upgrading to leopard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by blueicedj, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    So I need a new computer for school. I want the new imac that's coming out soon, but I also want leopard. I was wondering if it's better to get a machine pre-installed with leopard, or if upgrading is just as good, because I know that vista has issues when you want to upgrade.
  2. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    Any fairly-recent Macintosh computer will upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" fine. I'm sure when you decide to get an iMac (maybe even when they are updated) it will run Leopard fine. You may have to buy Leopard and upgrade it yourself, but that's not a hard thing to do. :)

    Upgrading the OS on the Mac would be easy, you shouldn't have any horror stories unless some software isn't compatible (which by then there may be updates), but you'll just have to wait and see if that will be an issue or not.
  3. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    Upgrading is usually ok but I would recommend doing a fresh install. Everything always seems to run better and faster with fresh installs. Sometimes you get weird performance problems when you upgrade.

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