macbook core 2 duo 2.4 13"

What is the maximum recommended OS for this model? Goal is to run Microsoft Office for Mac 2008

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • I am guessing you have an early 2008 MacBook. If so, the maximum operating system that can run on it is Lion OS 10.7.

    To be certain, go to About This Mac, More info/System Report and look for the Model Identifier.
    The maximum OS for various Identifiers is as follows:
    MacBook1,1 = OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    MacBook2,1 through MacBook4,2 = OS 10.7 (Lion)
    MacBook5,2 = OS 10.9 (Mavericks)

    MS Office 2008 for Mac requires OS 10.4.9 (Tiger) or higher. Your MacBook most likely is already running OS 10.4.9 or later and therefore can run Office 2008 without upgrading the OS.