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Ed Grier
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Update Safari

Post by Ed Grier » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:06 am

How does one get an update version for Safari?
What is the latest Safari version?

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Re: Update Safari

Post by Richard Serkes » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:16 am

The most current is v8.0.2 and the App Store will tell you when a new version is available.
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Re: Update Safari

Post by Stephen Hart » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:34 am

Also, Safari is usually updated along with OS X or security updates.
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Re: Update Safari

Post by Ed Grier » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:03 pm

Hi
The computer on which I wish to update the Safari program is:
MacBook Pro OSx 10.6.8
The processor is 2.16 GHZ intel Core duo.
Can it be up-dated?
Can it be up-dated sufficiently to download a moderately new version of Safari?
Thanks all you smart persons.

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Re: Update Safari

Post by Richard Serkes » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:14 pm

Ed Grier wrote:Hi
The computer on which I wish to update the Safari program is:
MacBook Pro OSx 10.6.8
The processor is 2.16 GHZ intel Core duo.
Can it be up-dated?
Can it be up-dated sufficiently to download a moderately new version of Safari?
Thanks all you smart persons.
Before we can tell you if you can upgrade the OS we need to know a lot more about your MBPro. Click on the little Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar and click About This Mac. Then send us a screen shot of what you have. This is what my MBPro looks like.
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Re: Update Safari

Post by Stephen Hart » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:19 pm

Ed sent me specs by e-mail.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Ed, your MacBook Pro can't use any OS X version later than 10.6.8 according to this web site: http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capa ... orted.html
MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.16 15"X 10.6.8
MacBook Pro "Core Duo" 2.16 17"X 10.6.8
That's a good OS X version if you need to run legacy applications that require Rosetta, but unfortunately, Apple's not supporting it with security fixes any more. Using it for web access is a bit sketchy.

If you want to upgrade on a budget, there are a couple of newer MacBook Pros for sale in the SMUG For Sale section. Also, there's a new store in Sequim that may have some refurbished models for sale.
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Re: Update Safari

Post by Bob Wiswell » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:45 am

Ed,
I am running 10.6.8 on my MBP notebook and it is not capable of upgrading beyond 10.6. I an running Safari 5.1.10 which is the last/latest version that will run on 10.6.8, I think.

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Re: Update Safari

Post by ChrisO » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:14 pm

Hi, Bob-

I'm having the same issue for some time now. I keep getting messages that my browsers (Safari 5.1.10 and Chrome 38.0.2125.122) are out-of-date and won't be updated. I have a Macbook1,1 (1.83 GHz circa 2006) and Snow Leopard (10.6.8) is as far as I can go.

However, I recently discovered that Firefox is being updated, and it looks pretty cool though I haven't given it a test drive yet. It's Version 35, if you're counting:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/desktop/

Release notes here:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3 ... easenotes/

You might want to give it a try; I'm going to :)

Chris

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Re: Update Safari

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:55 pm

I'm not sure how much of a concern running Safari in 10.6.8 is. There's a lot of discussion on Macintouch on security and 10.6.8 because there are some folks who need Rosetta, or just don't want to update.

Safari and several other OS X apps are based on WebKit, an OS-level suite that provides web connectedness. Some third-party browsers are based on WebKit. If Safari isn't getting security updates, neither is WebKit. Also, there are potential security concerns beyond browsing.

The main thing is never to download any software you're not absolutely sure about. If you have a question, ask here.
And never run any software unless you deliberately downloaded it from the vendor's web site or the Mac App Store.
A big aid in keeping you safe from this kind of malware is Gatekeeper, first introduced in Mountain Lion. That can (and should) be set to warn you whenever you attempt to start a downloaded app for the first time. Even then, it can be set to require "code signing," so you know the app in question is known to Apple.
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