recent version of MacOsX (and can I leap there in one go, or do I need to first upgrade to an ...
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Mac OS X Lion to mountain lion upgrade failed “NO Recovery”

I'm trying to upgrade from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Mountain Lion. The installation failed with a message stated something about "no recovery" and a link to Apple site with Recovery update. I downloaded ...
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MacPro1,1 upgrade to 10.6

What is possible OSX upgrade for MacPro1,1 Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz? Now still using using 10.5.8 (Leopard)
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Issues with upgrading iPhone4 to iOS 6

When I last upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, I later had to install another version of iTunes on my macbook to synchronize my files between my computer and my iPhone. This new version of iTunes required ...
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1answer
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How to install iTunes 10.7 on OS X 10.5.8

I have OS X 10.5.8 on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac, and I need to install iTunes 10.7 but it won't let me. I need to connect my iPad 4 and iPod nano to iTunes but it won't allow me unless I can ...
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Are the iLife install discs still compatible with Mountain Lion?

I'm about to install Mountain Lion to my Macbook Pro. But before I go for an upgrade, I've search some information about the Mountain Lion. Some says that their iLife was removed after upgrading. I'm ...
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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1answer
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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Why are new Apps only compatible with the latest version(s) of Mac OS X & not backward comatible with earlier versions of the Operating System?

I have noticed that many Apps require at least Mac OS X 10.7.4 to be installed on an apple mac and some apps even require Mac OS X 10.8 to be installed. Cant apps be made backward compatible for those ...
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Upgrade to new MBP with OS X without reinstalling applications?

I hope someone can help with some basic advice: My wife has used a MacBook Pro since 2006, and I want to get her a new one, or at least a newer refurb. She has OS X 10.6.3 and wants to install it ...
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1answer
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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What might cause mouse and keyboard freezes after updating to OSX 10.8.2?

After the 10.8.2 update, keyboard and mouse input is hanging intermittently on my 2011 MacBook Air. It occurs in several applications (have tested with Safari and App Store). The keyboard input and ...
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How can I upgrade Mac OS X for free on a recently bought rMBP?

I've recently bought a rMBP. I've heard I could ask for an OS update for free. Im not sure what that means as I'm new to the Mac. What should I do?
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Mountain Lion on Macbook Air

Just got a MacBook Air, and it is running OSX 10.7.4. Is it possible to upgrade to 10.8 (Mountain Lion)? Are there any benefits to doing so? What is the process?
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Is it bad to stop the Mountain Lion installer halfway through an install?

I already have Mountain Lion. I started installing it again (it warns you that you already have it). I realized I don't need to install it again. The install is halfway finished. Can I just quit ...
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Can we upgrade PowerPC Macs to OS X 10.7 now that 10.8 is out?

I know that 10.8 is out now, but we have older Macs that will not work under 10.8, as they do not have Intel processors. Can we still buy and get 10.7, which I believe will support older CPUs?
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Will Mountain Lion make an older computer run faster or slower?

Performance/responsiveness is a common concern with new software, especially on older machines. In general, upgrading from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7) wasn't too bad, but now Mountain Lion ...
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How can I port apps from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to OS X 10.7 Lion?

In Mountain Lion, many of the day-to-day apps like Preview, TextEdit have been upgraded with some very useful features. (For instance, you can now insert a page into a PDF document using your scanner ...
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1answer
232 views

OS X 10.8 installed over pre-release version, still shows as needing download after the installation has completed

Several months ago I received a new Mac Mini from my employer with a pre-release version of Mountain Lion in one of the partitions. Running in the pre release, I went through the App Store and ...
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Will Mountain Lion run on an early 2008 MacBook White?

I know it isn't in Apple's list of supported Macs, but I want to know if anyone has tried it. Also, my Mac has 4GB of ram and plenty of disk space. It currently runs Lion.
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What steps should I take in preparation for upgrading to Mountain Lion?

I am considering upgrading my Mac to the new Mountain Lion operating system. What steps should I take to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible?
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771 views

What is the complete upgrade path for Mac OS X version 10.7?

I went to the Apple website, and they only talk about the upgrade to 10.7 from its previous version, 10.6.x. (and I know 10.8 is coming out soon). I am the new tech who tries to support a small ...
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Can't get OS X installed on this ancient, formatted eMac

Many years ago I was bequeathed an eMac. I believe it's a 1 GHz G4. It's been sitting around doing nothing for a long time, but now I need to install realMYST Mac edition, from 2002, and it's my best ...
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1answer
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Do I need to reinstall OS after macbook upgrade?

My MBP mid-2009 is starting to slowly fall apart, so I figured I need a new one. I got an SSD for my current macbook, which has OS and apps installed, etc. Can I just insert this system disk into a ...
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How can I boost the performance of my MacBook?

I know that upgrading my MacBook with extra RAM can help boost the general system performance. Recently, I upgraded from OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.6.8. I thought that my RAM upgrade would speed up my ...