Am i ready for Mountain Lion?

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  1. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Been thinking about upgrading to Mountain Lion now that i've upgraded Ram to 8GB.. I want to upgrade so i continue to get updates because eventually we won't anymore with Snow Leopard..

    Will i notice any slower speeds with ML or will it essentially stay the same?

    Any one advice not to do this or stay with SL? thanks
     
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  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Somewhere there is a graph of battery usage under different OS, same hardware. That's the only thing I can think of if battery life is anywhere important to u.
     
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    What sort of updates are you worried about not getting anymore?
     
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    I believe iWork doesn't ... well, work. At least I tried to download it from the store with some older mac (I think it was 10.6) a few weeks ago and it said I needed to upgrade.
     
  6. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    security updates and updates to the OS
     
  7. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    It's a relatively inexpensive upgrade path anyway. You'll want not only the OS security updates, but the features as well. Not to mention future software compatibility.
     
  8. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats what i was thinking and for $20 is really a now brainer.. Think i'll do this tomorrow..

    i do have one more question.. How do i back up things like itunes, photos, and Apps before the new OS is downloaded... Do i use time machine?
     
  9. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    Honestly? Don't use TM, in case for some reason ML becomes picky with an old backup. Still do a TM backup, but also partition the drive and ONLY put on it your iTunes/iPhoto/etc. to just do a drag/drop.
     
  10. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do u partition the drive for itunes and photos only? Sorry i'm new to this
     
  11. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    Better yet. Do you have a flash drive that's big enough for your libraries?
     
  12. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have a 16GB micro SD drive with some music on it.. thats it
     
  13. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    If your libraries are small enough, throw them on to that drive in addition to the TM backup. It's really just to be safe; you're probably fine with just the TM backup, but who knows.
     
  14. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm a little confused on how to set up Time Machine.. I tried to set it up and it ask me to set up 'Time Capsule" but there is nothing there?

    I just want to back up itunes, Apps, and desk top image..

    THanks
     
  15. MrMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    since this thread i've recently upgraded my HD to a Seagate 750GB 7200rpm..

    and now using my original HD as my external.. Looks like i have plenty of space to run the 4GB of ML... :D

    how does the does everyone use the iMessages on ML? how well does it work?

    Seems like there are some really cool features that SL just doesn't have..
     

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