Should I upgrade to OS Mavericks?

dejavuu

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I have a Macbook unibody mid 2010, 4gb ram, samsung evo 840 250gb ssd, and currently running on 10.6.8.

Will I notice a significant improvement if I were to upgrade?
 

Weaselboy

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I don't know that I would use the word significant, but Mavericks does have better memory management, so with a 4GB machine like yours you may see some improvement.

The overriding issue IMO is that Snow Leopard is no longer receiving security updates.
 

east85

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Probably, for the following reasons:

1. Better RAM management, compressed memory coded into OS X to prevent bottlenecks and slowdowns. Limited RAM goes further.
2. Better CPU management, doesn't run as hot and buffs out up cycles with intensive processes.
3. As mentioned above, still receives security updates.
4. Improved battery performance overall, due to CPU management.

With that said, you'll be fine on 4 gigs of RAM if you go to Mavericks.
 

Mr Pink57

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I use a mid 2009 macbook on OS X Mavericks and it runs great, it was running much smoother than my GF's MBP 2011 on Lion. I think this is mostly due to a SSD vs the 4gb of ram upgrade (she has 4gb of ram).
 

Altemose

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I have a Macbook unibody mid 2010, 4gb ram, samsung evo 840 250gb ssd, and currently running on 10.6.8.

Will I notice a significant improvement if I were to upgrade?
Your clincher would be if you need PowerPC support! If not then I would hold off until 10.9.3 IMO.