So am I the only one who feels like Mavericks kind of stinks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by bkribbs, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    I updated to Mavericks because it has some great features.

    I didn't anticipate it sucking.

    My Safari loads pages slower for sure.

    Sometimes if I swipe as if to go back in history in safari, it goes half an inch and the tab freezes. I have to close that tab because its useless.

    Minecraft gets 30 FPS compared to the 60 or so I got on ML.

    I've already repaired permissions and restarted a few times and its not gotten better. I'm afraid I may have to install a partition with ML on it to hold me over until Mavericks gets on top of its game.

    What do you all think of it? Anyone with similar experiences?
  2. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Everything on my 2013 MBA is noticeably slower and Preview is now broken. All bookmarks were missing and when I tried to add them back it just froze.

    Guess you get what you pay for...
  3. pencilcheck macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
  4. bwat47 macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2013
    Perhaps you should try a clean install? I've also got a 2013 MBA, and Mavericks is faster in every way than ML was. Very snappy and responsive. Preview works fine here as well.

    It could also just be spotlight re-indexing if you just barely upgraded. When you upgrade to MV on the first boot spotlight will re-index all your files, which will take a while and use a lot of resources if you have many files.
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    Mavericks on my MBP is amazing. Even during the developer previews - when ever I went back to Mountain Lion I could tell the difference.

    Mavericks is faster and more refined. Sounds like you have a botched setup.
  7. Jamiron macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    I'm genuinely annoyed by the default wallpaper. WTF is up with that 8 bit ugly wave thing?
  8. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012

    No. How do I do that? Only method I know if is the USB key thing they used for lion? I'd be willing to try to set up a partition with this on it for sure.
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I like Mavericks. Thus far, it has been a smooth and improved ride for me on my late 2011 MBP.
  10. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I didn't do a clean install and I can definitely see how much faster Mavericks is. There are some annoying bugs but nothing that results in performance degradation. Hopefully 10.9.1 fixes the scrolling issue where it stutters a bit and some of the graphical glitches.
  11. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Maybe run activity monitor and see what's going on. Too many people upgrading and immediately complaining about chopping performance. Let spotlight and whatever else finish their background tasks.
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
  13. bkribbs, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013

    bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
  14. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Yeah I'm very disappointed with it too. I always liked using the default galaxy wallpapers in the past but I can't stand this wave wallpaper.
  15. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2013
  16. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I have a Mid 2012 15" RMBP and it is faster and more responsive, although booting is much slower compared to Mountain Lion. Under ML, I would go from grey logo screen to login screen in under two seconds. Now it takes about five. Not objectionable, but wonder why it takes twice as long to boot?

    Otherwise graphics are smoother and overall the system feels more responsive.
  17. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    Good to hear. I guess I'll find out!
  18. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Don't have time or energy to do a fresh install so I'll just see if it rides it out.
  19. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    am good here (altho had some weird safari thing; fixed with a reboot).

    so far...everything seems faster. am liking the new calendar; adapting to the new Notes app.

    safari is fast. most of my 'hacks' work (black menubar, locking away the dock, hiding notification menubar icon...etc).

    day 1, anyway LOL. we'll see how the week goes. but the speed is nice, and hoping the stability is there...these are the 2 things i want most.
  20. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    The bookmark function in preview is just gone, not that it doesn't work its just not there anymore.
  21. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Ah yes! I have the same Late 2011 MBP and I think its running much smoother...much better than ML
  22. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    upgraded the Air, no issues but not real impressed

    have to work with it more I guess. It's no Snow Leopard.
  23. MacInTheCrack macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2013
  24. iHenry macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2012
    I'm sorry to disagree with you on this, but I'd rather pay, within reasonable terms, for something that actually works and saves me trouble, than having to deal with an OS on my computer that is only making my interaction and work with it way harder. That is exactly why I left Windows and decided to move to the Mac/Apple environment.
    It is not that much about how much you Pay in actual money but about the amount of time you end up wasting for having an Operating System full of flaws.
    Learned my Lesson with Windows Vista and OSX Lion.
  25. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    It is the best computer I have ever owned. No more VW bugs for me. I have grown fond of Apple juice. :apple:

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