10.x.0 - worst version?

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Worst version of Mac OS X 10.x.0?

  1. Cheetah (10.0.0)

    14 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. Puma (10.1.0)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. Jaguar (10.2.0)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. Panther (10.3.0)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Tiger (10.4.0)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Leopard (10.5.0)

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  7. Snow Leopard (10.6.0)

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. Lion (10.7.0)

    19 vote(s)
    35.8%
  9. Mountain Lion (10.8.0)

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Mavericks (10.9.0)

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  1. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    #1
    For those longtime Mac users, first iterations of Mac OS X (10.x.0) has historically been rough around the edges, filled with bugs and glitches. For example, 10.3.0 (Panther) was famous for causing FireWire hard drives to lose all data and be wiped, 10.5.0 (Leopard) was just plain buggy, and 10.6.0 (Snow Leopard) was known to have guest user accounts wipe the main user account on the computer.

    For me, I began with 10.7.2 (Lion) with my MBP 2011, and to me, 10.8.0 (Mountain Lion) was very, very smooth and refined. I'd have to say 10.9.0 (Mavericks) is probably the worst, IME. It's rough around the edges and have had some bad UI glitches.

    Curious for what you think!
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    #2
    10.9.0 was the first one I had to revert back to the previous OS I was using (10.8.5). So I guess that makes it the worst for me.
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    How come you had to revert back to ML from Mavericks?

     
  4. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    #4
    10.0.0 was the worst: slow, buggy, and nearly un-usable. Granted 10.7 gives it a run for its money, in slowness, and 10.2 in bugginess, but I think overall 10.0.0 was the worst.
     
  5. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How was 10.2 buggy at the beginning? Curious.

     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    #6
    While I reverted from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on my machines, I never had to do so because of hourly kernel panics like OS X 10.9 Mavericks offered me, thus I sadly have to vote for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, but then again, I never experienced Mac OS X lower than 10.2.8 or so.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    #7
    10.0 was the worst for me. Yeah others had some bugs and what not, but I tended to update after the 10.x.0 version.

    10.0 was more of a beta release, it lacked features, performance and was buggy. Still all that said it was a new exciting OS and we all were eagerly waiting to see what replaced the classic Mac OS
     
  8. OGDK macrumors member

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    #8
    Hard to choose between Mavericks and Lion, but at least Mavericks wasn't so half-baked in terms of features. Just glitchy and slow. So was Lion. Agh. Mountain Lion ran much, much faster than Lion and felt like it wasn't in beta.

    I got my first Mac in 2004, and it ran Panther. Under Panther, my system was really fast despite weak hardware. 1GB of RAM for kernel_task was blasphemy.

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    I know I'm not him, but I also reverted back. My system was just much slower under Mavericks and suffered from all the new glitches, all for nothing since it had about 2 new features that were slightly useful. The "improved memory management" was a lie. Plus, some things weren't updated for it. And why did they remove color labels???
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    #9
    Lion for me was by far the worst version of OS X. Slow, buggy, half-arsed attempt to bring iOS-features to OS X.

    Mountain Lion was better, but was still slow. Mavericks has been rock solid for me, and the new memory management has given my Early-2011 MBP a new lease of life! :)
     
  10. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    #10
    I think Lion was the worst OS.

    I think Snow Leopard is still the best.
     
  11. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #11
    To clarify, I'm specifically asking about which release of OS X was the worst at its' .0 release. Typically, 10.x.0 is rough around the edges and doesn't usually sort out until .2/3. I'm not asking for the worst whole release of OS X (from 10.x.0 to 10.x.x) - it's just the 10.x.0 I'm looking for. Leopard, for example, was rough and not universally accepted until around 10.5.3, but I don't think 10.5.0 was the worst 10.x.0 release to date, IMHO.

     
  12. tampasteve, Feb 13, 2014
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    tampasteve macrumors 6502

    #12
    To me it is 10.9. I just don't care for it at this point, but it was solid enough with only a few minor issues. Went back to SL 10.6.8 because of it. I should add that I am not a SL evangelist though, I use Lion on my main machine. But I do love me some SL!
     
  13. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

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    #13
    I went from OS9 to OS X 10.3, so in my experience 10.7 was the worst. The best versions were 10.6 and 10.8.
     
  14. KoolAid-Drink thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Confirmed, am voting for 10.9.0 as the worst beginning version of Mac OS X. Even .1 and .2 has yet to solve some of the longstanding issues with Mavericks, so I've downgraded to 10.8.5.

    Let's see how 10.10.0 goes.
     
  15. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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    #15
    I've started with Leopard, so for me is 10.7 Lion the worst OS X version.
     
  16. Sko macrumors regular

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    #16
    Better with every iteration

    When I started with 10.0, I was torn apart: what was on the surface was extremely unfinished, but what laid underneath was that promising. I instantly fell in love with the domain structure.

    It's gotten better ever since.
     

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