OS X Mountain Lion: Ready or not, here it comes.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by WhackyNinja, Jul 22, 2012.

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    WhackyNinja

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    With less than 3 days left, on the rumored release date of Mountain Lion (which is a strong possibility that the 25th will be the release date)

    Ladies and Gents, are you ready? Cause Mountain Lion is on the prowl and ready to attack the Mac App Store.

    Will you download right away? Or wait a few hours after its released? Are you excited? Cause we all are! :D
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    answer inside ...
     
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    Senseotech

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    More than ready. The 2012 MBA is already running the GM from a regular upgrade: smooth as can be with zero hiccups. The desktop Hackintosh will take some work since I'm going to do a clean install and manually migrate back, and then the Hackintosh Server should be a standard upgrade.
     
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    I'll wait for 10.8.2 at least to get the initial bugs out.
    Not excited..don;t particularly care.
     
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    Yes to everything.

    Mountain Lion is a nice leap forward. Looking forward to more developers jumping aboard the iCloud train.
     
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    I'm gonna wait at least a week or two to see what bugs people report and then install it :p
     
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    I'll upgrade soon after release when I have the time
    I will likely be on the road

    Not excited, not anything
    Fairly indifferent
    Just a software update to the OS
    Not likely to have much affect if any on my day to day life and experience
     
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    krspkbl

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    I've been ready for about a week now. Got everything I need. My new SSD is waiting to be installed alongside ML.

    I'll be downloading as soon as possible :D Just hope the servers hold up and let me download it quickly!
     
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    Ml ftw

    I'll be downloading it as soon as I see it's out. Lion was abit of a disappointment, but this new OS looks much better. I hope apple updated the drivers for the AMD cards, because ever since the upgrade to lion on my iMac, the GPU is always hotter than it was in SL.
     
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    I tried my Mac out with ML DP4, and it worked perfectly and smooth, Im sooo ready for GM, cause I know it will run smoothly :D

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    On the day of the release Im gonna be up all night, and waiting til it pops up in the Mac App Store :D
     
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    This is my first post so I'd like to say a warm hello to everyone :D

    I am really looking forward to Mountain Lion, it will be awesome to get the reported stability and speed increases over Lion plus the new features. Ill be upgrading as soon as it hits the App Store
     
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    Looking forward to (re)confirming that keeping/installing SL on my machines is the way to go.
     
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    Meh. Looking forward to notification centre and iMessage working properly.

    That's about it really.
     
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    Sylon

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    I'm always excited for new stuff, lol. It depends on work and how the Apple servers are if I download it immediately. I might give it a day or two.
     
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    awer25

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    I don't care for most of the new features, as they all seem to revolve around iOS integration. I am super excited for ML though b/c I've just build a new Hackintosh based on an Ivy Bridge CPU and GTX 670 GPU. Apparently ML supports the GTX 6xx GPUs out of box (unlike Lion), so the computer is built and sitting in my floor waiting for a fresh install of ML. It can't come too soon - I want to get this thing running! :)
     
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    WhackyNinja

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    I hope Apple's servers are prepared for the mass of downloads lol
     
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    Apple utilizes Akamai for their content distribution - it doesn’t come from Apple’s servers in Cupertino.

    ETA: For me, I will download it same day, but not at the exact time of release since I will be at work. I’ll wait until I get home.
     
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    apple do not use their own servers they use a another firms that have servers at most of the main ISP sites so the load is distributed around the world
     
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    See above.
     
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    Guys, I'm truing to install ML but I am getting an error when restoring a ML dmg into a USB stick to create a bootable stick for the clean install.

    I formatted it to a GUID partition and when the restoring process of the dmg finalizes I get the following message:


    "Restore Failure

    Could not restore - Invalid argument"


    Any ideas?


    Thanks!
     
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    I had kept one machine running SL until yesterday, but I don't have a really good excuse not to bring the workhorse up to Lion, so I finally did it. Farewell, Snow Leopard!

    Even so, I have a lot of reservations about the whole gig of Apple dragging our laptops kicking and screaming into a post-computing era. There is a difference between simplifying things for novice users and dumbing down the planet. Sometimes, imho, Apple goes too far towards the latter. As long as there are still OPTIONS to see behind the glossy iOS look of a new OS, fine. But I wonder how long that will go on. I'm too old to rebel and write my own OS, but defintely not too old to shop around for one if I get to where I can't tell the difference between my iPhone and my laptop. For awhile, smartphones were getting smarter. That made sense. Now they're trying to dumb down their ancestors. That's an overreach. At least for another couple decades, I would say.

    On balance, I'm as ready for Mountain Lion as I can be, as of yesterday afternoon. I'm really looking forward to some of the ML features but I'm only going to upgrade one machine immediately. I'll probably take a MacBook Air there first. It's a machine I don't back up because it gets everything it has on it from the workhorse or from a machine I just surf on.

    Remember that cereal ad from way back when, with the two little brothers shoving a bowl of something or other onto the tray of their youngest bro's highchair? "Let Mikey eat it..." That's how ML will happen at my house. Let my no-backups MBA eat Mountain Lion first, and then we'll see about the others.
     
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    daveishere

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    Yep, just bought a 2012 MBA after the 11th June announcement, so as soon as i can be my complimentary download code i'll be downloading it.

    Looking forward to powernap and dictation most, plus notes & reminders syncing with my iphone will be a very nice addition.

    Bring on Wednesday!
     
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    July 5th

    On July 5th, I was guessing that it would be the 25th to be released. People were saying I didn't know what I was talking about and I was stupid. Know, 1000s have said July 25th because of the same reasons.
     
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