Leopard upgrade advice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by judino28, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. judino28 macrumors newbie

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    Lifetime Mac user here with a question that I already think I know the answer to, but just want some support for my peace of mind.

    Due to be a full time college student and being extremely busy, I have never gotten the chance to upgrade my Mac Pro to Leopard. Now that it's summer, I'm thinking of doing so. However, when Leopard first came out, I know that there were some minor stability issues. I am completely content with Tiger and just want to make sure that the upgrade is worth it. I would, of course, do a fresh install. My set up is a Mac Pro Dual Core Dual Processor 2.66ghz, 4gb RAM, 2 Internal Hard Drives (250gb and 500gb), and 512mb Radeon x1900.

    I also have a Mac Book Pro Core Duo 2.0ghz with 1gb RAM but I doubt I'd upgrade that right now as I rarely use it.

    So anyway, if you guys can think of any reason I shouldn't upgrade or anything else at all, please let me know. Thanks!
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    You can always install Leopard on another partition and remove tiger only when you are satisfied with leopard. I upgraded a Macbook CD to leopard and I really like it. No issues so far.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    your hardware is fine, so only question you need to ask yourself is if you think what leopard had over Tiger warrants the expense.
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    I'm in a similar boat. I have a 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini with 1 G 667 MHz ram. I'm fairly happy with Tiger but I'm intrigued primarily with Time Machine. I also think I could put Bento to work and it needs Leopard.

    Thoughts?

    mt
     
  5. theyellowdart macrumors regular

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    I upgraded to leopard shortly after it was released.

    I had stability issues ONLY after the intial install while spotlight indexed my entire drive. Lots of unresponsive apps, crashes, and slow responses.

    Once my drive was indexed, I really haven't experienced any stabiity issues that I didn't have in Tiger (be in a random lockup here, or an app crash there).

    SO... don't know much of a reason not to update. It's nice : >
     

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