2007 Macbook Pro on TigerOSX Advice!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mooging, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. mooging macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just signed up for MacRumors now, so apologies if anyone has inquired about a similar issue to the one I'm having, but any advice is much appreciated!

    I currently have an old MacBookPro that still works great but is running on the old Tiger. I'm a designer that can't afford the Adobe CS5, otherwise I would upgrade to the Lion as I've been told I can. BUT, unfortunately, I own CS3 and CS4 and use both as they're each different suites: one design, the other production. I've been worried about upgrading the osx due to potential compatibility issues and so far haven't run into many with the Tiger. But, I have noticed some issues with the CS4 suite and my online web browser/Firefox require upgrades that Tiger doesn't support.

    Overall, I do need to upgrade my Tiger, for instance, my iPhone4 doesn't connect with Tiger.

    So with the situation I've explained here, does anyone have any advice on what OS I should or can upgrade to? Is it Snow Leopard or is Leopard recommended? And if it is Snow Leopard, am I able to upgrade directly from my Tiger or do I need to upgrade to Leopard first before doing so?

    I'm pretty clueless here, so ANY advice and help would be so appreciated. Thank you much! :)
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I'd go with snow leopard, personally. Slightly faster running and leaner than leopard with some nice GUI touches.
     
  3. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Snow Leopard. Lion has some upgrades that while they are fun, use more resources.

    You can still buy the Snow Leopard DVD here from Apple: Link

    You can use a retail Snow Leopard disc to update your system, although I am not clear as to whether Apple wants you to do so. However, since you can't buy Leopard from them anymore, I say go for it.

    MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM FIRST! Stuff can go wrong. Upgrading could reveal a problematic hard drive or just get botched in general. But you will most likely incur no issues. Your CS3 & CS4 software will work just fine and licenses should carry right over. You may have to upgrade your iLife suite if it's too old a version though.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for Snow Leopard. All the Leopard goodness with the bloat removed.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    SL is probably your best bet, I rant into a similar problem last year when I picked up the 4 and realized Tiger wasn't supported.
     
  6. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    If your choice is between Leopard and Snow Leopard, definitely go with Snow Leopard. It's a nice, stable OS and was basically a better version of Leopard.
     
  7. mooging thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, everyone!

    I appreciate all the advice. I am definitely going to upgrade to Snow Leopard, it seems clear from the responses-- hopefully I will do it correctly ;) Super glad I can jump directly to Snow Leopard.. Thanks, again!!!!!
     

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