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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

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Originally Posted by mapleridge818 View Post
Is there a major advantage to running the newer OS? Is 10.8 something that should be of major importance to me? I'm still running 10.5 right now.
What would running 10.8 enable you to do that 10.7 would not?
Thanks for the responses.
You're not considering one other possibility...what about OS versions beyond OS 10.8 (such as OS 10.9, OS 10.10...or whatever they are called). No guarantees that the iMac's you're looking at will be able to run them...but you already know that the early Mac Pro's cannot (since it cannot even run OS 10.8).

You can also run into a lot of compatibility problems if you cannot run newer versions of the Mac OS. Printer compatibility, browser compatibility, iPhone, iPad, iPod compatibility, etc.

If you are running OS 10.5 currently...and need continued PPC app. compatibility...then the Mac Pro would be a possibility.

But if you currently have the chance to buy a newer computer...wouldn't you want it to be as modern as possible?? From the day you get it...it will only be getting older...and less and less compatible as time goes on.

Just some stuff to consider.

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