Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 3:08 AM (in response to burlin1)
it should run well, i have a MacPro Late 2008 running 10.7 (yes i know it's 2 years older...) but i also have a MacBook 2006 only with Core2Duo Processor and 2GB RAM and even there 10.7 runs well (as long as i don't do games or so, but that depends on the graphics card, so the MacPro has a better one...) so my answer is = yes it works
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to burlin1)
Dual boot and evaluate.
You lose Rosetta of course.
1000s of owners of course are running Lion and/or both.
Why do you need it? does your software need upgrading? have you upgraded your hardware? like more RAM and newer graphic card... and of course backups and ready to dual boot.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to BitterCreek)
Thanks to all of you for your responses! There's only a couple apps that don't run on 10.6.8, I really don't need them. After reading everthing I think I'll just stick with 10.6.8.. Maybe if I can find a good buy on a 2008 or newer Mac Pro I'll switch over to Mtn Lion.....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to burlin1)
I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, because of some new software I wanted, which would not run on Snow Leopard.
Downloaded the Lion OS from the App Store.
Had one app that needed Rosetta. So I upgraded it to latest version for $150, so it could run on Lion. Its a better version, and one which needed upgrading anyway.
I pitched a few Rosetta-dependent apps which I wasn't using. Don't miss them.
However, I abandoned Snow Leopard, completely, and have no regrets.
Lion runs fine and most apps seem to be faster, as well.
Am running all my apps and docs on SSDs, with doubled HD disk back-ups, via CCC.
All in all, it feels like a newer computer...and I'm pleased with the outcome.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to john from palm harbor)
Even if you plan to stick with Lion only
Don't install Lion on your SL boot drive
Do use Setup Assistant
Give yourself a week or two to sort things out
SA or Migration Assistant makes it safe easy and fast
Upgrading to Lion over SL can be prone to problems and it is wise to not take chance, to insure you start clean and not bring over old out of date drivers, programs, plugins and background apps -
Having a small fast SSD isolating the OS/apps on it from all your data helps as well.
When they ditched all the 68K code as much as possible in favor of PowerPC only it also made a difference - was t he only way to patch and fix some outstanding issues (but there was still some 68k that OS 9.x never could get rid of entirely. Now you see where even Carbon apps have limitations along with PowerPC the OS kept.
I never can seem to catch or see all the typos when typing on darn tablets and phones.