OSX upgrade from Leopard (Snow or Lion?)

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

  1. tunafish macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    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

    Jun 2, 2010
    I think you mean 10.5.8? What kind of system do you have?
  3. tunafish thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    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

    Dec 26, 2009
    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

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    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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