New Operating System

Discussion in 'OS X' started by karboN.6, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know what the new operating system is and when it is supposed to come out? I was wondering whether or not to buy Mountain Lion because I have Snow Leopard right now.
     
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    OSX is not terribly expensive. I wouldn't worry about upgrading only to have a new version come out in a few months at the prices Apple is charging these days. If you don't need a particular feature of ML (the ability to manage shared photostreams from iPhoto on your Mac and not just from your iThings for example), I suggest you wait until there is a compelling reason to upgrade.

    One possible reason to consider upgrading is security updates. While MS releases security updates for their OS for decade(s), Apple tends to drop support for any OS that is two versions old or older. SL is two versions old and I'm not sure it's getting any updates.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im just worried because i see everyone going back to snow leopard from lion.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Your seeing the few people that have trouble and/or don't like the changes that Apple has done. The majority of Mac users are very happy with Mountain Lion or you would be seeing a LOT more "switching back" posts.

    Mountain Lion is a very nice upgrade to Snow Leopard provided you don't need Rosetta and have at least 4GB of RAM (a SSD helps too).
     
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    It's called osx tabby cat and will be due out on the 30th of February. :)

    Glad I could help
     
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    For all those with new Macs who miss Rosetta support, I imagine many more would switch back if only it was so cut & dry to get hold of a legit copy of Snow Leopard & simply install an older version of OS X on a new Mac. Unfortunately, for some people at least, it isn't that simple.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    the question you need to ask yourself is if there is anything that you want or need Mountain Lion for. And with the loss of Rosetta is there any software you'd have to stop using or find replacements for.

    If we go by when Lion and Mountain Lion were released, it's possible we could see the next OS X version in July. But it could be after that as well.

    And rememebr APple has dropped OS updates to $20 US.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    That's my birthday! If it brings back Spaces, I'm in!
     
  9. WSR
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    Agreed, but I would also need better multi-monitor support with Full-Screen mode, and more control over ML's features.
     
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    C'mon were talking about a 19$ OS, I say why not?
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Still need Rosetta in Lion or Mountain Lion?

    Install Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels
     
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    No information on OS X 10.9 has been released, but many people expect it to follow the same trend as 10.8, with an announcement later this month and a public release in July.

    Personally I love Mountain Lion, and recommend it to all users with iOS devices due to iCloud syncing. If you use Calendar (formerly iCal), Notes, Contacts or Reminders, than you will find this feature to be extremely useful since all changes will be updated across your devices.

    The new gestures that were introduced in 10.7 and 10.8 are also a great addition.

    I purchased the latest MacBook Pro last year, so I can't judge how much smoother Mountain Lion is compared to Snow Leopard on an older device, but from what I hear it's almost identical in terms of performance.

    You could wait until 10.9, but you should take into account that new releases can often be buggy, meaning you should wait a couple months for things to be ironed out before installing. So having said all that, at $20 I would just download Mountain Lion.
     
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    Do you work for Apple?
     
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    Not everyone - I love ML, and even Lion wasn't bad. True Snow Leopard was a great OS, but not initially, that too had issues early on. With Mountain Lion Apple produced a solid stable OS with lots of good features.

    I believe they moved to an annual incremental release and if that's the case we may see 10.9 being announced in the next month or two with an estimated summer release. I have no inside information, just guessing.
     
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    I was sure it was going to be called SaberTooth.
     
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    I can't wait for the preview. 10.8 is amazing compared to other operating systems.
     
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    James Craner

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    Mountain Lion is much better than Lion, but Lion was not that bad. There are some people who just don't like change. People who are not happy are more likely to post a negative comment, that people who are happy on a forum like this.
     

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