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Old 27-04-2013, 13:46
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I have the Old macbook, currently running 10.6.8 should i upgrade to snow leopard OS or mountain lion, ive read all sorts of bad reviews about mountain lion.
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Old 27-04-2013, 14:41
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You already have Snow Leopard if you have 10.6.x
An old Macbook is probably going to struggle with Mountain Lion - depends on age, amount of RAM and whether officially supported by Mountain Lion - so milage may vary.
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Old 27-04-2013, 15:58
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I have the Old macbook, currently running 10.6.8 should i upgrade to snow leopard OS or mountain lion, ive read all sorts of bad reviews about mountain lion.
as above, you already have Snow Leopard if you have 10.6.8

depending on whether your hardware supports it, your options are 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion.

you will need to see if your hardware is within the supported specs.
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Old 27-04-2013, 19:43
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Thanks chenks
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:12
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If I were you I'd keep Snow Leopard on it for now. It's quite alright. I'm still using it on my Macbook Pro.
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:25
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Surprisingly Apple are still releasing security patches for Snow Leopard.. last one was 15/03..... but unlike Msoft they don't release dates on when they'll stop releasing updates to fix vulnerabilities. However they've stopped doing this for Leopard so I imagine that support for SL is going to run out soon... just something to be aware of if you plan to remain with SL
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Old 28-04-2013, 00:33
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^ I'm not too worried about that. It's a Mac after all
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Old 28-04-2013, 10:24
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If I were you I'd keep Snow Leopard on it for now. It's quite alright. I'm still using it on my Macbook Pro.
if you need/want icloud support though then SL won't suffice.
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Old 28-04-2013, 11:30
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if you need/want icloud support though then SL won't suffice.
I don't use iCloud. If I need cloud storage I use Dropbox. I mostly use it for my Android phone.
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:17
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Was debating to put antivirus on my mac, went on to pc advisor site and they said not to, of course if your a buissness with a network of macs would be a good idea.
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:04
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I don't use iCloud. If I need cloud storage I use Dropbox. I mostly use it for my Android phone.
that's good for you, but some people want/need icloud support in the OS.
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:04
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Was debating to put antivirus on my mac, went on to pc advisor site and they said not to, of course if your a buissness with a network of macs would be a good idea.
not required.
common sense should be enough to keep you safe.
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:45
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I've run a "buissness" with a network of Macs for over a decade. No "protection" software installed. I just use that commodity called common sense.
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Old 28-04-2013, 20:28
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I've run a "buissness" with a network of Macs for over a decade. No "protection" software installed. I just use that commodity called common sense.
Is a 'business' something dodgy and different from a normal business?
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Old 28-04-2013, 20:53
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Is a 'business' something dodgy and different from a normal business?
No, a 'buissness' is something altogether different (see post #10 for the original typo...)
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Old 28-04-2013, 20:54
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No, a 'buissness' is something altogether different (see post #10 for the original typo...)
LOL Didn't notice that!
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:07
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that's good for you, but some people want/need icloud support in the OS.
I know they do, but I personally prefer Dropbox for cloud storage.
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:40
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I've run a "buissness" with a network of Macs for over a decade. No "protection" software installed. I just use that commodity called common sense.
Yeah OSX has no security flaws .

So much stupid advice still comes from mac users.
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:58
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Yeah OSX has no security flaws .

So much stupid advice still comes from mac users.
You could have the most secure OS in the world but there will always be the one major flaw ready to compromise everything - the user. This includes both Martin and any of his employees (who may well not be as gifted as him in the knowledge of IT Security).

This is also sidestepping around the fact that as a business you also have certain moral and legal obligations regarding data security.
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Old 28-04-2013, 22:29
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Unless you have a reason to upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion, Id stick with Snow Leopard. The Lion OS' are a step backwards in user friendliness, while the added features aren't a deal breaker.
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