MBP 13" base line with SL 10.6.7 ----- updating to lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pcomac, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. pcomac macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    so i have SL 10.6.7......... do i have to get the 10.6.8 to be able to update to lion or can i do it with just 10.6.7?
    if i have to get 10.6.8 before lion, how big is 10.6.8? i have base line MBP 13" so memory and other stuff is limited and i dont want to waste it.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Have you even checked how much hard drive space is left on your computer before saying space is limited?

    You probably have plenty of space left, go right ahead and update to 10.6.8.
  3. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    its 2011 and almost new. i have about 300 GB left. if i get 10.6.8 and then go lion, would it waste memory?
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    300Gb is a ton of space left, updating then upgrading your OS install would take very little if any space. Memory isn't wasted when it's used to get better security and more stability out of your operating system.

    I guess you're used to older computers where space was an issue, that definitely isn't the case for you right now, go right ahead.

    Edit: to picture how much space you still have, if you had mp3 songs that were around 3 minutes each, at 128kbps quality, you would be able to fit roughly 100 000 of those in the space you have left on your hard drive. Feel better now?

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