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I have an older Macbook and want to check if it will run Snow Leopard and what the experience would be like. It has 1GB of RAM, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and uses a Intel GMA x3100 for grahics. If it will run ok, are there any features of Snow leopard I would not be able to use. Thanks
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As long as it is an Intel CPU you can run SL or Lion if you wanted. I would advise to check if your Printers and other applications that you use regularly support SL.

Also you might want to upgrade your RAM to 2GB.

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From your description you have a circa-2008 machine, you are fine for Snow Leopard or Lion.

As for a detailed description of the features and changes, google "guide to snow leopard" and I'm sure you'll find something. Your local library or bookstore is also still likely to have books on SL available if you prefer that method.

I definitely second adding more RAM to it. You may be able to go as high as 4GB, if you can you should.

Snow Leopard is still available for $30. You will likely want to move up to Lion in short order, however, and that will be another $30 (but you gain iCloud, which is worth way more than $30 all by itself IMO).
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Thanks for the answers
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