I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for:
- tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome),
- word processing (Office/iWork),
- and maybe some iPhoto work.
The most important factor is speed (operating, startup, etc.), and all the added features of each OS X are secondary.
Which operating system — the latest Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion — will run the fastest on this MacBook?
- 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- 120 GB HDD 5400-rpm
- Currently with OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)