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Discontinued Security Updates for Snow Leopard
Apple has discontinued issuing security updates for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Anyone still using Snow Leopard should consider updating your operating system. OS X 10.10 Yosemite is free from the Macintosh App Store
, but requires a Mac with 2GB RAM (4GB RAM or more is better), a 64-bit Intel CPU, and a 64-bit EFI. To check if your EFI is "EFI32" or "EFI64", run this command in the terminal:
ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi
Should you have an older Macintosh that reports
, the latest operating system you can run is OS X 10.7 Lion. Mountain Lion, Yosemite must have a 64-bit EFI. If you absolutely need to get OS X 10.7 Lion, it is available through the Apple Store
X11 / Matlab by Remote
If you want to use remote applications with X forwarding (e.g.
ssh -Y user@server
), such as Matlab, you need X11 software installed.
See below for link.
*Xcode is available from the Macintosh app store
- 28 Apr 2009
- 29 Oct 2014