So I have a late 2008 13" macbook currently running Mavericks (2.4 core 2 due/8gb ram). Its performance is getting dated, and battery life is awful even on new battery (1.5-2 hours). My usage is not heavy, mostly web browsing/email and sometimes some rare photo editing and I'd like to stretch this mac out another year. To do this, one thing that is certain is an SSD upgrade. Now my question is though, which route should I go after that: Option 1: Clean install mavericks/yosemite and hope the SSD upgrade is sufficient with the old cpu/new software or Option 2: Clean install of Snow leapord even though support has ceased. If i go this route, my 8gb ram will not be compatible correct? I think 6gb was the max (unless the firmware update to allow 8gb can still be used in snow leapord?) Either way, I liked snow leapord the best, and dont need all the new IOS integration since i'm an android user anyway. I'd just like to hear the communities thoughts. Has anyone done this downgrade to SL from mavericks, is it worth it? Whats the best way to do this with the new SSD? Would snow leopard help my battery life? I'm not sure i have the original leopard disk, but i do have my snow leopard upgrade disc to use for clean install if that would work? Any comments are appreciated, Thanks.