Mountain Lion is the best release since Leopard!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by wickerman1893, Jul 27, 2012.

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    wickerman1893

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    In my opinion Mountain Lion is the best since Leopard for 5 reasons:

    1. New USABLE features like power-nap, airplay, GameCenter, dictation, and more.
    2. Not a lot of bugs that affect my use. ( I just started getting into Macs when Leopard was a few weeks into release so initial bugs in Leopard i'm not familiar with).
    3. The price at 19.99 is really great.
    4. The new Safari is great and very quick.
    5. Snow Leopard and Lion did not make as many leaps overall. Especially SL.

    What do you think?
     
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    Simplicated

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    If you think Lion wasn't a leap then I can't imagine ML being one, too. And I still think Snow Leopard is the best OS X.
     
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    I've got to say Mountain Lion is humming along nicely for me.

    Gimme a month of hammering on it and we'll see if it's up to Snow Leopard quality.

    PS

    Mountain Lion is significant in that it's Apple's first OS that was compiled entirely with LLVM rather than LLVM-GCC.

    A significant milestone. It's the largest LLVM compile release to date (assumption)
     
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    some people are having some problems with power nap, has it been working for you like it's supposed to?
     
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    The few times that I've used it, it hasn't given me problems. The power nap bug, however, is one problem I overlooked.
     
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    i'd say that snow leopard (at 10.6.8) was apple's finest moment...UNTIL mountain lion. sure there are bugs, but this is first release. am pretty happy..
     
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    Agreed I see no problem hanging on to Snow Leopard, nothing big wrong with it. Only thing that can be annoying I guess is new apps not being made for SL anymore...
     
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    fisherking

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    just saying... :D
     
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    IMO there is a lot of room for improvement in ML's implementation of AirPlay. But it does work extremely well, lag is almost unnoticeable.
     
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    I use none of the new features at all, ML uses more resources than Lion which in turn uses more resources than SL yet. For what?? All these features are bloatware or solutions to non existing problems

    This is the worst release to date and it ain't worth $20 over Lion at all. Neither is Lion worth the $30 over SL. SL remains the best OS to date and Lion/ML are one of the worst releases. They just introduce bloat and gimmicks
     
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    The Tuck

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    This.

    Tuck
     
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    Have you actually used Mountain Lion? I don't think it uses more resources than Lion. It feels faster.
     
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    Do you guys get improved battery life that Lion made a lot of MacBook Pros lose from Snow Leopard?
     
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    I think no.5 is false. Lion is a big leap wheter anyone like it or not.
     
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    I just upgraded from SL to ML, and I don't notice much of a difference. I don't know what I'm missing, but other than the new expose/spaces, all I see are very minor tweaks.
     
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    I have had no issues with ML so far. It seems to be faster than Lion. So far, I love it. I would say it is comparable to Snow Leopard with more features.
     
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    Snow Leopard was good for me.
    Lion was almost the same, slightly less. Mountain lion, on the other hand, is extremely fast and very very good. This message written by dictation (this is cool!)
     
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    Mountain Lion is running perfectly on both my Macs. I have zero complaints thus far. None of my pro-music software was broken & both systems are running extremely well. I likes me some Mountain Lion :)
     
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    eagandale4114

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    Why is that significant?
     
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    wickerman1893

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    It does seem faster. I was skeptical of upgrading on my Mid 2007 iMac because of speed issue but it is as fast as it was with SL
     
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    wickerman1893

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    Dictation is one of my favorite features.
     
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    Because GCC is 25 years old & LLVM is only 9. GCC has had considerably longer time to mature but Apple has been able to assist LLVM in rapid advancement. LLVM delivers modern features (better analysis and easier to port code for a couple) but it's a new compiler.

    In order to "prove" it's worthiness a large application needs to be compiled with LLVM and it appears that Mountain Lion provides that litmus test. So far so good!

    GCC is now deprecated. Time to move forward.
     
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    wickerman1893

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    There are many more, those are just the notable ones! I love it!
     

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