Should I Upgrade to ML?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Squilly, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    I have a rMBP running Lion since it was purchased before ML was released. Is it worth upgrading or waiting for OS X 10.9? If I waited, would it still be $20 or would I have to upgrade to ML then pay another $20 to get the next version?
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Worth *what*? What kind of value assessment are you basing this on? Is it money or features of the OS itself? If it's the later, nobody can answer this for you as everyone will have subjective opinions based on their own individual usage habits.

    If you upgrade within 30 days of the next release, 10.9 would be free (I think it's 30 days).
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If you have no reason to upgrade and you like Lion stick with it. I myself prefer ML and its a solid OS, but to each his own.
     
  4. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's free to all MBP owners?
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    On second thought, I don't actually know.

    I researched this a bit and found that Apple's "Up to date" program applies to new mac purchases that have an older OS on it. (which entitles you to a free OS within 30 days.)

    Now I'm not sure what happens if you buy only ML then 2 weeks later Apple releases 10.9. I can't find anything in writing anyway.

    Sorry to mislead you.

    Suffice it to say that 10.9 won't appear until Summer at the earliest anyway so your upgrade to ML (should you chose to do so) won't be entirely wasted. After all, we're not talking hundreds of dollars here.
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    I think it is worth it. iMessage is nice and notification Center is also nice. :apple:
     
  7. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There's a notification center on ML?
     
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    It's worth it to go to ML from Lion, IMO. It's less flaky than Lion, and the extra integration with iOS is awesome if you have an iPhone.
     
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    C'mon, you spend $2.4k on a laptop, and wondering whether or not to plonk down $20 on an OS upgrade?

    It is really much better - Notification Centre is far more useful than you may imagine.
     
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    Upgrade. It is cheap and has a few useful features on it.
     
  13. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    iMessage is a joke. If you don't close it often it will cause problems. It also gets lost in longer threads. Another cool Apple feature that wasn't tested worth a crap.
     
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  15. Badrottie Suspended

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    oh yeah I forgot about that one iMessage always get lost with threads. iMessage is not very perfect but it is a cool feature anyway. :apple:
     

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