Questions on Upgrading from Tiger to Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pk78, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. pk78 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I switched to a mac almost one year ago (bought my Macbook last August) and at the time I didn't think it would be worth waiting for Leopard to come out because I figured it would be pretty buggy at first. Now that a couple updates have come out for it and it seems to be pretty stable, is it worth upgrading? A couple of the features I'm interested in are Time Machine and Spaces. Also, I like the overall feel of Leopard more (I have a friend who has it). I still have a couple of questions though:

    Is it worth the $116? I've seen it on eBay for less but it seems kind of sketchy, like the software may be tampered with, even if they say it's still factory sealed.

    Should I get iLife '08 as well? Reading about the new features hasn't really blown me away, but I'd like to see what people who have actually used it think.

    Can Time Machine use MobileMe's 20 GB of online storage to backup files? I ask because I am considering getting MobileMe as well, and I think that would def. be a huge selling point for me if it can.

    Will I lose all my files (iTunes, iPhoto library, documents, addresses, etc.) when I upgrade? Do I need to take my Macbook to the Apple store to have them make the transition there?

    Would I be better off waiting and buying a whole new computer when Snow Leopard comes out in a year?

    Any advice on whether or not it is worth switching would really be appreciated. I'm on the fence on this one.

    Thanks so much!
  2. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    I thought Leopard was well worth the $116 upgrade! :)

    I have it, but I hardly ever use. Its nice to have when I need to make a movie, or want to fiddle around in Garageband. Not really a upgrade that you need to get.

    I am not sure on this, but I think it is possible to have your MobileMe online storage back up to your time machine drive. I for one do not have MobileMe so don't quote me on this.

    Nope :) , just do an Archive and Install I believe. You do not need to make a trip to the Apple store to upgrade to Leopard. It is a fairly simple process.

    Snow Leopard will be a great upgrade in my opinion, but I think that buy Leopard if you are interested, is the way to go. Chances are that Snow Leopard will not actually be out when they say it will (~August '09) and chances are that it will be buggy. If you want less bugs, then go Leopard.

    Hope this helps
  3. pk78 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008

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