Mavericks iLife/iWork on late 2009 MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DaveTheRave, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    My 2009 MacBook has 4 GB of RAM and still has the 2009 version of iLife. Wondering how well it would do with the new Mavericks apps. On another thread I read of slowdowns. Also noticed the new versions are huge programs. Will my MacBook choke on them?
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    It's not that the performance of iwork on mavericks is terrible, but office 2011 is way faster. So I see no point of using iWork if office is much better and a lot faster.
     
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    What?? Office 2011 takes forever to open on my mac and iWork is only a few seconds. Other than that, what kind of speed difference would you possibly see between the two? In what situations would iWork be slower?
     
  4. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502

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    I use both Office 2011 and the new iWork on my MacBook. I use iWork if I don't need to send the file to a PC, but if I absolutely need the file on a PC too, I use Office. On mine, iWork is much better in terms of speed, but in usability, Office is better.
     

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