Non Developer Getting Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by sdawgisinthebui, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    I am not a developer but I would like to try Mountain Lion. Should i fork out the $99 to get it? Also if I pay the 99 will it also get me the developer iOS 6 when it is released?
  2. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    the mac dev program is $99
    the IOS dev program is also $99
  3. macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2012
    That's a waste of 99 dollars, but if you have the money and don't mind spending it knowing you'll have to spend it again when the final release is distributed, then go for it. That's really entirely up to you.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2011
    If you're forking out the $99 just to test out ML, don't bother. Its terribly broken now, for me at least.

    The iOS betas are wonderful though. 5.1b3 really solves the battery issues, especially on the 4S.

    BTW, you have to pay $99 for either developer program separately.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    Seriously ... Why?

    If you look at the official website for Mountain Lion, they list the top new features -- nothing particularly sexy.

    It's still a new beta, and has some stability issues, and even if you were a Developer, it wouldn't be a good idea to run it on your only system, or on all of your systems. Most developers use an entirely separate system, or at least a spare hard drive to run the beta OS, and will only run it part-time.

    I can't pin down even a single "must have" feature for ML. It's evolutionary, but certainly not revolutionary.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  7. macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Just wait until the final version is available for normal users ;) no point using a not-so-stable software now. Although actually my copy of ML is pretty stable.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2010
    Sure, $99 is expensive, but you also buy your way into the app store. And I'm sure if you go to more obscure places on the interwebs, you'd also find some interesting stuff.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    If you're an IT person, you may want to pay the $99. Just gives you a head start to familiarize yourself with it & see what doesn't work before putting it onto work computers.

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