Is it time to upgrade from snow lion?

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  1. dewjack, Mar 18, 2014
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    Hi,

    When is there really a need to upgrade from snow leopard 10.6.8? And if now, then to what?

    I have a MBP, 250 gb hard drive.

    yours
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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    When there is a feature in the newer operating system that you want to take advantage of, or the applications you depend on will not longer run under SL. Also any upgrades to your apps that want/need that require the newer OS

    If none of that is true, then stay on SL
     
  3. dewjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Aha, so it's common sense here as well, thank you very much for your answer sir.
     
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    One thing to consider though is SL is no longer receiving security updates. So if you are using this machine over the Internet and security is a concern, that may nudge you toward updating the OS.
     
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    No, you should stay on Snow Lion, as it sounds like a new version of OS X where Apple is going back to cats but screwing with names, or a rare prototype OS. :D

    If you really want to stop using this rare and unknown to most OS X version, try: Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I still use 10.6.8 as my "main OS" on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro.

    It runs quick 'n' smooth, no problems.

    I'm not in any hurry to supersede it (although I have a second partition on the same MacBook with 10.8.5 installed).

    If 10.6.8 is doing what you need, my advice would be to keep using it until it NO LONGER does what you need, then upgrade.

    If you decide to upgrade, I'd suggest 10.8.5 instead of Mavericks.
    I sense 10.8.5 would yield a much snappier "overall feel".
    My opinion only.
     
  8. dewjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the answers, I want to use Pages, and it seems to require 10.9 or later, guess this means that I have to buy Mavericks, is that correctly understood, or can one find older version of Pages?
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... the newest version of Pages requires Mavericks. But you can still buy the old iWork '09 that would work fine in Snow Leopard.
     
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    Wow! $27 for this. I bought it for my daughter back in 2009 from Amazon and it was $63 then.
    Thanks, Weaselboy, for the link. I'm on SL 10.6.8 and still using iWork '08. I think I need to upgrade as well, and save a few bucks doing it.
     
  11. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    Mavericks is free so technically you don't have to "buy" it. But i'm still mystified as to what this "Snow Lion" OS is.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think everybody in the thread understood this.

    I'll go out on a limb and guess everybody knew what OP meant here also.
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Weaselboy - you'll see in the quote above that the OP mentioned having to "buy" Mavericks.

    To the OP: Mavericks is a free download through the Mac App Store. :cool:
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... ten days ago when OP last posted. You think maybe he figured out is was free since then when he went to buy it?

    Did we really need another pedantic post pointing out there is no such thing as Snow Lion?
     
  15. dewjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks again Weaselboy and co,

    So, what happened?

    I did upgrade to Mavericks and yes I did notice it being for free :). However, Pages 09 seems to be a lot better than the latest version, but that is another discussion.

    And snow lion ... in the first post I could change it into snow leopard but not in the title ... anyway, like Weaselboy said, do think everybody got it.

    Hasta luego!
     
  16. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    When i see stuff like "Snow Lion" and "buy Mavericks" my correction habit goes borderline OCD. Sorry… i'm a grammar nazi
     
  17. \-V-/ Suspended

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    "Snow Lion" made my day, but I'm glad you got the advice you needed, OP. :p
     
  18. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I just don't get why Apple went with Mavericks for the new name. Clouded Leopard was still available, and so apropos.
     

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