Mavericks upgrade from Snow Leopard on mid-2009 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Dj64Mk7, Dec 27, 2013.

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Partition or not?

  1. Stick with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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  2. Partition with Snow Leopard/Lion

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  3. Partition with Snow Leopard/Mountain Lion

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  4. Partition with Snow Leopard/Mavericks

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  1. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks to my Apple Store visit today, I have a big dilema. My computer is a mid-2009 13-inch Macbook Pro (2.2GHz, upgraded to 8GB RAM), that used to run Mavericks, but is currently running Snow Leopard.

    Don't get me wrong, I love SL. It's fast, and it's the pinnacle of Apple design (in my opinion). The only issue is that since SL is over 4 years old, it doesn't have any support for things like iCloud or iTunes Radio.

    Mavericks, on the other hand, is a complete wreck. I'm lucky if I get it up and running (from a cold boot) in less than 3 minutes. Also, it has some of the worst attention to detail I've seen (from Apple) since Android. Although, I do enjoy the new features, along with the iOS 7 integration.

    Should I stay with Snow Leopard? If not, should I upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion? Go all the way to Mavericks again?

    Thanks for the help, and Happy Holidays.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Either stick with Snow Leopard or go to Mountain Lion. Do have a full backup before you upgrade.
     
  3. Dj64Mk7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would it be wise to install ML on a second partition? Y'know, because performance.
     

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