Upgrading Early 2008 to Snow Leopard or Lion?

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

  1. Benjer macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2006
    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

    Dec 8, 2009
    Boston, MA
    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

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    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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