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Anyone know if it's possible to run OS X El Capitan (10.11.6) on a new 2019 MacBook Pro?
I've been out of the loop for awhile and still run the Adobe CS5 suite off my almost 10 year old MacBook...
Unsure, BUT wouldn't count on it @tap.
Resistance, as always is futile.
i don't think so. (i haven't updated anything in years because i still use CS5 as well so let me know if it works because i'll be needing a new laptop soon, even though i'm pretty convinced on going back to windows.)
It's worth a try
Could you run it virtually perhaps? I think that’s a thing people use it for.
But much easier would be to just run the latest Mac OS, then just do a virtual machine and install El capitan in that, the run install Adobe CS5 and run it from the virtual machine...
But why go to all this trouble when you can just get a Adobe CC license or use Affinity for most projects...
The best way to run legacy software with peace-of-mind — pretty much forever — is virtualization. Set it up once and just move it as you upgrade to new machines. My fav is VMWare Fusion which is totally affordable and allows virtualizing Snow Leopard on up. It's upgraded annually but you don't always need to stay current.
Virtualization can be taken to "Inception level" extremes; If you virtualize Snow Leopard Server you can also run PPC and even OS9 software — SL Server is the last MacOS version that had built-in emulation for PPC and below.
For years I've kept a virtual machine around with old versions of Adobe, Freehand, etc. for converting old formats back-and-forth.
afaik you can't downgrade macs but you could try wiping it and install the OS from a backup using a backup of your current machine running on El Capitan.
May I ask why you want such a dated OS?
I run 5.1 on high sierra, version 5 does not work at all?
How about OS 9?