Upgrade Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hrsetrdr, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. hrsetrdr macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2007
    Is there a compelling reason to upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard->Lion ->Mountain Lion, such as security updates that would be missed otherwise?

    If upgrading Leopard to the current OS is desirable from a security standpoint, would I need to buy Snow Leopard, and Lion in addition to Mountain Lion?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    As long as you practice safe computing, including the recommendations in the link below, you're just as safe from malware on Leopard as you would be on later versions of Mac OS X. The real question is whether any later version has something you need or want that Leopard doesn't provide.

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
  3. hrsetrdr thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2007
    Alright, good to know. OS X 10.5.8 has everything in features that I want/need; almost all the apps I use are Open Source anyway(Firefox,Chome,VNC,Gimp,VLC,VirtualBox etc) so if enhanced security(critical patches) aren't a benefit in 10.6~10.7 then I shall just stay on with Leopard.
  4. Idefix macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2012
    The upgrade to Leopard is called Snow Leopard. The only thing you lose is Appletalk.

    Only upgraded to ML just a couple weeks ago. I'd rather be on Snow Leopard. Lost MacSolitaire, haven't found anything worthy of replacing it. Not at all impressed with Apple's other so-called enhancements.

    There's many reasons for all the talk nowadays about how SL is becoming Apple's equivalent of XP--many well-loved UI were ditched and the replacements aren't well received.

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