what is the newest OS for Mac? I currently have 10.6.8 and need to update so I will continue getting Google chrome updates and security.

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    The latest OS is OS 10.11 (El Capitan). Not all Macs will run El Capitan. Depending on the model, if Mac is older than 2007-2009, El Capitan will not run. It's easy to figure out: open the App Store app on your Mac and see if El Capitan will download to your Mac. (The App Store app is automatically installed when OS 10.6 was updated to OS 10.6.8.)

    For the latest browsers:

    Google Chrome version 51 has the latest security features and will run on OS 10.9 or later. However, OS 10.9 and OS 10.10 are no longer available as any Mac that could run those operating systems can also run OS 10.11.

    Safari version 9 also supports the latest security features, but it also requires OS 10.9 or later.

    Only browser I know that supports the latest security features and still runs on OS 10.6 or later is Firefox version 46.