Have anyone install OpenCore on a old mac? 💻

To get future Google Chrome updates, you'll need macOS 10.13 or later. This computer is using OS X 10.11.

So Google, Slack, VS Code, and any cool apps I come across has stop supporting my '09 MacBook Pro which runs OS X El Capitan.

Here's the kicker, I'm not in the position to buy a new or used machine.

Someone told me about OpenCore extend the life of unsupported Macs. 

Curious, have anyone tried this? 

If so, any tips or cautionary tales you like to share before I install this on my own?

I personally haven't tried this, but heard positive things about it on Luke Miani's youtube channel. This is one example of things going well for him using the Open Core Patcher:

The OpenCore Legacy Patcher supported models page does show that there are (or at least were) some quirks with the model you mentioned.

I'd treat the patcher as a last resort tbh.

(If you absolutely need a recent version of any OS, linux might be an option for you but it often has its own quirks. I tried it on my old 2014 macbook air and it ran reasonably well (dualbooting macOS and debian). Some distros let you boot from a flash drive so that you can try it without installing. I recommend following an installation guide in case you decide to go this route.)

(edit: I'm sorry about the formatting, I can't seem to get my newlines right.)

Thanks @guidok2a for the YT recommendation. I just watched it. I never thought to replace my macbook pro with an earlier edition for less than $100.

Hey why do you recommend to using the open core as the last resort?

I never used Linux before. So I'm a complete novice w/ that os.

I recommend using it as a last resort because hardware compatibility issues can be a headache to deal with. The supported models page shows that there are issues with the model you mentioned. If there were no issues i'd recommend trying it. (someone on youtube did try it with a 2009 model: but it doesn't really seem to be usable imo)

If you never tried linux it might not be a fit then. A new machine is by far the easiest option.