How likely is it that you would recommend OS X Mavericks to a friend or colleague?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by grahamperrin, Nov 4, 2014.

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How likely is it that you would recommend OS X Mavericks to a friend or colleague?

  1. 10 – extremely likely

    43.3%
  2. 9

    20.0%
  3. 8

    10.0%
  4. 7

    3.3%
  5. 6

    3.3%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    3.3%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    1.7%
  11. 0 – not likely at all

    15.0%
  1. grahamperrin macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    #1
    An intentionally simple poll. Please:
    1. first click the button that matches your feeling
    2. then, only if you wish to know a little more about the Net Promoter Score® – or why there's an eleven point scale (instead of yes/no) – follow either of the first two links below
    – thank you.

    Please respond with a focus on one thing alone: the likelihood of you recommending Mavericks.

    (Not whether you would recommend it based on its levels of reliability, not whether you would recommend it based on its degrees of beauty, and so on; simply the likelihood of you making the recommendation.)

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    A comparable poll, for a different release of the operating system:
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

    fhall1

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    #2
    I didn't move to Mavericks until the 10.9.3 release, but since then I've had no problems with any of my third party apps or hardware.
     
  3. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    #3
    Mavericks is still available

    Briefly

    Apple does continue to use the App Store to deliver, to customers, the installer for Mavericks. Basically, for anyone who has not previously downloaded the installer:
    1. the App Store page for Yosemite is prominent, you can ignore it
    2. the Store no longer dedicates a page to promotion of Mavericks
    3. contact Apple, you can get a code for Mavericks
    4. redemption of that code, in the Store, allows the installer for Mavericks to download in the normal way.
    I once 'phoned Apple to get a redemption code – for Lion – long after the first release of Mountain Lion. (A gift for a friend whose Snow Leopard iMac could go no greater than Lion.) I received the code quickly and without difficulty. No problem on the Apple side, no problem on mine.

    In Ask Different

    Where can I get a copy of Mavericks after Yosimite has been released?



    – and so on.

    Elsewhere

    Various articles/discussions conclude with a realisation that the release of Yosemite has not caused an end to deliveries of Mavericks. If in doubt: please aim for Ask Different, or one of the MacRumors Forums discussions of availability.
     
  4. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    #4
    Bump: more voters please

    Maybe bad etiquette to bump, but please:
    • more voters
    – I'd like at least one hundred votes to be cast. Having that number will help to eventually put the results into context. Twenty-four votes already, so a single click from seventy-six more people should do it.

    Up, to the poll … many thanks.

    (No need to discuss at this time. Just the clicks, please.)
     
  5. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

    556fmjoe

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    #5
    My vote is based on my experiences running Mavericks on university iMacs (2011 and 2012 models). I would not recommend it. All of the machines I have used are very slow regardless of application and often freeze completely, rendering them useless.

    Yes, I know there could be all kinds of culprits besides Mavericks for this. However, it happens regardless of the software installed on the machine (mostly) and regardless of the applications I open. It could be a misbehaving application that starts at boot, but I have not been able to test this yet.
     
  6. sharon22 macrumors regular

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    #6
    Extra likely, now that Yosemite has come out. :D
     
  7. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    #7
    Side note: Lion in the Apple Store

    I realised a few days ago, it's even easier. No need for a 'phone call; Lion is readily available in the Apple Store. £14 in the UK.
     
  8. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Mavs is great, but hoping Yos will be even better!
     
  9. jdphoto macrumors 6502

    jdphoto

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    #9
    Only if they don't have anything else from Apple (e.g. iPhone, iPad) AND their machine is mission critical where they need complete stability. Otherwise I recommend OS X Yosemite.
     
  10. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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    #10
    jdphoto, please cast your vote in both polls. Thanks.
     

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