Seduced by the promises of considerably better features and performance, I bought the Leopard upgrade along with iWork 08 for my MacBook G4 running at 1 GHz with 1GB of RAM. Big mistake on my part. ** Update – it’s a PowerBook and iLife, not iWork – need more coffee before typing too many details.
The MacBook still crashes at random times, a real problem when recording live music. It runs slower than with Tiger, although not as much slower as going from Windows XP to Vista.
Worst of all, iMovie 08 works ONLY on Intel chips. This could be my mistake, thinking Apple wouldn’t obsolete a hardware line only two generations old, but they did for some programs. I hoped the listing for Intel Macs was the recommended platform, not that mandatory platform.. But now I have iWork 08 running with iMovie 06 on Leopard.
Some reviews of the iMovie upgrade from 06 to 08 make it sound like I’m lucky, but I can’t judge for myself since I can’t install iMovie 08.
My MacBook is now slower after the upgrade, I see no appreciable advantage after the upgrade, and I spent money out of pocket for nothing. I expected this kind of upgrade experience form Microsoft, not from Apple.