Should I upgrade 10.4.11 to 10.6 on a 15" macbookpro, 2Ghz coreduo, 2Gbram, 100GbHD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pris, May 22, 2010.

  1. pris macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking of upgrading my OS and I am not sure if it's going to work fine, if it's going to be slower...
    should i stay with this old system 10.4.11 or the 10.6 will improve my computer?
    thanks a lot!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're happy with Tiger, I'd say stick with it. Leopard and Snow Leopard added a bit of bloat to the OS, and so performance may be less then what you see now, especially given that you're running a coreduo as opposed to a Core 2 Duo
     
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I would say it's absolutely worth it. We are also reaching the point where no software will often not support 10.4 anymore, so at some point you'll have to upgrade. I ran Snow Leopard on a 2006 MacBook with 2 GB of RAM, and it runs absolutely fine.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    SL ran perfectly fine on my 1.66CD mini. RAM is important and mine had 2GB. The only issue with running it on that MBP is some people have had driver problems with the X1600 graphics card and SL, I see some tearing and blocking on my X1600 C2D iMac that isn't there on Tiger, Leopard, XP or W7.
     
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  7. miknos Suspended

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    I've used all.

    My recommendation is to upgrade to 10.5.8. You'll get plenty of features and as gnasher729 said, many apps won't support 10.4.

    From Leopard to Snow Leopard you won't see many differences. Get 10.5.8 and wait a few more SL updates before upgrading. SL is not as stable now (comparing to 10.5.8).
     

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