Downgraded to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MacProFreak, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. MacProFreak macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2013
    Well, sort of. I installed Snow Leopard in one my HDs (mechanical WD Raptor at 10,000rpm). - I have Yosemite installed in a SSD.

    I have to say, Snow Leopard is MUCH FASTER and more stable than this Yosemite they came up with. It boots faster (even not being in a SSD) and the softwares I use (Logic Pro and Final Cut) run faster as well.

    My machine is a 6 core at 3.46GHz, mid 2010 5,1 version with 32GB RAM.

    I'm staying with Snow Leopard for as long as I can -- what a great OS!

    Has anyone here downgraded their Mac Pros as well? I had to chase down the gray DVDs version 10.6.4 to be able to install, the 10.6.3 that apple sells won't install in my machine. After 10.6.4 installs, upgrading to 10.6.8 is a snap.
  2. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    Hopefully not too long as it no longer gets security updates.
  3. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Snow Leopard is the pinnacle of OS X. Anything else is a downgrade in terms of fluidity and stability in my opinion.

    Mavericks is usable, though. On a 2014 retina Mac, SL is long gone so it's either Mavericks or Yosemite. I used both, and keep coming back to Mavericks as my battery lasts longer, there are no WiFi bugs, and the UI doesn't lag like hell after a few hours.
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    i too use mavs still
  5. v1597psh macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2014
    If somebody gives me a Mac with SL running, I would either immediately install Yosemite or through it in a window...
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I would love to be able to install snow leopard on my mac at work, but I fear by the end of 2015 i'll be forced to upgrade, again, to Yosemite or 10.11 for xcode compatibility ��
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Anything that has gone through a number of point upgrades is solid from Apple.

    Snow Leopard, on the other hand, does face some security vulnerabilities as Apple has stopped patching it. There just aren't enough machines which cannot be upgraded further.
  8. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Why is that surprising? SL does a lot LESS as an OS than Yosemite so its bound to run faster on the same hardware...but you trade the features, compatibility and security support of the later OS's, no free lunch.

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