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This weekend my mother in law asked me why suddenly YouTube stopped showing videos at full screen in her MAC.
I've never used one so I told her that the best we could do was going in front of it and trying to see what was happening.
At the end, she has Mac OS X 10.5.8 and it looks like it is so old that all the external services start malfunctioning with it's safari version.
I tried to install chrome, Firefox, opera, tor, Maxthon, and I don't remember if I tried with others, but all of them refused to install in that old OS version.
Given this is an old computer 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GB DDR3 RAM memory, I don't know if she should buy the update DVD or not. In the Internet I've read contradictory information about that: some say that it won't work with that computer and some say it will.
What do you recommend? should she buy the DVD? and in case that DVD should be bought... which one? I've seen a lot of them in the Apple store.
PS: she is only using that computer to navigate the internet, seeing painting YouTube videos... so it has not much sense changing the computer.
Most likely the processor will not be supported, but best contact a support rep from apple.
If the machine is for net only, perhaps save the time (and money) and put some user-friendly linux on it, it should work.
I was under the impression that they gave updates free (no need to buy DVDs).
Maybe the hardware is too old to support anything newer? Can you get her to open the App Store and see whether anything newer is offered for update?
My sincere congratulations to everyone on the list ... but myself !
The new right-eye upgrade tomorrow should mean I'll be pulling my puny oar on the good ship CP (hopefully) soon.
You are an inspiration that I will hold onto until I pass out
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
I previously mentioned (here : The Lounge[^] ) that my wife's laptop stopped working and it seemed as if it was because Win10 hadn't been activated on it. Like MS was trying to get our attention.
Ubuntu To the Rescue
She needed Internet access to do some work. I had previously downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 and created a bootable USB. I was able to boot off that USB key and install it to a old laptop drive that I put into her laptop.
She was back up and running in about 30 minutes. not bad.
Also, while she was running on that machine I had her SSD (with win10) loaded into another cheapo laptop and it booted up. I flipped the old laptop over and found the Win 7 product key and was able to register / activate Win10. I couldn't believe it worked.
After that i put the SSD back in her laptop and now she's running fine. Can't beleive it all worked out.
I mean, I'm talking about Win10 getting something right ---
Of course why it stopped working in the first place still seems a bit of a mystery.
If Running Win10, Keep An Ubuntu USB Distro Available
My suggestion is to build an Ubuntu USB bootable distro available if you're running Win10. That's the shortest path to get working again.
That'll probably be Microsoft's stance soon too.