UPGRADE to Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jwolf6589, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I skipped the upgrade to LION primarily because I would need to replace Quicken 2006, MS Office 2004, and some other apps that have no Intel version, and so they will be lost for good. However I have lost apps all throughout my Mac career. The move from OS 9 to OSX, the move from Tiger to Snow Leopard and the ellimination of classic, etc.. So of all the advantages of Mountain Lion is it worth it? I hear that the SAVE AS feature is gone for good, is this true? I do not use iCloud, and my version of iChat works just fine for my needs, so I am not sure I am ready for Mountain Lion, especially since its going to cost me hundreds of dollars in replacement software. I would need to buy the full version of Office 2011 as I would need the version with Outlook, & I would need to repalce Quicken 2006.


    John
     
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    Feed Me

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    Save as was never removed, it was just renamed to "Duplicate"
    But yes, Save As is back to what it was before in Snow leopard
     
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    SpyderBite

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    Not sure what you're asking here.

    If you're completely content with your current setup and don't take advantage of any of the apple ecosystem features such as iCloud; why not just leave well enough alone and leave things as they are?

    Seems to me you answered your own question/addressed your own statement.. You don't need to upgrade if you don't want to buy any updates for your outdated 3rd party applications.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Donations accepted. When you and others whom tell me to upgrade send me some donations I would be overjoyed to replace my outdated apps. I am in a money crunch and need to be wise about my finances.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I think that if you don't have any iDevice such as an iPhone or an iPad and if you don't use iCloud, upgrading to Lion or Mountain Lion would be useless, I mean, there's no big difference between 10.6 and 10.7/8, the only worthy thing is Safari 6 which is a cool thing, but I can't think of anything else that would make me upgrade if I had to lose all the stuff you have...

    You can still "Save as" but it's no more called like that in many applications.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a iPhone and a iPod Nano. I hope Apple does not try and force me to go to ML when iOS 6 comes out.
     
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    cambookpro

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    If you can't afford it, then don't upgrade. People are just giving you advice, not physically forcing you to do anything.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    When iOS 6 comes out you should check if the new iTunes (the one for iOS 6) is compatible with Snow Leopard, if it isn't you will have 3 options: staying on iOS 5, upgrading to Mountain Lion, Making a partition for ML where you sync all your devices...
     
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    For me, iCould compatibility is the only reason to be on Lion/Mountain Lion over Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is still better in my opinion. Even though I've used Lion for quite some time and now Mountain Lion, I still miss Snow Leopard. If iCloud compatibility would come to 10.6, I would downgrade in a heartbeat.

    P.S. My upgrade from 10.7 to 10.8 went very well. Smoothest OS X upgrade so far.
     
  10. Guest

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    My advice: DO NOT upgrade to ML. There are still bugs being reported; the benefits are marginal and mainly iOS-related.

    Not even Safari 6 is ML-only. You can have it with Lion. And the more sensible enhancements such as AirPlay Mirroring are only available to much newer machines. Definitely NOT worth paying for new versions of all the applications indicated above.
     

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