OSX upgrade from Leopard (Snow or Lion?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tunafish, May 28, 2012.

  1. tunafish macrumors newbie

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    I am on Leopard right now 10.6.8 and happy so far.

    Just have been checking out the Lion features...
    I am not interested in an iOS like OSX, thanks.

    So I would like to know,
    What is the best upgrade performance wise only?
    Snow Leopard right?
     
  2. Damers macrumors regular

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    I think you mean 10.5.8? What kind of system do you have?
     
  3. tunafish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No It says 10.6.8.
    I am on a Macbook Pro 6,1
    Does that mean I am on Snow Leopard allready??!

    Been doing some reading about Lion... nah seems like a Windows Vista Flop.
    Maybe with Snow Lion.
     
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    You are running Snow Leopard already.

    There is no Snow Lion.

    Lion seems more like a "YMMV" type deal than a flop to me.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Mountain Lion (10.8) is supposed to be released "soon". You need at least 2GB of RAM for Lion, so I imagine that will be the minimum for ML, if not more. ML is supposed to remedy the problems some users have had with Lion.
     
  6. throAU macrumors 601

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    At this point... id keep running SL if you are happy with it.

    Lion vs ML? A couple of new features in ML. ML was way faster than Lion pre 10.7.4, but now i'm not so sure there's a huge difference.

    If your machine will run Lion, it will probably run ML. it is no heavier on RAM than Lion is, and I actually think its a little less hungry. I've got a copy running in a VM on my MBP with fairly stingy memory settings and it runs just fine.
     

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