Installing a newer version of OS X slow down your Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TantalizedMind, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

    TantalizedMind

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    Hey guys. I was just wondering when updating your OS X Version # (via software download) or installing the upcoming 10.5.. does all those updates store memory and burn performance speed?

    I'm planning to buy a new iMac, but if having the iMac start with 10.4 and then update that to 10.4.10+, and THEN install 10.5 in October.. if that wastes space on the HDD, then I'll just wait til October for 10.5 to come pre-installed.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    It shouldn't at all. If your really nervous just back up all your data...wipe the hard drive and install from scratch.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It shouldn't decrease the speed and it shouldn't take up any more space then it needs to. Buy now and enjoy :).
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The iMac will come with 10.4.10 installed already. 10.5 may take up a bit more space but nothing noticeable although all your old data will be archived. Speed should improve with the new OS.
     
  5. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TantalizedMind

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll have to pick up a new iMac REAL soon! I'll set up a network between the new iMac and my G5 and just use my G5 as a music server. Cram all my music in the G5 and stream it using the iMac while I create projects on that pretty screen.
     

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