10.5.8 > 10.6.6

Discussion in 'macOS' started by irishgrizzly, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm thinking of updating my work mac to Snow Leopard. Do people think this offers real speed improvements across all tasks? I'll not brother otherwise.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The perception of a speed increase is always possible, but I doubt you will see any real speed increases
    The update was primarily on stability
     
  3. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Getting rid of all the PPC code certainly saved me a lot of space on my 2006 iMac with a measly 160 GB drive.

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  4. AndyfromTucson macrumors member

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    I recently upgraded my 2008 MacBook White from 10.5.8 to 10.6.6 and my reaction after using the upgraded OS for five minutes was "boy, it sure is snappier; I guess I should have done this a long time ago."

    I hadn't been expecting the upgrade to improve performance (the only reason I did it was to get the new Mac App Store), so I did some research on Wikipedia and it said that Snow Leopard had large portions of code re-written to improve performance, something I hadn't really been aware of.
     
  5. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks, I recently installed CS5, is their any chance that the upgrade to 10.6 could brake these programs? i don't want to spend all time reinstalling.

    Also how long should it take on a standard iMac hard-drive?
     

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