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    Should I install Lion or not?

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    Should I install Lion or not?
    Hi

    I have Lion working well on my new iMac 27" and MBP 13". These machines have 16Gb and 8Gb or RAM respectively. They came with Lion installed. However, I also have a second, white 2007 iMac running Snow Leopard, and it is maxed out at 2.5Gb RAM.

    I am considering installing Lion on the older iMac but have been told that it does' really have enough RAM and it would be best to stick with Snow Leopard. Is this actually the case or would you advise going ahead with Lion.

    I like the idea of using the new OS features like Airdrop on all my machines but don't want to struggle with performance if Lion makes too many demands on my old iMac.

    All advice gratefully received.

    Willie

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    Should I install Lion or not?
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    Lion really needs 4 GB of memory in order to function with any kind of real speed and mix. I would probably leave the iMac running Snow Leopard.

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    Should I install Lion or not?

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    Thanks chscag. This confirms what I have been told. I will probably just leave it then.

    Willie

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    Should I install Lion or not?
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    It also makes it nice to run legacy apps if you need to since Lion will not.

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