If lion isnt coming out tomorrow, are you going to install the GM?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

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    as the title says, If lion isnt coming out tomorrow as the rumors say, are you going to install the Golden Master and be done with it or are you going to wait for the next rumored date which is July 14 for apple to officially release it?
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    :rolleyes:

    Since I am not a developer, I will be waiting for the official release.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    I don't have a problem waiting until it's released.

    Even if I was impatient, I'm not a developer, so I can't get the GM anyway. :D
     
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    Agreed.

    I have no business reason to install GM, so I will just wait for the official release date to ensure I have both proper and full support.

    Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to my computer systems ;) .
     
  5. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I think the GMs are going to get full software upgrade support.

    After all, they are the final version.
     
  6. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    which is why i made this thread :)
     
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    Another +1 here. I see little reason to go and get the GM when the retail version is immanent and I'm not a developer
     
  8. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Personally... and I might be the oddball here but I'll probably just go about life as usual. It's only an OS for a laptop.
     
  9. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be waiting for the official one. Hopefully very soon! :)
     
  10. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    Software updates, yes. But with support he meant being able to call Apple and say 'fix it' if it doesn't work.
     
  11. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Shouldn't matter.

    If the software is one and the same it should work as one and the same.

    Plus, the second a software upgrade is offered through download all software will equally be the same.
     
  12. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    What do you mean call? .... you mean, like, with a phone? People still do that?
     
  13. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    lmfao :D:D:D:D:D:p
     
  14. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    You don't get it.

    If you were to install Lion now, you'd be on your own if something went wrong. Call Apple and say "I'm installing Lion and <foo> is wrong" and they'll say "sorry, can't help you bye <click>". The same for Snow Leopard and they can help you.

    That will only change when Lion is officially released. It'll be the same software, but the support is entirely different.
     
  15. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Did the OP mention hardware support?

    Because if he did, then yes, I didn't get it.

    If he didn't, then my reply was spot on.

    My impression is that he's worried about software support and I don't see there being any problem.

    We are a few days - 2 weeks shy of official Lion release. Installing the GM is going to give you the same release as the retail and I don't expect there being any major hardware problems or otherwise caused by the installation of it.
     
  16. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I thought you already had Lion installed?

     
  17. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    No. I have enough patience to wait a couple days.
     
  18. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL :D

    Barber , so u got Lion or not LOL :p
     
  19. RichardBeer macrumors regular

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    I'll be slightly disappointed. But it's coming out soon anyway.
     
  20. Kuray macrumors regular

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    I've just Installed Lion to another partition of my Mac.

    When it will become available, I will delete that partition in my 2nd HD and install again.

    Also I will install it to the my 1st SSD from Mac App Store
     
  21. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    i certainly don't. lol and i get pissed when people won't let me email them instead ;)
     
  22. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. On an external drive I boot from just to play with. Im still on Snow Leopard.

    I can't believe there are people here that will download that thing on the day it's released and install it on top of SL with no way of going back. But hey... go for it... and scream loudly about the bugs and features so us hold-outs can get onboard with 10.7.1 by the end of August. Much appreciated!
     
  23. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Unless you use your Mac to earn your living, I think your statement is pretty irrelevant to the average consumer or enthusiasts just wanting to have the latest. No harm in having a bit of fun exploring a brand new OS, even though it may be riddled with early bugs.

    It isn't the end of the world. As Apple has shown with SL, early OS updates will be swift.
     
  24. silexh macrumors member

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    I'm going to wait with upgrading until I get netatalk with replay cache support working in Ubuntu 10.04 (so I can make time machine backups over lan)
    But I'm not that impressed either.
     
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