Snow Leopard vs Lion vs Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Baklava, Jun 18, 2012.


What will be your main OS this fall?

  1. I'll definitely switch to Mountain Lion

    28 vote(s)
  2. I'll stick with Lion

    5 vote(s)
  3. I'll stick with Snow Leopard

    30 vote(s)
  4. I'll stick with older OS

    0 vote(s)
  5. Don't know, waiting for Mountain Lion release

    4 vote(s)
  1. Baklava macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    We've been able to get more infos about Mountain Lion last WWDC. I am interested, how many people are thinking of upgrading to Apple's latest OS Mountain Lion this July and started this poll. Feel free to leave your comments below about your choice. :)

    EDIT: Not fall... It meant to be July; I mixed it up with iOS 6. :D
  2. laetusviator macrumors member


    May 31, 2012
    I'll be switching to Mountain Lion. Can't think of any reason why I wouldn't. (Anyone have a good reason not to?)
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    From what I've read, if you are using Lion then going to Mountain Lion you should have no issues, however, I would wait for initial feedback or maybe the first patch before doing so. While the developer feedback is good, you never know what issues will crop up once you have millions of people installing and using Mountain Lion when it's released.

    Also, you need to consider the applications you use. Do they all work correctly under Mountain Lion? Some will, some will need patches or upgrades.

    If you are using Snow Leopard, some of the reasons that made you stick with it instead of moving to Lion may still apply.
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Can't legally use an OS with Versions support without having to vape the hard drive every night, so I'm on Snow Leopard and will be staying there unless I can turn versions off. Period.
  5. Baklava thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    SL works best for me. It runs everything perfect and is screaming fast. Lion and ML have too much features I don't need or will never use in my life. In my case, I need the stability of SL for all my applications.
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    I like to stay up to date... definitely switching to ML!
  7. CoreyLahey macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    **** Leopard was the worst, what were they thinking? A **** leopard can't change its **** spots.
  8. scottsmrn macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    My SL to ML performance

    I was running Lion, but was unhappy with the overall performance.
    This evening I did a clean install of 10.6 and jumped to 10.8.

    10.6 score on left. 10.8 score on right.

    Honestly, the functionality makes up for the performance dip for me. :cool:

    Attached Files:

  9. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    For me, the grid based Spaces in SL is more functional.

    Also a Full-Screen mode that leaves a 2nd monitor to do other things is also more functional.

    There are other issues with Lion/ML, but Apple seems to be making progress on restoring Expose, and "Save As...". Also, I'm not sure if there has been any progress on giving users more control over Resume, Versions or AutoSave.

    I'll be staying with SL.

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