software update - have you reverted?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by newfoundglory, May 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I can't stand the MAS any more!!!!!
     

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    Comeagain?

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    How did you get that back?
     
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    The MAS does suck big A. Apple really got retarded on us with like twelve "stores" for which to find/purchase digital content. One has to ask themselves, "Should I get this [random digital thingy] on the iTunes Store, the Apple Online Store App, or the Mac App Store?" So stupid.

    But yeah, how did you get the old school software update back? I used Pacifist to simultaneously run AirPort Utility 6.0 and 5.6.6.6.6. or whatever it was, and life is sweet. Note that I cannot get Back to My Mac to work on ML DP3 w/o using AirPort Utility 6.0.
     
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    I was able to launch it from my Lion install and it worked fine, so I'm assuming this is what you did?
     
  5. newfoundglory, May 19, 2012
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    thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah!
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    "I was able to launch it from my Lion install and it worked fine"

    Where does one go to find it on the Lion install volume?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    What is that, and what digital things can you buy there?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its in /System/Library/CoreServices
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    The Mac App Store is great. I much prefer being able to bring my Mac entirely up to date with just a single click.

    Of all the changes Mountain Lion brings, this is the one that I am least able to understand criticism of.
     
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    I'm just not fond of the fact that I have to open something called a store to update components that I'm not buying/haven't bought. It seems counter-intuitive.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    It's where you buy Mountain Lion from.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    What if the OS came with my computer? What about obscure updates to components like Java updates and the likes?
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why when you get half way through a MAS download can't you cancel? You can't even close the MAS without a force-quit, and then worse, your download will fail from that point on as the MAS thinks it download the whole file and tries to install it... Apple I demand you bring back the STOP button!!!!!
     

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    PurrBall

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    You get free apps from the App Store too. Same thing.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Ok, im bumping this thread because I want to know if it is possible to use the old Software Update instead of the App store when clicking software update in the Apple menu.

    I copied Lions Software Update to the /System/Library/CoreServices in my Mountain Lion partition. It works, as you can see from my picture, just not from the Apple menu.
     

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