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whoiare
Jul 25, 2012, 07:52 AM
Just as the title says. Im running snow leopard on my 2010 mac mini 8gb ram with the core 2 duo. Ive held off on lion but now with ML im curious. However i have read that some of the airplay mirroring features wont work. Any one have any thoughts on if its worth it?



Rapscallion
Jul 25, 2012, 12:10 PM
Mountain Lion seems to work great on my 2010 mini. I don't see any issues with airplay.

mwhities
Jul 25, 2012, 12:13 PM
I'll be installing it tonight on my early 2009 MacMini. I'll report back once it's completed.

iPhisch
Jul 25, 2012, 03:11 PM
Safari on my Mountain Lion 2010 Mac mini at the time of install was completely useless for me. Every time I click on more than 3 websites, the entire program hangs up, beach ball comes out and the app starts eating RAM like crazy. Like gigs of ram, and I have to force quit. The processor also maxes out. I upgraded this morning from Lion using Splashtop remote desktop on my iPhone, then went home for lunch to try it out. Not sure what to do next. I repaired permissions and verified the disk for fun, no help. Example: I opened safari, clicked on macrumors favorite, clicked on Forum, program is toast, using almost 4gb of RAM before I force quitted. (I'm back at work now typing this).

(I'm hoping that this is just an issue with Mountain Lion Spotlight indexing my data, we'll see this evening when I get home).

krspkbl
Jul 25, 2012, 03:15 PM
I'm putting it on my 2008 aluminium macbook :)

Apparently it runs fine! Might report back with results! Depends how long It'll take to install :o

mabaker
Jul 25, 2012, 03:16 PM
For AirPlay use AirParrot and you'll be fine.

the performance on my 2009 Mini is superb. On par with Snow Leopard.

John.B
Jul 25, 2012, 03:20 PM
I'll be installing it tonight on my early 2009 MacMini. I'll report back once it's completed.

Likewise, Early 2009 mini w/ 4GB and a 500GB drive. I completely skipped Lion, so this should be interesting.

FWIW, I'll be installing it first on a cloned FW drive, just in case...

mwhities
Jul 25, 2012, 03:32 PM
Likewise, Early 2009 mini w/ 4GB and a 500GB drive. I completely skipped Lion, so this should be interesting.

FWIW, I'll be installing it first on a cloned FW drive, just in case...

Nice. Early 2009 with 8GBs ram and 64GBs SSD drive here. I'm backing up and just installing on the main drive.

John.B
Jul 25, 2012, 03:41 PM
Nice. Early 2009 with 8GBs ram and 64GBs SSD drive here. I'm backing up and just installing on the main drive.

Depending on how this goes, I may upgrade the ol' girl to 8GB/1TB. :cool:

mwhities
Jul 25, 2012, 03:43 PM
Depending on how this goes, I may upgrade the ol' girl to 8GB/1TB. :cool:

My cd/dvd drive died, so I put a 750GB 7200RPM drive there instead. :)

John.B
Jul 25, 2012, 11:44 PM
Just as the title says. Im running snow leopard on my 2010 mac mini 8gb ram with the core 2 duo. Ive held off on lion but now with ML im curious.
I've been running Mountain Lion for the past hour or so on my 2GHz Early 2009 Mac mini (Macmini3,1) on an external 500GB/5400rpm/FW800 hard drive.

Initial impressions are that it runs great. Once Spotlight caught up on the external drive, it seems to be running as fast as it ever did with Leopard or Snow Leopard (I skipped Lion).

However i have read that some of the airplay mirroring features wont work. Any one have any thoughts on if its worth it?
Sadly, there is no Airplay Mirroring on the menu bar for our older minis. Not without some sort of clever hack or a third party solution. I don't know if that's a deficiency of the 9400M video or something else, but I've been able to stream HD video from iTunes to my 2nd Gen :apple:TV since Snow Leopard (and still can under Mountain Lion).

alexreich
Jul 26, 2012, 12:30 AM
It runs great on the 2010 mini in my signature below.

mentaluproar
Jul 26, 2012, 12:34 AM
airplay ≠ airplay mirroring

That being said, there is more to mountain lion than airplay mirroring. The only biggie you will be giving up is Roestta support and $20.