Is Snow Leopard stable enough to upgrade to.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hreyo25, May 24, 2010.

  1. Hreyo25 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have been using Leopard and I have had Snow leopard upgrade disc since it has been released. I have been scared to upgrade since reading how there are still bugs. Is Snow Leopard steady enough to upgrade to.
    Thanks
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Rock solid on my MacBook Pro, but unfortunately it kernel panics roughly once a week on my iMac since the 10.6.3 update. I'm hoping the supposedly imminent 10.6.4 will resolve.
     
  3. Arn1499 macrumors member

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    Well I've been using SL since right away - I pre-ordered the upgrade disc. I went from Leopard to SL doing the clean install method, although you don't really need to do that. I haven't had any problems yet.
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Seems okay on my Core Duo macbook. It's kernel panicked twice since being installed on the day of release, and the laptop very occasionally randomly shuts down when trying to play video full screen - though I'm not sure if that particular issue was around on Leopard.
     
  5. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    0 kernel panics on iMac C2D, iMac i7, and aluminum MacBook. iMac i7 came with SL, others were regular upgrades from Leopard.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    I've been using Snow Leopard since the beginning and any issues that I did have, are now fixed.
     
  7. Redline13 macrumors 6502

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    Snow Leopard has been fine since day one. You've let yourself become worried over nothing. The very small amount of people who have had any trouble with it are just a vocal minority. You can install Snow Leopard with no worries.
     
  8. Hreyo25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys i will most likely upgrading to Snow Leopard by the end of this week
     
  9. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    I'm in a similar situation, just didn't buy Snow Leopard yet.
    Thanks for the thread, Hreyo25! :)
     
  10. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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  11. duky macrumors 6502

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    All my issues were resolved months ago. Working great here. No kernal panics or random shutdowns or anything. I've used it consistently on multiple machines: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 27" iMac, 20" Alum. iMac. Should be good to g; to those of you with weekly kernal panics. I don't think that's SL but something else up with your computer--I would check that out
     
  12. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, for me it has been stable since 10.6.0.

    I think some people read too much into a few horror stories.
     
  13. halledise macrumors 65816

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    10.6.3 runs fast and sleek on all this household's Macs.
    definitely not the sh*t sandwich some have tried to make it out to be :D
     
  14. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    Rock solid since day 1 on my Mac Pro; the 64-bit kernel is excellent!
     
  15. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    I've experienced only a single crash in the first four weeks of my new MBP.
     
  16. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    Anybody running it on a 2008 white MacBook with X3100?
    Does it run slower/faster or same than OSX 10.5.8?
     
  17. honeytoast macrumors regular

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    Snow Leopard has been great for me. Very fast and stable. Also, I didn't see anybody mention it but you will gain a lot of hard drive space back after the upgrade. I upgraded 3 separate macs and all of them gave back at least 20GB of space.
     

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