View Full Version : What is fastest OSX for 1st Gen MBA?

Oct 10, 2011, 10:33 PM
I have an old faithful first gen MBA (1.6/80GB) running Leopard 10.5.8 as my bedside Mac. Unfortunately I am spending more time at the beach lately and not enjoying the scenery, just lots of spinning beach balls. :) Seems the latest anti-malware stuff has really slowed it down.

What OSX is fastest for light Word/Excel and Firefox use?

- Leopard - currently installed, may just rebuild to speed up
- Snow Leopard - had this on before. Didn't seem much better
- Lion - no features I need


Oct 10, 2011, 10:44 PM
Ditch 3rd party anti-malware software and update to 10.6.8 with built in anti-malware protection.

Oct 11, 2011, 07:31 PM
Snow Leopard I imagine. What an OS that was, slapped it on my old 07 2.16ghz white macbook that I gave to my parents, runs like a charm.