is my air okay for lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sgtalexmom, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. sgtalexmom macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    first, i am completely happy with SL, but i need iAuthor for an upcoming project, and it requires Lion.

    my mac air:
    purchased feb/2011
    4gig ram
    intel core 2 duo
    1.8 ghz

    am i okay to upgrade to lion? i've been reading a ton of opposing views and i'm just not sure if i should "risk" the troubles of lion for just one program.
  2. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    Run Lion in a virtual machine and that's it...
    You won't affect your current system in any way and everyone is happy.
  3. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Lion will work on your computer just fine.

    However, most people agree that battery life and speed suffer a bit with Lion compared to SL. That being said, I would avoid installing it unless there is no other option.
  4. sgtalexmom thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    i've been looking at virtual box to set up a vm, but with so little experience in doing this it concerns me that i may do more harm than good :)
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    For some reason, Chrome took me into the wrong thread and I posted something completely irrelevant.

    Bloody Google.
  6. sgtalexmom thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
  7. sgtalexmom thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    just bumping this up to see if there are any more opinions :)
  8. MacBird macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    I don't see why Lion would not run, you might also wait another week and install Mountain Lion instead.
  9. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    I had that same Air model purchased at the exact same time. I upgraded to Lion that summer and it was fine on that computer. However, there was one thing that seemed worse: waking from sleep took a noticeable few seconds to get wifi to connect and to get a workable mouse cursor.

    I just recently sold that Air to buy a new 2012 version and before the sale I restored back to SL that it shipped with. The sleep waking problem was totally fixed and responded within 1sec or less upon opening the lid.

    Other than that one issue, Lion seemed to run just fine on the 2010 Air.
  10. sgtalexmom thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    thanks for the info...i think i'm going to wait for ML
  11. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    Bumping can get you banned.

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