Leopard worries...

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  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought my MacBook this last Thursday and now that I am seeing 10.4.9 being seeded. It worries me.


    I plan on buying 10.5 when I can but- is my stock 2Ghz c2d macbook going to run Leopard well?


    It is my first mac and I've never experienced the whole Operating system upgrading except for my windows machines uprading Win 98 -> XP -> Vista

    and I was just wondering if I am going to suffer performance wise?
     
  2. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    no i wouldnt say you would have any problems and you wont probably suffer performance wise.
    But i am worried about my core duo 2.0 ghz mb and getting it to run leopard
    dont worry its my first mac too
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Neither of you will have anything to worry about. I've got a dual 1.4 G4 and I'm not even worried about it.
     
  4. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    not only won't you see issues with your C2D Macbook, but it may be the very machine Leopard will be released on. Seeing as they were updated only a few weeks ago I can't see (unless Leopard is delayed till the summer) there being any laptop upgrades (besides maybe a new 12incher) before Leopard comes out. Leopard will run fine even on most iBooks and Powerbook G4's I think too. Maybe even older.
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    OMG, Chill.

    Yes, your brand spanking new laptops will run Leopard just fine. Do you really think Apple would be selling computers that were going to be obsolete within 6-8 months?

    I mean hell there are g3 iMacs running tiger out there still (although I'm not sure their still supported, but they can run tiger). You will be just fine.
     
  6. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Historically Mac OS X performance has increased through every major release, especially 10.2 > 10.3. This coupled with the fact that Apple and other developers will have had more time to optimise OS X for Intel (as opposed to the years spent optimising it for PPC) would suggest to me you've nothing to worry about at all.

    AppleMatt
     
  7. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...yes- as a matter of fact I do. :eek:

    It wouldn't surprise me.
     
  8. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol yes chill. First of all, Microsoft is not Apple and Apple makes the OS and the computer where as Microsoft only cares about the OS (there's already some hardware concerns about running Vista Ultimate). Therefore Apple will make sure their computers will run their OS no matter how old they are.
     
  9. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    As we've already established, Leopard will run fine on your new MacBook. But why does seeing 10.4.9 being seeded worry you?
     
  10. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I think if you have a G4 or later you will be fine......
     
  11. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    because I just got my macbook and that will be the last revision of Tiger before the big leap into leopard.
     
  12. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    There is no guarentee that that is so. With Leopard almost certainly not going to be here before April it is quite possible that we will see Tiger 10.4.10 before Leopard 10.5.0 is available.

    I fully expect my two-year-old G4 Mac Mini to run Leopard.
     
  13. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    you have absolutly nothing to worry about for a long time.
     
  14. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Leopard is going to FLY on your machine, don't worry :).
     
  15. coday182 macrumors regular

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    Very interesting... upgrading your windows machine to Vista then purchasing your first mac. Hmmm...
     
  16. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone is curious :p Figured I would try they beta. Wasn't impressed.
     
  17. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Beta of what?
     
  18. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  19. stunna macrumors member

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    I'm curious, how do they make the operating system faster?
     
  20. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I should really try reading the thread. I missed where we switched from Leopard to Vista.
     
  21. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Code becomes more efficient (un-needed code is dropped out) bugs are smoothed out, and newer / faster versions of components are worked in.
     
  22. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Worried? If I were you, I would be looking forward to Leopard.
     
  23. clevin macrumors G3

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    its business suicide if ur machine can't run 10.5
     
  24. z00y0rk macrumors member

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    I have a 14" iBook G4 1.42GHz and I'm not worried about leopard at all. Should run fine.
     
  25. clevin macrumors G3

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    its not a big leap, so stop worrying
     

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