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HappyFred
Aug 3, 2012, 03:26 PM
I have a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 MacBook Pro.
Currently using 10.6.8 OS X. If I upgraded to 10.8, it costed 14. I wonder if it worth it? Any news to the next OS?



idiiamots
Aug 3, 2012, 03:53 PM
Is 14 going to break the bank for you? If not, yes it's worth it.

50548
Aug 3, 2012, 03:59 PM
Nope. Keep SL.

Icy1007
Aug 3, 2012, 04:01 PM
Yes. It's worth it.

Krazy Bill
Aug 3, 2012, 04:15 PM
The value of anything depends on the buyer.

I guess if you have to ask... you don't really need it. :D

mabaker
Aug 3, 2012, 04:26 PM
If you stayed with SL then you had your reasons. I'm sure ML will not change anything in your reasoning. It's a different OS with iOSification and some really nice touches but it may not fit the bill for you.

concernedone
Aug 3, 2012, 05:17 PM
I wish I haven't upgraded from SL. >.>

but if you like iOS and iOS integration, then you should b/c then you would be very happy with messages app, reminders, notes like u have on your iOS device.

HappyFred
Aug 3, 2012, 05:32 PM
Is 14 going to break the bank for you? If not, yes it's worth it.
Will it improve the overall performance?

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The value of anything depends on the buyer.

I guess if you have to ask... you don't really need it. :D
If it would improve, but not worsen, the performance, I might consider to get it.

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If you stayed with SL then you had your reasons. I'm sure ML will not change anything in your reasoning. It's a different OS with iOSification and some really nice touches but it may not fit the bill for you.
I don't find the updated softwares attractive to me.

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I wish I haven't upgraded from SL. >.>

but if you like iOS and iOS integration, then you should b/c then you would be very happy with messages app, reminders, notes like u have on your iOS device.
Did 10.8 worsen your mac performance? I have got 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Ram, is it enough for ML?

vladster
Aug 3, 2012, 06:21 PM
I have a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 MacBook Pro.
Currently using 10.6.8 OS X. If I upgraded to 10.8, it costed 14. I wonder if it worth it? Any news to the next OS?

If you need some particular ML features, then upgrade. Otherwise stay y with SL.

My MB Pro 2012 came pre-installed with Lion, and I had free upgrade to ML. So for me there was no reason not to upgrade... since I didn't like Lion anyways.

But my other MacBook is with SL and I will stay with SL on that one.

For my type of OS usage (I'm mostly using 3rd party software) I got no value in ML by itself.

jlrathke
Aug 3, 2012, 06:29 PM
Like someone said, it really is up to the individual user. I have an early 2011 MBP that came with SL and a late 2011 mini that came with Lion. The SL on the MBP worked just fine and I never upgraded that machine to Lion. The mini with Lion always beach-balled on me and was a little annoying. That has drastically improved with ML, so I upgraded the MBP as well to ML, plus it's nice to have the same OS on both machines. It is nice to surf youtube for music videos and airplay to my ATV with the MBP, so for me it was worth it.

I say Yes,

Jerry

HappyFred
Aug 3, 2012, 06:59 PM
If you need some particular ML features, then upgrade. Otherwise stay y with SL.

My MB Pro 2012 came pre-installed with Lion, and I had free upgrade to ML. So for me there was no reason not to upgrade... since I didn't like Lion anyways.

But my other MacBook is with SL and I will stay with SL on that one.

For my type of OS usage (I'm mostly using 3rd party software) I got no value in ML by itself.
I didn't use a lot of softwares. Normally, I watch video on youtube and do some recording by garage band.

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Like someone said, it really is up to the individual user. I have an early 2011 MBP that came with SL and a late 2011 mini that came with Lion. The SL on the MBP worked just fine and I never upgraded that machine to Lion. The mini with Lion always beach-balled on me and was a little annoying. That has drastically improved with ML, so I upgraded the MBP as well to ML, plus it's nice to have the same OS on both machines. It is nice to surf youtube for music videos and airplay to my ATV with the MBP, so for me it was worth it.

I say Yes,

Jerry
I am not familiar with Airplay. Could you tell me more about it?

Krazy Bill
Aug 3, 2012, 07:28 PM
I didn't use a lot of softwares. Normally, I watch video on youtube and do some recording by garage band.

Stay with SL.


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I am not familiar with Airplay. Could you tell me more about it?

Fred. The entire interwebz is at your disposal. No need waiting for others to explain this.

Since you're a youtube fan I bet there's actual video reviews there.

jlrathke
Aug 3, 2012, 08:10 PM
I am not familiar with Airplay. Could you tell me more about it?

Short version - If you have a supported mac you can mirror your display to Apple TV....

murkymudkip
Aug 3, 2012, 11:13 PM
I have the same specs as you, and I also came from 10.6.8. For the latest features and updates without any sacrifice in speed or anything else, the leap to mountain lion was well worth it.

HappyFred
Aug 4, 2012, 06:39 AM
Stay with SL.


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Fred. The entire interwebz is at your disposal. No need waiting for others to explain this.

Since you're a youtube fan I bet there's actual video reviews there.
Thanks for your suggestion.

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Short version - If you have a supported mac you can mirror your display to Apple TV....
I don't have an Apple TV. Wouldn't be useful for me.

