Should i upgrade mountain lion ? 2011 macbook air 13inch i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fireworksdesign, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. fireworksdesign macrumors member

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    Hi guys , is there any reason i should upgrade to mountain lion ?

    These are some features of ml that has caught my eye but im not sure if its that important

    gatekeeper < i download a lot so this is very important

    icloud < dont use it

    messages < i only use yahoo / msn / and skype = . I think messages doesnt incorporate skype and msn right ? btw right now i use adium and skype

    notification center < is this another fancy gimmick or is it really useful ?

    safari < im using the search bar url plugin

    Aside from this , does ml make the air snappier ? Can you give more reasons why i should upgrade please?
     
  2. mike5250 macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking of upgrading as well and don't mind the $20 fee. I just don't want it to still have issues. I would like airplay to work with my apple tv.
     
  3. yinz macrumors 6502a

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  4. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    I upgraded on my 2011 13" MBA i7. I like it so far. The biggest reason is that "instant on" is truly instant now. Other than that, what you asked about -

    gatekeeper - can easily be turned in the preferences

    icloud - i don't use it either and don't need to. dropbox works just fine though, i've been having trouble with the skydrive app though...

    messages - does everything ichat used to do. this seems more tailored for people who have iphones.

    notification center - a bit useless now, but when more apps start taking advantage of it, it will be much better. right now, gmail in chrome works with it and that's pretty good. i see this feature more as "dashboard 2.0", once devs start writing widgets to fill this space, it will be very good.

    safari - i use chrome.

    snappier - see above. yes, it's certainly snappier. resumes quicker is the main thing i noticed.
     
  5. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000

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    DL away. No reason not to update and the new features may or may not make a difference to you. If you've got an iPhone or iPad and use it for work or school, the iCloud update will definitely be worthwhile.
     
  6. drsox macrumors 65816

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    I've upgraded and I can recommend it.

    Safari - snappier.
    Notifications - useful.
    Messages - useful esp with iPxxx devices.
     
  7. fireworksdesign thread starter macrumors member

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    instant on sounds nice , aside from the power nap feature too.

    if i dont update to ml , i won't get any software updates for bugs/fixes right ?
     

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