How does one get hold of an older version of OS X? There are dodgy google drive links available on eBay, from Russia (with love) for £3, or a shop in Fortune Town that offers pirated DVDs for £6. None of which are particularly good, or trustworthy, options.
The AppStore would be the best and safest option, but it is not cheap, and if you haven’t already purchased Mountain Lion when it was available, then it will not show up.
So, you have to buy direct from Apple (see links below), for $20. Or try to find a second hand version of a DVD, but on eBay they generally go for more than $20, when postage is included.
However, post-Snow Leopard, the OSes were more commonly released on USB sticks. Also, to install Lion or Mountain Lion, you need to be running Snow Leopard or Lion (respectively), so it seems that you need both the Snow Leopard DVD and then the binary of Mountain Lion – this is getting long winded and pricey…
Continue reading Antiquated OS X
I wrote a long winded post that did not really answer the question, Can’t connect Cura to my Anet A8 on OSX 10.11.6, but rather catalogued my search for a solution to my own problem.
With respect to this post Should I clean up my answer?, I decided to delete my answer and keep the information here, in this article.
Continue reading CH340 on OS X
The last versions of Opera, for the retired versions of OSX.
The archived versions of Opera can be found here, https://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/… however, which one is right for you? Read on…
Continue reading The fat lady sings…
Have you ever had to install a new version of OS X and then wished that you still had your old home directory?
Here is the method to do that, assuming that you still have your original OS X partition/disk, and that the new version of OS X is on a separate partition/disk…
Continue reading Retain your old home
I had some fun trying to get Cricket Logo to run on OS X 10.8.5, see i-Box, Cricket Logo and Arduino. The main issue was trying to get the RXTX Java files to be seen
Continue reading CkLogo.jar and RXTX on OS X
The title says it all… Why? Because you will not be able to remove it. Oh, and don’t bother contacting Seagate support…
Continue reading Don’t install Seagate Dashboard 126.96.36.199 on Mountain Lion
Apple removed Web Sharing from the Sharing control panel, with Mountain Lion. However, even though the UI has been removed, apache is still installed and it is easy to re-enble using the command line…
Continue reading Turning on Web Sharing on Mountain Lion