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strawbale

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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?
 

strawbale

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Whichever you choose you will have to purchase and install 10.6 since the System requirements for 10.7 is 10.6.6.
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/D6106/os-x-lion

Here the link to purchase the 10.6.3 DVD from Apple:
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

I prefer 10.6 but, I would work towards 10.7 since she needs Google drive.

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

CoastalOR

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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)
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.
 

strawbale

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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.

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.
 
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Isamilis

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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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