Need to update 10.5: 10.7 vs 10.6 ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by strawbale, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. strawbale macrumors member

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    Finally 'need' to update my (wife's) 2007 Mac Mini, as Google calendar on the latest Safari (5.0.6) and Firefox (16.0.2) that run on 10.5.8 is losing essential features.
    Question: do I go to 10.7 (so she can use Google drive, which she needs occasionaly and does on my 10.11 MBP now) or do i 'only' go up to 10.6, which runs fine on another MM 2007 we have?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  3. strawbale thread starter macrumors member

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    Got the DVD (family pack).
    What are the major drawback of 10.7 vs 10.6 ? (on a 2007 MacMini, 2GHz 2GB RAM)
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I felt that 10.6 was very stable, fast, and needed less hardware resources. It is getting pretty old with less and less support. I also used 10.7 and did not have any problems. I did not run 10.7 on a 2007 MM, it came installed on my 2011 MBP.
     
  5. strawbale thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll give 10.7 a try (when I have a bit more time); if (much) worse than 10.6 on our other (identical) 2007 MM I could always go back and install 10.6, I guess.
     
  6. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    I finally upgraded from 10.6 to 10.7 (MBP late 2011) due to I couldn't found printer driver compatible with my new printer. Having used 10.7 about a week, I found that 10.7 is quite stable and its speed is similar with 10.6. It feels like 10.6 with additional full screen window.
     

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