Snow Leopard Or Lion On My C2D White MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Goftrey, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    I've just picked up a 2ghz C2D MacBook w/ 2gb RAM for a mere £110. Under Snow Leopard I'm loving the speeds I'm achieving and it's a smooth as a knife through butter. I was wondering if updating to Lion is a necessary upgrade? I've heard that Lion is a bit of a resource hog & graphically runs poor on the GMA950. (I come from a PowerPC Mac background, this is my first Intel Mac so I don't have too much knowledge on Snow Leopard +).

    Thanks in advance guys :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it's not necessary, and Lion isn't available for purchase anymore. You'd be getting Mountain Lion if you upgrade beyond Snow Leopard. I only upgrade to a new OS version if it has features I need or want, that my current OS doesn't provide.
     
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Snow Leopard would be best for your macbook. I have the early 2008 macbook and I have Lion on it. I used to run it on Snow Leopard. I wish I could roll it back to SL. The only thing that is keeping me from rolling back to SL is iCloud.

    Increase you RAM and put an SSD on that sucker, the mechanical 5400rpm is just too slow.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Sure it is. Just call 1800MYAPPLE and for $20 they will email you a code to DL it on the App Store.
     

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