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Nick521
Dec 11, 2012, 05:41 PM
I have a mid-2010 MBP running Snow Leopard. Should I upgrade to ML?



Troneas
Dec 11, 2012, 05:44 PM
yes.

simsaladimbamba
Dec 11, 2012, 05:58 PM
Depends on your needs and if OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion offers you anything you like and want.

I guess you do not use Spaces and other parts, that have been gone in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

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Nick521
Dec 11, 2012, 06:30 PM
Thank you! I edited the title.

I am thinking about upgrading to ML, but people are telling me not to because SL is a very stable OS.

No, I do not use Spaces or other parts that have been removed with ML.

Depends on your needs and if OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion offers you anything you like and want.

I guess you do not use Spaces and other parts, that have been gone in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

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simsaladimbamba
Dec 11, 2012, 06:33 PM
Thank you! I edited the title.

I am thinking about upgrading to ML, but people are telling me not to because SL is a very stable OS.

No, I do not use Spaces or other parts that have been removed with ML.

Then try it. I have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion twice last year and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion twice this year, and I always reverted back to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and I always upgraded to a new Mac OS X version within two weeks to a month after its release since Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

Just makje sure to have a working backup, I for instance cloned my existing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard install onto another HDD via CarbonCopyCloner (http://www.bombich.com), then upgraded via the ML installer to ML and after trying it again for a day and being fed up with the little things and hangups at really strange places, I reverted back to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in less than an hour by booting from the clone and cloning Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard back to the internal SSD/HDD after formatting it.

How to format a new HDD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12483448&postcount=22)

Nick521
Dec 11, 2012, 06:44 PM
Thanks so much! I just bought a new iMac and have ML and seem to like it. I like the iCloud sync of my contacts, calendar, etc. So, thought I would try it with my MBP.

Then try it. I have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion twice last year and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion twice this year, and I always reverted back to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and I always upgraded to a new Mac OS X version within two weeks to a month after its release since Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

Just makje sure to have a working backup, I for instance cloned my existing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard install onto another HDD via CarbonCopyCloner (http://www.bombich.com), then upgraded via the ML installer to ML and after trying it again for a day and being fed up with the little things and hangups at really strange places, I reverted back to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in less than an hour by booting from the clone and cloning Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard back to the internal SSD/HDD after formatting it.

How to format a new HDD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto) (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12483448&postcount=22)