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Downloading Dropbox to my older mac

Downloading Dropbox to my older mac

ermb
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Dont give a **bleep** leave me alone
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ggrember
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"whatever antique OS you're running" in that case we're talking about mac ox 10.9 ( latest upgrade in september 2014 ) - an antique ? It would be easy to Dropbox to maintain the 10.9 version "as is" without the new features in 10.10.

alambique46
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On one of my computers I use Mac OSX 10.6.8 - Snow Leopard which has the features I most like.

"Out of date" it is, but when most people say that the newer systems "have more features" or are "more advanced," what is REALLY happening in the computer world is that they allow more advertising and income .... make all files huge, and slow everything down! 
Sure there are security issues, but advanced secuurity could be added to the older systems with much less hassle thatlthat needed for the advertising cookies etc. that go into your computer -- unnecessary without all those clients wanting access.

klei
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I fully understand the concept of supported features relying on a specific version of an OS. But... dropbox is a cloudservice which has supported clients for in the meantime deprecated OSX versions in the past. So what I don't completely understand is why a deprecated but still working version can't have basic functionality supported as it has in the past, even if there's been a complete server-side rewrite: there has been a working implementation in the past, so it shouldn't be that hard to keep them side by side, providing basic access to storage space in the cloud as a very basic feature. I guess it's fully understandable that not all (latest greatest) features can be supported, but to completely cut off working version from one day to the other seems a bit harsh,, so maybe side by side existence of deprecated old-style support and latest greatest client would have been possible. There are some reasons that could raise concerns, one of which of course would be vulnerability and security issues.. but wouldn't those be issues on OS level? Anyway: basic support for outdated systems would have been very welcomed.

wescpy
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Agreed. I don't even care about the "app" nor the UI (user interface). I just want my files to be backed up "automagically." I'm running `dropboxd` on a Linux system (dropbox.com/install-linux), and just having that up-n-running to support the service is all I really want for my Snow Leopard PPC MBP. 😛

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