7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2012 4:20 PM by pieman44
pieman44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was about to upgrade to Lion when I decided to scan the reviews first. Whew, seems I dodged a bullet. I'm wondering if any late 2008 MBP users have had a positive experience with upgrade. Mine is stock 15" 2.4gz,2x1g ram(upgrade ram soon). SL is great. Thought I wanted iCloud access, but, apparently not worth the cost/potential problems. Juss sayin'.

     Thanks!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    You're Welcome.

     

    You definitely have to have heavy iron and mucho RAM to deal with the fat cat.

  • 2. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,535 points)

    My late 2008 MBP works just fine with Lion. Snow Leopard was a little snappier, but no regrets. You will need 4 GB of RAM, in my opinion.

     

    charlie

  • 3. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    pieman44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Forgive my ignorance but, what do you mean by "heavy iron"?

  • 4. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    In this context, sufficent CPU power. That's why the "Core 2 Duo" and the minimum GHz requirements; older Macs just don't have the oomph, which will lead to unsatisfactory response and complaints. Heck, the upcoming cat, Mountain Lion, has even more stringent requirements that will leave a lot of still good Macs in the dust.

  • 5. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    pieman44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Courcoul, I was thinking that was what you meant. Anyway, I'll probably stick with the Snow Leopard since i have no issues with it and rather like this OS. If you couldn't tell already, this is my very first computer ever(& I'm no spring chicken). I was so impressed with it up until now. With the OS changes/upgrades, I'm concerned how much longer this investment will be viable.

  • 6. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    You CAN have your cake and eat it too!. If you have enough room in the HDD, you can split it up into two partitions, one being the SL system you already have, and install Lion on the second one. Then you can reboot into either one and get to know the fat cat more intimately. 20GB or so should be sufficent for a Lion testbed.

  • 7. Re: Lion and Late 2008 MBP?
    pieman44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a great suggestion. I can foresee that happening. Much appreciated again.