Leopard: To install or not?

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  1. wheezy84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Was wondering if I should wait to install Leopard or keep using the Tiger that came with my refurbished Macbook pre SR. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. menthol moose macrumors regular

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    If you didn't get a drop-in disc so you could upgrade, then I wouldn't do it, unless of course you need an application that only works with Leopard. Otherwise, I would just stick with Tiger.
     
  3. Fezzasus macrumors regular

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    yeah go for it, I like leopard - haven't really had any problems with any of the programs I run and there's much to gain from leopard such as time machine.
     
  4. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I switched about a month-6 weeks ago. Didn't think much of it until this weekend when I had the occassion to use a Tiger machine again. Leo just looks a lot cleaner to me now. Subtle, but worth it IMO.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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  6. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I'd seriously wait if it works then don't go screwing around leopard still has issues wait till 10.5.4 Maybe then revisit the situation I wish I had tiger right now, It's not worth the risk.
     
  7. Fezzasus macrumors regular

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    I agree, leopard looks much more mature than tiger.
     
  8. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what risk you are talking about. Although Tiger may be more stable that doesn't mean Leopard is horribly unstable. I haven't had any problems and I absolutely love Leopard. It is a subtle change but a very welcomed one.

    Do it. Just back up.
     
  9. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i switched :Dthe first day it came out, haven't had any major issues now, except for a folder thingy and it was fixed with 10.5.1 so no complains i say go for it..
     
  10. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Leopard is the better operating system, no question.

    Whether you need it is really only a question you can answer, if you are happy with Tiger and it does everything you need then by all means stick with it.

    TBH I didn't need Leopard, but I like having the latest OS and I feel it runs better on my computer than Tiger. App launch speed is better, for example and the Finder is faster and more efficient. I certainly didn't need it though, just wanted it.
     
  11. mbrydone macrumors regular

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    leopard is awesome...but tiger should continue working great for you unless you need 10.5 for an app
     

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