Need advice on Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by s.horsfield, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. s.horsfield macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    New Zealand
    People are saying Mountain Lion is relatively stable and actually has better performance than Lion. Plus i'm keen to start using reminders and some other Mountain Lion features...

    So i'm thinking I may use it for my primary OS. Thoughts?

    Also if I hate it for whatever reason can I go back to Lion, also how will time machine backups work? Will they backup on mountain lion okay? If I want to get a lion file from time machine in ML will this work? Say I went from ML to L would all my backups follow?



    Also i'm creating a seperate partition for ML now (8GB) and disk utility has had the same progress (shrinking drive, 1/3 of the way done) for about half an hour. If it's worth using it as primary OS (looking for answers) can I cancel it half way through, no harm done?

  2. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Do whatever you like. I myself am using ML as my primary OS, and despite the small bugs and whatnot, I have still not booted into Lion since I installed DP2. I won't remove my Lion partition until ML is released to the public, but that's just me.

    According to this blog post, you can rollback to Lion from a ML backup by following his steps.
  3. paul117 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2012
    i was running DP2 of mountain lion but i returned to lion for afew reasons

    1. wireless network would crash would be unable to get a connection back
    2. it had a habbit of me having to force shutdown my macbook pro due to something going wrong
    3. it would not keep my wallpaper when ever i rebooted.
    for me to have restored back to lion was the most difficult process ever.... i attempted internet recovery but it booted into mountain lion recovery and would not let me delete my boot partition to be able to use internet recovery for lion dont know why, so i was forced to boot off my mac os x snow leopard recovery disk to get it to a state where i could do an internet recovery... unless u r willing to put up with all these kinds off issues u may or may not face go for it.... its pritty fun to play with.
  4. Shazaam! macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2009
    The same goes for me. I simply haven't encountered the problems others have had, so perhaps they are hardware unique and third-party software specific issues.
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    It'sa Developer Preview, you don't know what bugs are lurking. Some people are apparently fine and some aren't. And some say it's fine and live with the issues that Mountain Lion has. It all depends on what software you are running. Another thing to consider is if your daily activities (business/school/whatever) depends on that computer.

    I would strongly recommend not interrupting it. Unless and until someone says they've done this and had no ill effects.

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