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hi everyone! new here on the forum and im lookin for advice! i have a macbook pro 15inch that i bought in 2006 - 2.16ghz intel core duo processor and 2GB of ram (which is the maximum amount this notebook can take). i am currently running OS X 10.4.11 - my question is - should i upgrade to snow leopard? and will doin so slow my computer down? i really appreciate the help - im trying to make this notebook last for atleast another 2 years!
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I'm positive that you'd do fine with Leopard, but someone else will weigh in on the requirements for Snow Leopard. Or, you can probably find out yourself on Apple's web site.

In anticipation of your next question, to go all the way to SL, you are supposed to buy the Box Set, which includes iLife '09 and costs $169. Leopard can be had for a little less, but you have to call Apple to order it, if they have any left.
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my question is - should i upgrade to snow leopard? and will doin so slow my computer down? i really appreciate the help - im trying to make this notebook last for atleast another 2 years!
According to Apple...your computer tasks are supposed to speed up because Snow Leopard was written & optimized for the Intel processor.

Give this a read:

Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Refining the user experience

In the real world...the actual speed increases do not seem to be as promising or noticeable as Apple advertises.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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