Am i ready for Mountain Lion?

MrMacBookPro

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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
 

Mrbobb

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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.
 

mrsir2009

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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
What sort of updates are you worried about not getting anymore?
 

0x000000

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What sort of updates are you worried about not getting anymore?
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.
 

MrMacBookPro

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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.
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?
 

skitzogreg

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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?
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.
 

MrMacBookPro

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

MrMacBookPro

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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
 

MrMacBookPro

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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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