I love ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by darkgoob, May 2, 2014.

  1. darkgoob macrumors 6502

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    I just want to say it. I love Mountain Lion. I've been running this system now for over a year and it's just been great. Least issues of any OS X release ever for me. Very stable. Runs great even with tons of apps open.

    Only the iCloud syncing with new iLife and iWork would lure me to Mavericks, but I don't like that Apple removed features from Numbers, Pages, and iMovie so I refuse to "upgrade" those apps anyway. Besides they should have released those for Mountain Lion!

    I don't look forward to Mavericks' removal of "Labels" in the Finder which I rely on. I hate the idea of losing the colored filenames and replacing it with little floating balls of color. Ugh.

    Aside from that what would draw me to Mavericks? I am afraid of it breaking some of my old apps that rely on QuickTime. Also, old AudioUnits and hardware drivers seem to break with every upgrade, so I'm worried about that; it took a miraculous effort to get Pro Tools working with my 002 Rack in ML.
     
  2. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. It's very stable. I'm less interested in how the icons look... and the eye candy and more on how the computer can work for me and support me making money, and that's why my workhorse (Mac Pro 3,1) stays on Mountain Lion. It's been rock solid since I upgraded from lion and did a clean install of the OS and all apps. It supports all my applications - which Mavericks does not.

    I used to be an early adopter, and I suffered many headaches as a result, I've learned that lesson in my business. When I upgrade to a new computer, I'll buy whatever computer makes sense (I'm not a fanboy anymore of any system). I know that the OS that ships with the computer will be optimized for it - something which Mavericks + 3,1 is not. The only thing I needed (Tabbed Finder) came courtesy of Total Finder anyway.

    In terms of OS - 10.10 will be announced in June, and yet they can't get 10.9.3 out the door with major bug fixes done yet. A cycle to promote hardware upgrades I guess.
     
  3. quackers82 macrumors 6502

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    I've kept my personal Macbook Air (2012) on Mountain Lion because its stable and working great, no need to mess with it. It did come with Lion but i upgraded it from that.

    I put 10.9 on my work Macbook Pro and it seems ok, and the only thing it offers that 10.8 is missing is the the sorting of airplay devices are not alphabetical on 10.8, on 10.9 they are which is annoying when you have a lot of Apple TVs.

    If 10.10 is really REALLY good i might upgrade it, if not 10.8 it will stay.
     
  4. bbfc, May 23, 2014
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    bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I used to sing Mavericks praises, but since 10.9.3 it's been annoying me. It was slow - apps would take ages to load and it would consume a lot of memory. Finally I had enough so I reinstalled ML last night and now my MBP screams. Apps load instantly and the memory usage seems much better.

    I might install Mavericks on a separate partition to see how a clean install performs.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I didn't pay any attention to this thread when it was first put up, but I concur with the sentiments of the OP -- that is to say, Mountain Lion is superior (yes, SUPERIOR) to Mavericks in all ways for my intended purposes.

    I've tried installing and running a copy of Mavericks from an external drive (Mac Mini, late-2012 model). S-L-O-W as molasses. Beachballs all over the place. Very UNresponsive.

    I realize it could be the fact that the install is on an OLD firewire400 external drive. I'll guess that Mavericks was pretty much designed by people working on Macs with lots of installed RAM, and with SSD's almost exclusively.

    On my old PowerMac g4, I stuck with 10.3.9 for many years.
    I'm thinking that I may just stay with 10.8.5 on the Mini until it won't run the software I need any longer...
     
  6. macuser453787 macrumors 6502

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    I very recently installed ML on a couple of newly-purchased 2011 iMacs at work, and so far I have to say that I like it a lot. I look forward to using it more. :)

    I avoided doing the free Mavericks download because I read reviews in the App store about issues many users were having and decided to wait until Mavericks was a more mature and stable OS.

    It seems kind of odd and funny though that we're apparently already looking at an upcoming 10.10 release (and on that note I tend to agree with another poster in this forum who remarked that they should just call it OS 11). Just seems kind of premature since Mavericks is only 7 months old, and because Apple still has some tweaking to do with it (contrast to ML which was up to version 10.8.5 and 14 months old when Mavericks was released).
     
  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Apple will announce Mavericks successor at WWDC but it won't be released until later in the year, maybe September. By that time Mavericks will be one year old. Apple moved to a yearly release cycle with Lion.

    OS X is a brand now, they will likely continue using it for quite some time. OS X 10.10 is the next release.
     
  8. macuser453787 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I see, that clears things up. :)

    So then I guess they'll follow up with 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, and so on...?
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    More than likely, and before someone tells you 10.10 is the same as 10.1 - its not a mathematical decimal. Version numbers are different.
     
  10. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I recently gone back to Mavericks and so far everything seems good. It's only been less than a day so I'll give it time to settle down, but seems like a clean install has fixed the issues that were plaguing me before.
     
  11. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    I'm pleased with ML too. Very stable. I've been using ML since November 2012. Mavericks would break some things that are important to me. I'm happy were I am.
     

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