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Old Feb 9, 2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Should I Upgrade to ML?

I have a rMBP running Lion since it was purchased before ML was released. Is it worth upgrading or waiting for OS X 10.9? If I waited, would it still be $20 or would I have to upgrade to ML then pay another $20 to get the next version?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Is it worth upgrading or waiting for OS X 10.9?
Worth *what*? What kind of value assessment are you basing this on? Is it money or features of the OS itself? If it's the later, nobody can answer this for you as everyone will have subjective opinions based on their own individual usage habits.

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If I waited, would it still be $20 or would I have to upgrade to ML then pay another $20 to get the next version?
If you upgrade within 30 days of the next release, 10.9 would be free (I think it's 30 days).
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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If you have no reason to upgrade and you like Lion stick with it. I myself prefer ML and its a solid OS, but to each his own.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Worth *what*? What kind of value assessment are you basing this on? Is it money or features of the OS itself? If it's the later, nobody can answer this for you as everyone will have subjective opinions based on their own individual usage habits.



If you upgrade within 30 days of the next release, 10.9 would be free (I think it's 30 days).
It's free to all MBP owners?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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It's free to all MBP owners?
On second thought, I don't actually know.

I researched this a bit and found that Apple's "Up to date" program applies to new mac purchases that have an older OS on it. (which entitles you to a free OS within 30 days.)

Now I'm not sure what happens if you buy only ML then 2 weeks later Apple releases 10.9. I can't find anything in writing anyway.

Sorry to mislead you.

Suffice it to say that 10.9 won't appear until Summer at the earliest anyway so your upgrade to ML (should you chose to do so) won't be entirely wasted. After all, we're not talking hundreds of dollars here.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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I think it is worth it. iMessage is nice and notification Center is also nice.
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I think it is worth it. iMessage is nice and notification Center is also nice.
There's a notification center on ML?
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http://www.apple.com/osx/
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It's worth it to go to ML from Lion, IMO. It's less flaky than Lion, and the extra integration with iOS is awesome if you have an iPhone.
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C'mon, you spend $2.4k on a laptop, and wondering whether or not to plonk down $20 on an OS upgrade?

It is really much better - Notification Centre is far more useful than you may imagine.
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Yes you should upgrade from Lion.
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Upgrade. It is cheap and has a few useful features on it.
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I think it is worth it. iMessage is nice and notification Center is also nice.
iMessage is a joke. If you don't close it often it will cause problems. It also gets lost in longer threads. Another cool Apple feature that wasn't tested worth a crap.
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[QUOTE=cambookpro;16825809]C'mon, you spend $2.4k on a laptop, and wondering whether or not to plonk down $20 on an OS upgrade?

After spending that much money on a laptop, the OS upgrade should be free...period!
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iMessage is a joke. If you don't close it often it will cause problems. It also gets lost in longer threads. Another cool Apple feature that wasn't tested worth a crap.
oh yeah I forgot about that one iMessage always get lost with threads. iMessage is not very perfect but it is a cool feature anyway.
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