To upgrade or not upgrade, that is the question!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by designer-2008, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. designer-2008 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2014
    Hello All,

    I have a 15" macbook pro (from 2008)

    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.27f3

    I wish to upgrade to Snow leopard, and not higher even if it's possible. But someone spoke of a risk, that it may make the machine
    2) unable to handle large files

    I am a designer and work a lot with softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, sometimes the files are really heavy.

    So can anyone please tell me if this can really happen and I'm better off with Leopard OS X 10.5.8? or whether it's all safe to go to Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I have never read about users having either of those issues with Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is fairly widely viewed as one of the better OS X versions.
  3. rlsikosek macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2014
    the Netherlands
    Snow Leopard is way better than Leopard. Most applications only works with OS X 10.6.8.

    And the biggest thing is that Leopard is outdated

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