I'm running 10.4.11 on a Macbook, should I get 10.6?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Axemantitan, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    I'm running 10.4.11 on a Macbook. Will it be worth it for me to get 10.6? I have a dual-core CPU, but I also have integrated graphics. I also have limited HD space. My computer came with the 10.5 DVD, but I didn't install it because I didn't see any advantage over 10.4. Is there any compelling reason for me to get 10.6?
  2. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    It's a newer OS. It'll be more stable and run faster. It'll take up less space than 10.4. Why wouldn't you?
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    agree with you, there are about 300+ new features in leopard lol i don't know why people are stuck with tiger
  4. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Even though u can upgrade,

    u need to keep in mind is ur macbook intel?

    and also u won't pay the $29

    idk the price for you.

    I wonder if it's the same for tiger users or diffrent.
  5. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    Will it take up less space than 10.4? I know it will take up less than 10.5, but 10.5 took up more than 10.4. Also, 10.4 is very stable as is. Will 10.6 really be equally or more stable? Will it be faster than 10.4?
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    They're all Intel...:confused:
  7. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    Wow. Yeah, upgrade. Tiger is good... Leopard is much better, and Snow Leopard brings it in smaller and faster than Tiger too. No reason not to upgrade, IMO.
  8. Bobacus macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    I'd go ahead and upgrade, although from what I've read, if you want to go the $29 path, you will need to have leopard installed before upgrading, since you have the 10.5 DVD you should be set in that department, just need to do 2 upgrades to get to 10.6.
  9. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    From what I read on the Apple of 10.6 page, 10.6 requires 5GB of space and 1GB of RAM, while according to the Wikipedia page, 10.4 requires 3GB of space and 256MB of RAM. For that reason, and because my integrated graphics chip can't take advantage of OpenCL, I think that I will sit this one out until I get a new computer.
  10. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    Atleast upgrade to Leopard, since you already have the disc you'd be stupid not to.
  11. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    That would be much worse as far as HD space is concerned. It takes up 7GB more than Snow Leopard (and for no advantages at all to me)!

    I didn't pay for the disc; it was a drop-in from the retailer because I got the computer on clearance as the model was being phased out.
  12. jdm111 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    10.6 is very stable on a MacBook that has a *£!@*@!£ intel intergrated graphics.


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