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OS 10.4 - Leopard vs. snow leopard


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I have a 3 year old macbook, with Tiger OS X. I want to update the OS and I was wondering if I should go ahead and get Leopard or wait until whenever Snow Leopard comes out. I'm not in a huge hurry (Tiger is working Ok for me right now, just not great), but I don't want to wait forever. Also I'm a broke college student and I'm not sure how much Snow Leopard is going to cost. Any suggestions?
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Tough call right now. Very little is known about Snow Leopard in the way of concrete facts. If you can afford to wait, I would. Leopard offers a lot of new features, but none that I would consider Earth-shattering for one that is satisfied with Tiger.

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I'd wait to see what Snow Leopard brings.
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Snow Leopard promises to take up a smaller footprint and run more efficiently than Leopard. You may find that Snow Leopard runs better than Leopard would on a 3 year old machine.

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Thanks, I'm probably going to wait then. My computer has Intel so it can run Leopard and all that
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I have a 3 year old macbook, with Tiger OS X. I want to update the OS and I was wondering if I should go ahead and get Leopard or wait until whenever Snow Leopard comes out. I'm not in a huge hurry (Tiger is working Ok for me right now, just not great), but I don't want to wait forever. Also I'm a broke college student and I'm not sure how much Snow Leopard is going to cost. Any suggestions?
This is what I was wondering. I have Tiger right now on my Mac Pro, but Leopard on my Macbook. I like the features of Leopard and want to put it on my Mac Pro, but I don't NEED it so I was wondering if I should wait for Snow Leopard.

My real question was whether Snow Leopard was just going to be an update, or a whole new OS that will need to be bought and installed. If it was just an update, I'd get Leopard now and update when it comes down, but it seems to be a new OS.

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I am pretty sure you are going to have to buy it, so just wait patiently, after all Tiger is still a fantastic OS

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You're going to have to buy it. It's internally known as 10.6 anyway.

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Yeah I was also curious if Snow Leopard was just an update to Leopard and you had to already have Leopard. But it definitely sounds like Snow Leopard is it's own OS. I guess there's nothing to do but wait and see.
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I have a 3 year old macbook, with Tiger OS X. I want to update the OS and I was wondering if I should go ahead and get Leopard or wait until whenever Snow Leopard comes out. I'm not in a huge hurry (Tiger is working Ok for me right now, just not great), but I don't want to wait forever. Also I'm a broke college student and I'm not sure how much Snow Leopard is going to cost. Any suggestions?
I have a Macbook like yours (same age anyway) and I am going to wait and see what Snow Leopard brings. I hope though, that Snow Leopard will support our Macbooks from 2006 that only runs 32-bit. I think it will be a big mistake by Apple to "discard" 2,5 year old computers because they can't be upgraded. I know that our computers will run fine with 10.4 and 10.5 but eventually we will bump into software that cannot run on our machines because the software needs 10.6 to run...
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Apple doesn't do "updates" to non pro apps.
OS X, iLife, iWork have never had "update" versions, only full versions.

Personally, I believe 10.6 is still a fair way out yet, so you might be waiting a while. Having said that I wouldn't upgrade to 10.5 at this time, unless I needed it for a certain app.
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I bought Snow Leopard upgrade today. I own a Macbook pro with intel core 2 duo 2.33 ghz, 2gb. I tried doing the upgrade from Tiger and it doesn't work. Installation will get stuck during boot with gear spinning. I've tried different steps from pressing C key and option key. It will not work from Tiger to Snow Leopard upgrade, will need to get the Box Set.
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TMy computer has Intel so it can run Leopard and all that
I know someone with a Core 2 processor who's wondering about Snow Leopard. I think it will run, just not as fast as on a Core 2 Duo processor. I haven't seen that addressed specifically anywhere. How 'bout it?
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