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I have the same specs as you, and I also came from 10.6.8. For the latest features and updates without any sacrifice in speed or anything else, the leap to mountain lion was well worth it.
I don't think there are lots of improvement, so I decided to stay with 10.6.8.
Thanks for everyone who reply.

50548
Aug 4, 2012, 11:13 AM
I don't think there are lots of improvement, so I decided to stay with 10.6.8.
Thanks for everyone who reply.

Congrats for the wise decision; ML brings nothing new to the table apart from AirPlay - which is not compatible with your model anyway.

ML is Lion even further iOSified - that's all.

JacaByte
Aug 4, 2012, 11:22 AM
Stay with SL until they optimize animations in OS X 10.8.1+. Right now they not only animate improperly (artifacts and icons get torn across the screen when using Mission Control and App Expose, windows get torn up when transitioning to full screen, etc) they're also herky jerky, you'd swear you were using your grandma's old Compaq. The new features ML brings are worth the $20 now, but you might want to wait until animations get improved.

jnl1211
Aug 4, 2012, 11:35 AM
Stay with SL until they optimize animations in OS X 10.8.1+. Right now they not only animate improperly (artifacts and icons get torn across the screen when using Mission Control and App Expose, windows get torn up when transitioning to full screen, etc) they're also herky jerky, you'd swear you were using your grandma's old Compaq. The new features ML brings are worth the $20 now, but you might want to wait until animations get improved.

You must have it on that old G4 cause on my Air it's quick and smooth

boilingpoint
Aug 4, 2012, 12:22 PM
(Mountain) Lion is not for a notebook or desktop computer that has only keyboard and mouse for its input device, but for a tablet computer such as iPad.

As everybody said, almost all new features come from iToy, and therefore useless to a desktop computer.

JacaByte
Aug 4, 2012, 01:19 PM
Joy, it works well on your air, so why doesn't it work well on a Macbook Pro that outclasses your MBA in terms of GPU and CPU power? Is it because it's simply newer? Because that's not an excuse either.

jnl1211
Aug 4, 2012, 05:17 PM
Joy, it works well on your air, so why doesn't it work well on a Macbook Pro that outclasses your MBA in terms of GPU and CPU power? Is it because it's simply newer? Because that's not an excuse either.

I apologize that you let my referencing my Air offended you.

boilingpoint
Aug 4, 2012, 05:20 PM
Joy, it works well on your air, so why doesn't it work well on a Macbook Pro that outclasses your MBA in terms of GPU and CPU power? Is it because it's simply newer? Because that's not an excuse either.

Your 2010 MBP is too old to run ML. Apple recommends you to purchase a new Mac to run ML. :rolleyes:

kemo
Aug 4, 2012, 05:27 PM
Stay with SL until they optimize animations in OS X 10.8.1+. Right now they not only animate improperly (artifacts and icons get torn across the screen when using Mission Control and App Expose, windows get torn up when transitioning to full screen, etc) they're also herky jerky, you'd swear you were using your grandma's old Compaq. The new features ML brings are worth the $20 now, but you might want to wait until animations get improved.

I gotta say I have exactly zero issues with ML itself (artifacts you mentioned), but apps like XCode. Smoothness (animations like expose, switching between desktops etc.) of the OS is much better than it was on Lion and I can say it's similar to the SL, which I still keep installed on my second MBP.

tkermit
Aug 4, 2012, 05:30 PM
Yes. You should probably be upgrading just for the security improvements (and continued updates) alone.

=> Major overhaul makes OS X Lion king of security (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/21/mac_os_x_lion_security/)+ Mountain Lion Improvements like Kernel ASLR and Gatekeeper.

kemo
Aug 4, 2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks for your suggestion.

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I don't have an Apple TV. Wouldn't be useful for me.

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I don't think there are lots of improvement, so I decided to stay with 10.6.8.
Thanks for everyone who reply.

Exactly that's why I stayed with my second laptop on 10.6.8 and only installed ML on the new one because of XCode. The only features of ML Im using actively is Notes - synced with iPad and from time to time I check what's in notification center. Ahh and I can't forget the great feature "Group windows by application" which was the first thing I did set off on ML when boot up for the first time.

thermodynamic
Aug 4, 2012, 09:14 PM
I have a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 MacBook Pro.
Currently using 10.6.8 OS X. If I upgraded to 10.8, it costed 14. I wonder if it worth it? Any news to the next OS?

Do a web search on "10.8 battery life" and see what happens.

I kept SL on my 2011 MBP because 10.7 sucked out the battery's very soul very quickly. Piqued by 10.8, it , so far, does not seem to rectify the battery problem so far... :(

Since Apple made a battery life claim, I'm sticking to that. The newer MBPs must have much larger batteries to promote anything similar to the battery lifespan of the 2011 models...

laudern
Aug 4, 2012, 09:19 PM
I did an upgrade from SL to L last year and it sucked ass. Slow as balls and MC was just crap. So I was a bit apprehensive going from SL to ML, but last week I did it and I couldnt be more happy. Just as fast as SL, MC is pretty much as good as expose (I only use 1 monitor, 1 space). So yep, overall happy with ML. I did a clean install with ML btw