Updating operating system

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cheddar-caveman, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    My Air currently runs OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard?). Is it worth updating to the latest Mountain Lion? What would the benefits be, or pitfalls?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You may find some useful information in some of the many existing threads where this topic has been discussed extensively, such as these:

    Why Mountain Lion [for my iMac]?
    Snow Leopard vs Mountain Lion
    Should I Update my OS from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?
    Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion
    Is Mountain Lion worth it?
    Snow Leopard vs Lion vs Mountain Lion
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    I'd suggest trying out Mountain Lion first (like going to an Apple store and trying it on one of the Macs out on the floor) because you may not like some of the changes (like Mission Control :p) But I definitely think the upgrade is worth it for features like Notification Center, Messages, Notes, Reminders, iCloud compatibility, Launchpad, Full screen apps, more multitouch gestures, and even Mission Control (in my opinion… though you may like Exposé better)

    plus it's only $19.99 :D
  5. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    One pitfall might be how much ram is in your system? If it's only 2GB stick with Snow Leopard. If it's 4 GB check out Mountain Lion as suggested.

    Also, how much longer before you think you will be replacing the Air? If it's under a year and the features in Mountain Lion don't matter to you it may not be worth upgrading.
  6. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Pro: New features may/may not be useful to u.

    Con: New software invariably ask more power from ur hardware accelerating obsolescence.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Now that's a point! I am actually selling within the next couple of months so why fork out for something I'm not really going to get much use out of!

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