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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:41 PM   #51
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okay, we get it dude. you do not like ML. you don't have to post it on every bit of news that comes out about it. damn
Just put me on your "ignore" list, it's easier than wasting your time telling me not to post anymore.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:44 PM   #52
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it still amazes me how many people are willing to just jump on a version 0 of a major software update, without waiting to see if there are problems, or at least until version .1

no way in hell i would risk computer downtime just so i could be "first" to download. i mean, there really is no rush.
I don't do anything on my home computer that would be catastrophic to lose. I could run beta software for day to day operations for all I care, but I don't as I don't want to need to reinstall the system every other day.

I personally always fail to see what people are doing on their home computers that would be so bad if they lost the ability to use their computer for a day or so. As long as you keep backups of things you want to keep (music, videos, photos and so on) I don't see any reason for not "jumping on a .0 version" the same day it is released.

But that is just my view on my home computer and the way i utilize it. My 3 work computers though, that's a whole other thing (I have 2 work laptops for pure redundancy if one of them fails).
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:50 PM   #53
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Curious to see how much of it is even Lion 10.7! A lot of people stuck with Snow leopard last time around.
I wish I had stuck with Snow Leopard. Downloading Mountain Lion on new rMBP now.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:51 PM   #54
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I'm on Mountain Lion

I upgraded my iMac from 10.7 and I like it. It seems to be quicker at most tasks and I haven't run into many applications that need fixing. The apps that seem to be broken are the ones that 'call home.' E.G Gigapan stitcher, etc. I'm not worried though as I don't use those very often and can wait for a fix.

I also like the fact that now I have airplay on iTunes!!! That was actually the major reason for me upgrading to 10.8.

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:51 PM   #55
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Only 3%. I always use to think of the typical Mac users as an early adopter. Now only 3%. Same as with Windows users.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:53 PM   #56
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Quick and easy upgrade for me. Didn't backup, and no problems
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:54 PM   #57
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Every day I find another reason to remember why the down-vote buttons were actually a really good idea.
Stop being so negative! Everyone deserves a hug for having an opinion.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:55 PM   #58
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Just like to add that it won't install on my MBP c2duo which according to time stamp would be compatible, just, actually isn't! That's a bit annoying. Was hoping to get one last OS upgrade in. At least my new iMac is compatible. Pitty I had to pay for it instead of waiting half a week. At least I feel justified in paying since I would otherwise still be waiting with fury at the tips of my fingers.

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:55 PM   #59
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...which means 97% isn't coming from ML. Doesn't sound like a triumph to me.
3% in a few days is quite a lot... think about the percentage of Windows users still on XP
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:58 PM   #60
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I'm sure you are also the car on the highway going 20 MPH slower than everyone else with your left turn signal perpetually on.

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Actually, I'm the bike probably not quite lane splitting, but damn close to

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I personally always fail to see what people are doing on their home computers that would be so bad if they lost the ability to use their computer for a day or so.
A day ? I can reinstall my home computer in about 2 hours if I ever need to. And I haven't needed to in years.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:00 PM   #61
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3% in a few days is quite a lot... think about the percentage of Windows users still on XP
Using XP in 2012 is like using Mac OS 9 in 2010 or Windows 98 in 2009. It is antique.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:02 PM   #62
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Using XP in 2012 is like using Mac OS 9 in 2010 or Windows 98 in 2009. It is antique.
Windows XP is a much more advance OS than Mac OS 9 ever was sorry. That comparison is really bunk.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:02 PM   #63
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Windows XP is a much more advance OS than Mac OS 9 ever was sorry. That comparison is really bunk.
That is not the point.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:08 PM   #64
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Stop being so negative! Everyone deserves a hug for having an opinion.
Then I demand my hug for my negative opinion. Thank you.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:09 PM   #65
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That is not the point.
Sure it is. Windows XP still has useful life, it is on extended support and gets security updates and is a modern, multi-user operating system with good design based on enterprise features like filesystem ACLs, proper kernel/user space seperation, a modern filesystem, etc.. etc..

