Mountain Lion excluded from new 3rd party software updates - How prevalent?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by katewes, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. katewes macrumors 6502

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    For various reasons I had thought of camping for a while on Mountain Lion.

    But I recently bought a software called "Capture One 8" by Phase One which is on special for owners of Sony cameras. It was such an amazing price that I immediately made the purchase without checking what the system requirements were. I assumed Mountain Lion was recent enough of an OSX version to be compatible with the software. To my shock, it required Mavericks.

    Question: in your experience, are you already starting to find new versions of software being only for Mavericks and Yosemite?

    To be honest, my main reticence to update to upgrade is I continue to hear anecdotes of problems in Mavericks Mail with Gmail IMAP, and because of my work I simply need rock-solid email performance which I am getting abundantly from Mountain Lion - and there are no features in Mavericks that entice me. Absolutely nothing.

    Also, if I would need to buy an update for VMWare, since my current version doesn't play nicely with Mavericks, and there's a good chance I'd have to re-install Windows when I update. So for all those reasons, I just wanted to continue with Mountain Lion.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is a somewhat puzzling question. There are software titles that support no OS older than Mavericks. There are others that support MacOS X 10.3 and every version of MacOS X/OS X that followed. These are choices made by their developers. Always always always read the system requirements of applications and peripherals before you purchase them.
     
  3. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Install Mavericks on a seperate partition. Reboot to Mavericks when you need to use Capture 8 One and easily switch back to Mountain Lion when you need reliable mail.
     
  4. katewes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds a great idea, however, my 256GB SSD hasn't got that much space left.
     
  5. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Then install Mavericks on an external USB hard-drive.
    Those are really cheap now and provide a fluent and usable (although not as fast as your SSD) performance.
     

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