White Macbook - OS X upgrade?

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  1. mokmoki

    mokmoki PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Hi all,

    My mom has an old white macbook and I'm curious if it can still be updated to the latest Mac OS? If so, will it be free?

    Thanks!
     
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    depending on the model... if it has an Intel video card, it can only be upgraded to Lion 10.7 but 4GB ram is recommended. 2GB or below, stick to Snow-Leopard 10.6. if it has an Nvidia video card, it can be upgraded to the latest Mavericks 10.9 but 4GB or more ram is strongly recommended.
     
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    My mom is using a Macbook white mid-2009 and I have installed the Yosemite Public Beta 2 on it. It's working well and even faster than on Mavericks. :)

     
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    mokmoki PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I just checked and it has an nvidia 320m and 2gb ddr3.. Will the OS upgrade be free?
     
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    better upgrade your ram to 4GB or more... yes I think Mavericks is free.
     
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    I've got 4GB on a White over here, and it's good up to Yosemite.
     
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    I still have a functioning MacBook White in Yosemite used by my nephew for shu programming
     

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