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Michael Rothman <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:19:17 -0500
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 I also find myself in the predicament of needing to yearly renew or upgrade our Internet security soft package.  Between my wife and I, we have four functional Macs in service.    Symantec also seems to be changing names and the particular bundling arrangements on their products.  At least the products  sold for the Mac environment: I used to buy separate subscriptions for Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security from Symantec.  And the individual subscriptions would expire at different dates, to boot (no pun intended).  It was, shall I say, a-pain-in-the-you-know-what.  However, when I finally upgraded all my machines to Mountain Lion and bought the newest Symantec Product, called Norton 360, which came with a five-machine license, things became somewhat simpler.   One license, which renews on one day a year.

I realize you are running MacOS 10.5.8 (Tiger, if I recall correctly).  Some years ago I upgraded all preexisting Macs in our studio to the Snow Leopard level (MacOS 10.6), so the move to MacOS 10.8 was very simple (I must say).  If your machine can't run Mountain Lion (MacOS 10.8) you may simply not be able to coordinate the upgrades in whatever compatible AntiVirus/Internet security program (presumably still Norton) you are already using, with the current state of your Browser.  I also used to cringe when I upgraded operating systems on my Macs, especially in the "old days" when I first moved from MacOS 7.5 to 7.5.3 to 7.5.5 and then 8.1 to 8.6 and then from there onto 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and X in all its permutations.   But I must say the vast majority of programs I have had since Apple went over from the Motorola chip set to the Intel chip set have worked.   I believe if your Mac dates from late 2008 to the present, you ill be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion and the compatible Norton products (via subscription) and the free browser will work well for you.   (If you are running Photoshop in the pre-Intel Universal compiling, you'll have to get a Photoshop program at the CS levelů so, that might be a big monetary consideration).   I rarely use 3D modeling programs, so I can't speak about their compatibility going forward in the MacOS x-level environment.   Perhaps Britt or some other members can comment on that area.  

I hope my observations ill be of some help,
Mike R. 
On Jan 16, 2013, at 2:49 PM, Lynette Cook <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It's time for me to renew my Norton antivirus. I'm looking at an upgrade, Norton Internet Security 5 for Mac (which includes 4, I'm told, as I'm running OS 10.5.8). The reason is that my Firefox version is now old enough that I'm getting notices regarding security vulnerabilities. Apparently I can no longer upgrade Firefox without upgrading my OS, which I don't wish to do at this time. (One change tends to lead to a dozen others and even the thought of it makes me cringe!)
> Norton support tells me that their Internet Security product will resolve my security concerns, allowing me to keep what software I have as is. Can anyone verify this - or give me further input that I should consider?
> Thank you,
> Lynette
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