Upgrade to LION?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jwolf6589, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    #1
    I have thought about upgrading to Lion from SL but cannot at this time due to finances. However I may move to Mountain Lion, Cheetah, Bobcat, or whatever cat names the next Oses will be. The issue I have is that I would need to upgrade Office, and Quicken. Office 04 & Quicken 06 work fine for my needs so there is no rush to upgrade. However when I do upgrade (as I get the finances) would Lion, or Mountain Lion require me to upgrade my bootcamp partition to Windows Vista or 7? I am using XP and it works well for my limited needs.


    John
     
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

    LostSoul80

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    No, that wouldn't make sense. Windows is in another partition, and shares nothing more than the disk it's hosted on. Upgrading your SL partition doesn't absolutely mean you have to upgrade Windows XP.

    If you decide to upgrade to Lion, make sure you have enough RAM (4 GB will do) and a recent machine (at least C2D). My personal suggestion is to stick with Snow Leopard. Just keep it updated and enjoy Exposé and its resource handling capability.
     

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