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Leonard Frankford
Upgrading to El Capitan and Sierra with an early 2009 Mac Pro
on Dec 21, 2016 at 2:44:47 pm

I have an early 2009 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. I use it mostly for Premiere and After Effects CC 2017. I was using FxFactory's free transitions for Premiere (especially Andy's swish pan and dissolve) but now they don't work with CC 2017. There is an upgrade for FxFactory but they won't work with Yosemite. I need to upgrade to El Capitan or Sierra. But the Apple website says those OSes are only for Mac Pros 2010 or later. Has anyone upgraded to either of these systems with a 2009 Mac Pro? If I try using El Capitan on my machine will it screw it up? Thoughts?

Leonard F.


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John Rofrano
Re: Upgrading to El Capitan and Sierra with an early 2009 Mac Pro
on Dec 22, 2016 at 5:02:10 pm

[Leonard Frankford] "I need to upgrade to El Capitan or Sierra. But the Apple website says those OSes are only for Mac Pros 2010 or later. "
Where did you read that? Here is the specifications for El Capitan directly from Apple:

https://support.apple.com/kb/sp728?locale=en_US

El Capitan supports Mac Pro Early 2008 or newer so your 2009 is well within the recommended hardware.

Sierra is another story. It DOES NOT support your 2009 Mac Pro. The requirements for Sierra are Mac Pro models from 2010 or newer (Mac Pro 5,1 – 6,1)

~jr

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Thorsten Achen
Re: Upgrading to El Capitan and Sierra with an early 2009 Mac Pro
on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:37:36 pm

Also interested in this question. Is there anybody to answer it?

Meow!


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John Rofrano
Re: Upgrading to El Capitan and Sierra with an early 2009 Mac Pro
on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:39:57 am

[Thorsten Achen] "Also interested in this question. Is there anybody to answer it?"
I thought that my answer was clear but let me try again:

El Capitan is supported on a 2009 Mac Pro and works fine (I have it on my 2008 Mac Pro)

Sierra is NOT supported on a 2009 Mac Pro (it won't even install)

Sierra flat out won't install so there is no question of "what will happen?" because it can't be installed on a Mac Pro earlier than a 2010.

~jr

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