Upgrading Early 2008 to Snow Leopard or Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Benjer, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Benjer macrumors member

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    Our trusty 2008 MacBook is running fine on 10.5.8, but a few applications such as Firefox and Chrome have dropped support for anything earlier than Snow Leopard. I plan on upgrading to Snow Leopard, but I'm curious if anyone has experience putting Lion on an early 2008 MacBook. Is the upgrade to 10.7 worth the additional $30? Will my older Macbook do well running it? It's got 2GB of RAM. Thoughts?
     
  2. danistyping macrumors regular

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    I don't have that particular model macbook, but running lion on 2gb ram sounds horrendous to me....

    I think you'll find snow leopard to be a nice upgrade.
     
  3. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same model (April 2008) and recommend Snow Leopard. We can go to Lion, but not Mountain Lion. Until some of my favorite software requires Mountain Lion or later, I plan to keep the Macbook for a while longer.
     

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