Hey Help Team,
I am trying to download the necessary software in the prep section such as Homebrew. When running, it tells me that they support only the most recent versions of iOS. I tried updating my computer in system preferences and the app store. There’s “no updates available.”
I suspect that the problem is that my computer is from 2011. Am I right on this? Will I have to get another computer?
Thanks for any input!
Hi, @jhoannette! First … welcome to the community! Happy to have you around.
Second … you’re correct. Your machine is most likely running OS X 10.7 (Lion). Homebrew has a minimum requirement of 10.13 (High Sierra). You have a few options:
- You’ll have to try and get ahold of a copy of Mac OS X High Sierra installer to install on your 2011 machine.
- You can try downloading and installing the latest version of Mac OS X (Catalina) from the App Store. Your 2011 machine may not be able to power this release though.
- You could download Virtual Box and run a Linux Virtual Machine to test the waters out.
- Last but not least, you could look around for a used 2017ish Mac for an upgrade.
I know those solutions probably aren’t exactly what you were hoping for, but I think those may be your only options.
Best of luck to you! Please let us know if you have any other questions.