Macbook Air 1,1 Loves SL 10.6.0, should i update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sevimli, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2007

    I've been happily using my 3-year-old MBA. Recently I started to having weird OSX problems. After one of the security updates, it started to give me kernel panics in every single cold-boot. I had to restart everytime just to able to log into my user account.

    Last week it became even more hectic, whenever I unplug it and plug it back to power adapter while the MBA is on and running, I was getting the kernel-panics again and again.

    So I formatted my SSD drive, and performed fresh install (SL 10.6.0) on it. Works faster than ever now. No kernel panics at all!

    Now here is the dilemma...Do I need (have) to install all the updates or I can live with it as it is.
    Right now I do have all the software installed on it that I will need.

    What to do, what to do...?
  2. GeekGuys macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    If it ain't broke.....

    If it does what you need and you have checked all the patches then you might be best leave well alone.

    However, as soon as a patch comes out that you DO want, you will have to bring it up to date in order to get the latest and greatest. Then you will be applying LOADS of patches.

    Also, Apple support (or any other support co.) will just ask you to update before they can do anything useful.
    So, you could leave it alone, but you'll probably have to succumb sooner or later!
  3. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    go up to 10.6.8
    you'll be fine :D
  4. ResPublica macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    10.6.8 probably won't break anything and is very advisable. BTW, much software won't work on 10.6.0 (just like you can't do much with 10.5.0 and 10.4.0), because developers don't develop for old versions of an operating system.
  5. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2009
    My Macbook Air Rev A (2008) runs perfectly well with 10.6.8
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    So you ask this every time?

    Or is there something about this one that's got at you? :D
  7. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Yes they do. Look at Windows for example.
  8. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I noticed the same thing too. 10.6.8 runs great, but 10.6.3 runs much much much faster ( clean install ).

    I'm wondering if I should just install 10.6.3 again.
  9. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2007
    LionX DP4 is even worse on my MBA haven't installed GM yet, still downloading.

    I guess I will stick to 10.6.0 for a while.

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