El Capitan Y/N

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hotrod351, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    getting a 2008 macbook pro with lion on it, is it worth the free upgrade to update to el capitan.
     
  2. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    Definitely get rid of lion. Mountain lion would be your best bet, but you would have to pay for that, probably.
     
  3. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    ok then El Capitan being free is better. just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    A warning:

    If the 2008 MBPro still has a spinning hard drive in it, you may be very disappointed in its performance after you upgrade to El Capitan.

    I realize that the concept of "performance" is a personal judgement, but the most recent versions of the OS seem to have been cooked up on Macs with SSDs, and this reflects the speed of the OS on older systems.

    I'm not saying that El Capitan won't run on an '08 MacBook -- however, the overall experience may feel more like "walking" than "running".

    For an '08, I'd put Mountain Lion 10.8.5 on it, and then "let it be"...
     
  5. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    well its coming with El Capitan on it. i cloned the osx snow leopard of my old 2007 macbook pro onto a external hard drive and updated it to lion. guess ill see how El Capitan works on it. if not so good then i could install the Lion i have onto it.
     

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