Meanwhile, OS 9 was rather poor already when it shipped, even more so 10 years after its last update, it didn't even a proper process scheduler, relying on cooperative multi-tasking, lacked true multi-user support, filesystem security, etc..

The comparison is completely bunk. Running Windows XP in 2012 is not like running Mac OS 9 in 2010. Not even near at all.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:14 PM   #66
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At 6%, we will get the headline: "Adoption Rate Doubled since 7/27/12"
100 % higher adoption rate sounds better to marketing people.

Oh, what the heck:

200% adoption rate for Mountain Lion spells success!
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:15 PM   #67
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Sure it is. Windows XP still has useful life, it is on extended support and gets security updates and is a modern. Running Windows XP in 2012 is not like running Mac OS 9 in 2010.
From the age of the OS sure. Lets take Mac OS X 10.0 instead if you like. Microsoft's support cycles are simply ridiculous.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:32 PM   #68
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Only 3%. I always use to think of the typical Mac users as an early adopter. Now only 3%. Same as with Windows users.
3% of Windows users downloaded ML in the first two days it was available, too???
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:39 PM   #69
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Then I demand my hug for my negative opinion. Thank you.
*group hug*
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:43 PM   #70
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Well I just got my email. REJECTED! I bought the most expensive refurbished iMac on the Australian Apple website a few weeks back. If that doesn't qualify as a qualifying refurbished Mac I don't know what would!

I've been a sturdy Apple user/owner since about 1987. I've put many people onto Macs. And this tops the cake in a gradual feeling of discontent I've been getting in the last few years.

Well I've worked for a couple of years in a Win only ICT environment and although I didn't like it I came to realize it works, has more games, more software for business, more software and hardware flexibility and options at expense of quality and security. But it still works. And if I don't like that I could use Ubunu.

Well f##k you Apple. I'll be returning my referbished piece of Apple cr#p to my nearest dealer on Monday before work.

I wish I didn't feel this way because I still have fond memories for the company, but it's lost it's soul and on M$ level Apple can't compete.

Is it an over reaction? My departing says not, if my future business means anything to them. It apparently doesn't.

Well I doubt I could really pull that off. Just ignore me.

Cheers all.

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:44 PM   #71
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Just put me on your "ignore" list, it's easier than wasting your time telling me not to post anymore.
First good point you've made.
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Well I just got my email. REJECTED! I bought the most expensive refurbished iMac on the Australian Apple website a few weeks back. If that doesn't qualify as a qualifying refurbished Mac I don't know what would!

I've been a sturdy Apple user/owner since about 1987. I've put many people onto Macs. And this tops the cake in a gradual feeling of discontent I've been getting in the last few years.

Well I've worked for a couple of years in a Win only ICT environment and although I didn't like it I came to realize it works, has more games, more software for business, more software and hardware flexibility and options at expense of quality and security. But it still works. And if I don't like that I could use Ubunu.

Well f##k you Apple. I'll be returning my referbished piece of Apple cr#p to my nearest dealer on Monday before work.

Guess I won't have much need to visit this site much longer. Been good chatting to MacRumors forum members and staff over the years!

I wish I didn't feel this way because I still have fond memories for the company, but it's lost it's soul and on M$ level Apple can't compete.

Is it an over reaction? My departing says not, if my future business means anything to them. It apparently doesn't.

Cheers all.
Rejected on the basis of what?
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Well I just got my email. REJECTED! I bought the most expensive refurbished iMac on the Australian Apple website a few weeks back. If that doesn't qualify as a qualifying refurbished Mac I don't know what would!
Don't know where you got the idea that refurbs were eligible, but they're not.

If the money you saved on the refurb doesn't make the A$20.99 worth it to you, I don't think you're a great loss to Apple as a customer.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:47 PM   #74
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Rejected on the basis of what?
I quote "Receipt does not show purchase of a qualifying product" I checked and rechecked the details and file uploaded. It was all correct.

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You do realise that your .1 update is 'bugfree' because of all the 'idiots' that jump at the .0 release, right?
And furthermore, extensive developer testing for the last six months may have helped just a little bit with the stability of this .0 release, as well.
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