Convince me - Why should I buy Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Libitina, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Libitina macrumors 6502

    Libitina

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    I have a macbook aluminium and and imac, both on osX. Both are fine for my needs (uni work and surfing the net mostly).

    Why should I upgrade to Snow Leopard?

    :confused:
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Why should you be convinced? If you don't want it there's nothing wrong with that. I'm just buying it to buy it personally. I might see some gains on my Mac Pro but I doubt it will be anything earth shattering for what I do on a day to day basis.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    These convince me threads drive me nuts. If you want it, buy it. If you don't want it, then don't buy it.

    If you are interested in it, read Apple's page about it, and come back with specific questions.
     
  4. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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  5. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    We don't need to convince you.

    You've already made your mind up!

    Being a student, you don't need to spend money, so save it.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    +1.
    All these threads that start off:
    "Convince me…"

    Why?
    Why should we care?
    Think for yourself and live with the consequences.
     
  7. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    He's a student, he can't help it. :D:D


    Disclaimer: (could be a she).
     
  8. Libitina thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm really feeling the love in here tonight guys!:rolleyes:


    I'm a she btw.

    In my defence, I've read the Apple blurb and it's just faster this and that. Nothing there to convince me that I 'need' it. I'm thinking I must have missed something for all the fanboys to be creaming themselves over it? Am I?
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Then you don't "need" to buy it.
    Right?

    ;)

    Example, when the iPhone 3Gs came out… I read Apple, Inc's stuff and guff. Nothing there made me think I "need" it. So, I didn't buy it. Works for me…
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not really. Snow Leopard is a release for developers, not users. I'll upgrade when software I rely on starts requiring Snow Leopard's goodies. I see no reason to do so in the meantime.
     
  11. ElijahPost macrumors member

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    What new features and improvements there are is enough for my aging MacBook.

    Also, If you are motivated enough to create this thread in the first place, I think you have already made up your mind.

    In my opinion, It's worth the $29.
     
  12. stridemat Moderator

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    As you have one of the alu macbooks it will help with watching films on Quicktime as it off loads the processing onto the GPU (thats just for a start, being a student I work and watch films at the same time and it sometimes kills the performance on my mac).

    It will also just generally speed up you mac. I have ahem*played with the beta builds and the difference it makes in just general speed on my white macbook is actually quite impressive and definitely worth however much you have to pay in wherever you live!
     
  13. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    You are not going to get any sympathetic advice here, because in my view your asking a silly question.

    Final time: you do not need convincing, make a choice, and live with it.

    No big deal anyway.

    If you read the Snow Leopard page and actually did a little research, considering your a student - you would have had your answer by now.
     
  14. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i'll convince you:

    it's 30 dollars, it's NEW, BIGGER, AND BETTER

    and i am an american

    these reasons alone will sell snow leopard
     
  15. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    Read: http://www.apple.com/macosx/
    :rolleyes:

    If you have a question about it, ask. Don't ask us to tell you what it improves. If it wasn't better, why would Apple put it out? Smaller footprint and GCD are flat out enough to justify a measly $32.02 shipped to your door.
     
  16. Libitina thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you'd actually read my reply you'd see that I have.
     
  17. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    cheapest upgrade ever :D even if there is a minor update (which is false because there are a lot of update) it worth updating:

    store.apple.com/us/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL?mco=NzgxMDc2NA
     
  18. belvdr macrumors 603

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    What are you studying for now? Going for a Dr or something?
     
  19. Libitina thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will be doing further study, but not as a Dr. At least, that's not the plan so far. :)
     
  20. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    No convincing needed. Save your $29...
    I ordered my upgrade today :)
     
  21. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Why do so many people here need convincing to buy an apple product.
     
  22. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I added Snow Leopard to my cart. Not sure when I'll but it though. Totally awesome that it is only $29! Seems almost un-apple like if you ask me.
     
  23. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the point for some of these is because the OP likes to see how many people (s)he can make mad by asking why (s)he needs another Apple product. Like we're complete Apple-obsessives whose only purpose in life is to make other people pay more money to Apple. My take, anyways. :p
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's $30; just ask each of your friends for $1 each, and after about 30, the upgrade will be free.

    Likewise, if you can convince well enough, you might be able to get that amount from members on the forums.
     
  25. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't that a pyramid scheme?
     

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