Should I upgrade to Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by gangof4, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. gangof4 macrumors member

    gangof4

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    I'm running SL 10.6.8 on a May 2k11 iMac (with the Thunderbolt drive and the i7 Intel QC.) I know I can upgrade to Lion, but I wonder if I should? Most of what I do is grading academic papers on Blackboard 9.1, word processing, etc. No programming, no intensive photo editing, no video, etc. Given that none of the new features are of interest or apply to what I'm doing, I wonder if I should upgrade--or rather wait six months to a year when future applications I need require Lion as a minimum.

    Thoughts or insight welcome.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Only you can know if you should upgrade. Here is a questionnaire I made to help those who don't know what to do.

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    Before completing the questionnaire, ask yourself "Am I an Apple fanboy?" If the answer is yes, then don't bother completing it, Lion is most defiantly for you.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Wow, that's very good. Looks like I'll be upgrading to 10.7.0 =D
     
  4. gangof4 thread starter macrumors member

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    That is a wonderful algorithm Roadbloc, thank you. I think I'll wait a bit however. Snow Leopard does everything I wish it would so I'm fairly happy at present.
     
  5. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Seems like upgrading would be more out of curiosity of the new features... so no need to do it.
     
  6. iL15hts macrumors member

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    Best explanation ever...
     
  7. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    And for people who cannot follow directions... Lion is not for you.
     
  8. Mr Rogers macrumors regular

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    I don't care about new features, all I want is a stable OS that lets me do the work I do and fiddle about.

    If Lion makes my core2duo mac mini and iMac's more responsive - ie, a little faster, I'm in - I've recently switched to SL, all apps are compatible with Lion I hope.

    So, given I've DLed the Lion GM, i take it I should take the plunge and sort out any issues that arise after that.

    One question though, should I disconnect Time Machine for a while, its backing up 10.6.8 currently - my guess being, if I'm not impressed, I can revert back to SL and restore all systems with TM.
     
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  10. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't care about new features you may as well wait a bit for 10.7.2 or .3.

    In the mean time, Snow Leopard is truly an excellent OS. Lion changes a bunch of things in ways that aren't necessarily good (full screen apps are useless on multi-screen setups).
     

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