What software upgrades are available for a MacBookPro5,3 with OSX10.6.8

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    MacBookPro5,3 was released in mid-2009 (June 8, 2009) and came with at least 2GB of memory.

    I think it can be upgraded all the way to the latest OS (Yosemite -- OS10.10).

    Go to App Store (an application that comes with OS 10.6.8) and see if it will allow you to download/install Yosemite.

    TIP: if you wish to keep your current OS 10.6.8 system along with all the programs that work with it, simply create a new partition or use a partition on an external disk, and then try to download/install Yosemite to that partition. You will then have a Mac that can start up with either OS (to choose which OS, set StartUp disk in System Preferences, or press Option Key when starting the Mac.)