Upgrading Operating System

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  1. tim15749 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a 2009 MacBook Pro (5,3 Core 2 Duo 4GB memory) running 10.6.8. It looks like I'm going to have to upgrade the os but the question is should I do it in one bound to 10.10 or progress to, say, 10.8 (Mountain Lion-still supported I believe) ? I don't want to cause more problems than are necessary. I know that I'll lose the ability to use any old PowerPC applications but is there any other difficulty that I should be aware of.
    I have an even older 2006 MacBook Pro which also runs 10.6.8 and I know that can't be further upgraded. However the two machines are currently wirelessly interconnected. Will this be lost if the newer machine has a newer operating system?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I would suggest Mountain Lion 10.8.5 as being the best OS for a 2009 MacBook (unless there is some reason why you absolutely must use a version of the OS that is more recent than that).

    The 2006 MacBook can serve as your platform for running old apps that are PowerPC.

    I don't see any problems insofar as connecting the two machines wirelessly.

    Although it helps to keep a USB flashdrive around, sometimes transferring files that way is just as easy....
     
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  4. tim15749 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your advice and will go with the Mountain Lion option
     
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