Should and Could I upgrade to Lion from SL

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by machomer, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. machomer macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM macbook pro. Can this setup run Lion? and the new Mountain Lion coming this year?

    If I can run Mountain Lion, do I need Lion installed in order to upgrade to Mountain Lion or can I go from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Yup, the C2D is capable of running both Lion and Mountain Lion. I'm on Lion and have no problems.
     
  3. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    I am still on SL, thinking about Lion and then ML. I would bet that no one knows if you will be able to go straight from SL to ML at this time. If we find out it will work, I will hold off till ML comes out.
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

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    Your MBP will love Lion very much...Trust me...Mountain Lion will make your MBP feel young again
     
  5. chrisbetty macrumors 6502

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    Lion to me feels like it belongs more on a MacBook more so then an iMac with all the multitasking gestures,I bought a trackpad just cause of it and I love lion and can't wait for mountain lion
     
  6. Karstenp macrumors newbie

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    I've heard several of my friends complain that their macs have gotten slower since installing Lion. Have anyone experienced that?

    I'm considering upgrading - but only because I have to. Mobile me ends in June, which means that I cant use my email (that I use for my business) unless I go to iCloud. And in order for me to go to iCloud I also have to go to Lion. I feel like Apple really has me by the balls on this one (excuse my language).
     
  7. throAU macrumors 601

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    I have a mac mini core 2 duo 1.8 running Lion Server with 2gb ram.

    It can be done.

    4gb ram is a lot better, GF's laptop is a Core 2 Duo 1.6 (MBA in my sig) running Lion, again with no issues.

    Had a couple of weird things happen when doing an upgrade from SL, but a clean install has been fine.

    Your machine should run it fine. If you had 2gb ram though, I would have recommended staying on snow leopard. Safari in particular hogs a fair bit more memory on Lion (or used to, on 10.7.0 anyway).

    I haven't noticed any real speed decrease, so long as you have enough ram (4gb) you should be fine. IMHO, the extra features are worth the RAM usage.
     

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