10.6.8 to Mavericks

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  1. Macbookpro09 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mavericks? I'm thinking about making the upgrade but am not sure if it's worth it. I've never upgraded my OS and figured I'd get some second opinions.

    What would you do? Will I run in to any issues during the upgrade? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    What model Mac do you have (Apple Menu>About this Mac>More Info...>Hardware>Model Identifier) and how much RAM is installed?
     
  3. Macbookpro09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10.6.8
    8GB RAM
    16 GB disk memory

    Thanks for the response!
     
  4. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    What Mac do you currently have? E.g. MacBook, MacBook Pro, and what year?
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Maybe a MacBook Pro, circa 2009 ?
    Just a guess. ;)
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If your machine is on this list from Apple it will work. Take a look at the new features in Mavericks and decide if anything there appeals to you.

    Make sure you have a backup before you upgrade.
     
  7. Macbookpro09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are correct. Mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro.
     
  8. Macbookpro09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only new features that strike my eye is the Advanced Technologies.

    Have you noticed a difference in your computer's performance since upgrading?

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    One of my fears of upgrading to Mavericks is the affect it will have on my mid-2009 Macbook Pro's battery. I've never replaced the battery and it's already not holding a good charge. I'm afraid updating to Mavericks will make my battery hold even less of a charge.

    Thoughts or experience with this?
     
  9. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded my 2010 MBA from SL directly to Mavericks. Actually battery performance has improved. I see an increase up to 1 hour on single charge which is great. The computer runs almost as fast as SL (I say almost because sometimes animations are slow and sluggish).
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I upgraded my 2013 MBA and don't really notice a speed differences either way.

    Mavs does have better power management, so I certainly can't see it making your battery life worse.
     

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