Thoughts on OS X Mountain Lion??

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by SRLMJ23, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    To me it looks pretty nice, and it seems slimmed down so all the people complaining that Lion is too bloated, maybe Mountain Lion will be the answer.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    where can we find that new desktop wallpaper? :D
  3. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    If anything its adding more bloat.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Mountain Lion is the new "Social" OS. All the reviews thus far have only highlighted the iOS features. I'm waiting to see if:

    1.) Mission control is still "missing" control.
    2.) Versions can be turned off.

    I could live with all the extraneous iPad crap as long as I can turn it off as well.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2011
    Why are they pushing out a new one before quashing the bugs in the old one?
    Is it that the design philosophy behind Lion was found to be flawed, and they started over on a better base, or are they just skipping forward to wallpaper over Lion's problems? Option two seems more likely from what I've read so far.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    How would you say it is slimmed down? Honest question, not disagreeing.

    What they really need to slim down is iTunes. Doesn't seem like that has been changed a whole heck of a lot. Divide it into multiple apps or something.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jul 16, 2010
    it's great in a sense; iOS and OS X are on a collision course, and at some point, it will all be one system.

    still... as a (freelance) mac tech for over a decade...most people (in my experience) don't care about the OS. they want to go to Facebook, check email.
    surf the web. shop. watch a movie, listen to music. work on their resumes.

    my clients in lion don't use mission control, launchpad.

    so my feeling is...the os should be fast, light. stable. so we can do the things we want (web, email, work) and NOT be distracted by eye candy and gimmicks.

    end rant.
  8. GekkePrutser, Feb 16, 2012
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    macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    No support for my white MacBook 2007 :'(

    However, it has had a good life :) And Mountain Lion doesn't offer any new stuff that I'm really interested in. So it'll be ok to stick with Lion anyway.

    Edit: Really, I've looked into it more and I'm underwhelmed.. Notes and Reminders are listed as one of the 8 major features... And twitter... seriously???

    iCloud is present in Lion as well. Only thing is the notification center, that'll be a good (and better) replacement for Growl I think.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    Get the current best MBP, stick Snow Leopard on it and ride that train for as long as possible, wait for 10.9 and if it's still the same garbage as 10.7/8 see what other opportunities are out there.

    Maybe Windows and Avid will treat me better then Lion/variants and FCPX.
  10. applefan289, Feb 16, 2012
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    macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Does anyone know if you can keep the "regular" view in Mail in Mountain Lion? I really don't like the iPad-style way of Mail, I prefer to use the classic view.
  11. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I think what you see in 10.8 is pretty much all the evidence you need to realize that 10.9 will only be more of the same. :) (And 11.0 and 11.1... etc.)

    Yep. I live in corporate America and sadly that's a PC world. I've got maybe another year in OSX and then I'll see how well the PC laptop makers have done in copying Apple build standards. (They haven't done it yet. :( )
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    Personally, there is nothing mentioned so far that interests me but we'll see what happens as the year moves along.

    I still find many bugs in Lion that I hope Apple will fix before they move to ML.

    I'm still interested in Windows 8 so I think this year will be great for consumers look at the tech landscape.

  13. starter15, Feb 16, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    in case anyone wanted it.

  14. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
  15. macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    I'd be interested in this as well.
  16. macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    same here. mission control is literally the only reason i havent upgraded to lion, and now it looks like ill just be skipping straight to mountain lion, only if they changed mission control.
  17. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I am simply amazed at all the crap the reviewers are bogging down on. The Note pad and reminder apps are now separate. :D

    Airplay mirroring looks promising though. No more HDMI/Audio cables for my 42" Visio. (With an Apple TV purchase of course for the low... low price of... :))

    I'm sure there are tons of things in ML when it's time to have fun. Unfortuanately, a lot of the things I need to do on my machine aren't chatting, gaming, tweeting and browsing. :(
  18. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
  19. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    soooo....... Chrome OS? That's what I'm hearing.

    Awww... Where does it list support? I have a late 2007 Macbook. I was planning to upgrade this summertime with the new line of MBA anyway, so I guess it was meant to be...

    No pricing details, but probably. Although realistically I could see them being free similar to iOS... But most likely the price will be somewhere in the $10-$29 range.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    Someone in charge at Apple is confused at what an OS is... these are all things that were already there and these are all Apps... doesn't have much to do with the actual Operating System... it seems like Apple thinks "Themes" are the new OS upgrade.

    Edit: I take that back... GateKeeper seems like an OS change, but I think the only reason they bothered is because its one step closer to forcing developers to use the Mac App Store so Apple can make more money off of them.
  21. macrumors demi-god


    Jun 10, 2006
    I'm not really impressed with the new OS X, sure it's an improvement over Lion, but I didn't really view Lion as an improvement in the first place... I know that the majority of users will like it but I'm just waiting for more performance oriented upgrades, like what Snow Leopard did to Leopard. When they do that again I'll buy it.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    I'm liking some of the features, I hope notifications will be just as good as Growl, love the actual notification sidebar & twitter integration.
    Messages look awesome and needed, again AirPlay's so very welcome & needed.

    Noticed a few little things you can do, like searching within Launchpad, just open it and type, it then filters the apps.

    In the Finder, you can move Devices in the sidebar back up to the top, one of the biggest complains I (and a lot of other people) had.

    I don't see any problems with a quicker refresh cycle, I imagine they're just gonna charge a small amount, maybe less than 20 dollars? 9.99? Just to cover the administration cost... ;)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    It's very good and surprisingly stable, but isn't quite ready for primetime use yet, not that it is meant to be. TBH stick with Lion and if you want to have a play install it on a small partition to try it out. Things like Parallels weren't working for me or was the Airplay function, but no crashes and I like the new Safari a lot! Will defo be having more fun with it while I wait for the real release this summer.
  24. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm on lion and I'm fairly happy with it, though I'm not sure what to make ML at this point. Seems like they haven't even addressed the bugs in Lion and we're getting a new OS.

    Still its too early to really formulate an opinion given that its barely out to developers never mind users.
  25. macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    thanks for the updates! glad to see that we can move devices back to the top now!

    do you have any findings on mission control? i really hope they tweaked it! :)

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