So, what's the verdict? Should we upgrade, or are there too many bugs?

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

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Should users upgrade to Mavericks?

  1. Yes, it's perfectly fine!

    92 vote(s)
    85.2%
  2. Too many bugs; wait for a point release.

    16 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Broph macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    #1
    It's hard to weigh up all the pros and cons that everyone is saying. If users currently using Mavericks could take a second to vote, that would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Some of my apple scripts stopped working and so far one of my apps. But OS related bugs. I have had none so far.

    If someone had upgraded my machine and didn't tell me, I wouldn't even know I was using Mavericks instead of ML
     
  3. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Upgraded this morning and I have absolutely no problems. I say go for it.
     
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Upgraded 3 system today (2 laptops and 1 server) and so far no issues whatsoever. Still it is your choice (and the wife did notice little differences, but wouldn't have known if I hadn't been talking about it for days.
     
  5. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    I would say only wait if you KNOW a certain app you rely on does not work. Otherwise go for it.
     
  6. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    You won't know how your system will react to the upgrade until you just do it. There are no known "major" bugs that will for sure tank your machine if you upgrade, it's really just bad luck on some people's ends.
     
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

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    This might be my favorite Mac OS X, ahead of a tie between Snow Leopard and Tiger. I love it. Features I actually want. Optimizations I actually notice.
     
  8. lshirase macrumors regular

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    Installed it on my 2013 MBA. Works perfectly, very happy with it so far!
     
  9. throAU macrumors 601

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    #9
    Been running mavericks since about July(?). Perfectly fine here.
     
  10. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    #10
    how's your battery?
     
  11. lshirase macrumors regular

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    Seemed to improve by a little over an hour.
     
  12. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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  13. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    As advertised. Hmm…i'm still waiting on XBMC to get updated so that it actually works rather than installing a beta version.
     
  14. s0mojo macrumors newbie

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  16. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    Vastly my favourite. Got all the "cool gimmicks" of the Lions (Messaging with a full-sized keyboard is far from a gimmick) but with a substantially improved performance core. Page outs have dropped massively for me thanks to memory compression! Good to be with :apple:!
     
  17. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    My Smart Mailboxes are broken. The filters don't work correctly and the count is wrong. This is going to slow me down a lot.
     
  18. polbit, Oct 23, 2013
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    polbit macrumors 6502

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    #18
    So far I can't get Time Machine to work (keeps preparing disk) and when I close the lid or put my MBP into sleep mode, the power LED doesn't blink anymore, just sits there half-lit - I think it's not properly going into sleep, but I'll check it after it's fully charged in a bit.

    EDIT: Almost as soon as posted this note, my time machine started backing up the disk. That's after being stuck in preparing disk overnight... I think I shamed it!
     
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  20. RAPTORSKI macrumors regular

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    Mavericks is quite good. Fixed a lot of visual problems with calendar, notification center, notes, etc. all textures look similar to iOS 7 now basically. Settings menu is better, the new maps is a nice addition, and quite a few major upgrades to Safari. Safari now runs significantly smoother and has more features. :)

    The new tabbed finder works quite well also. All good on my side.
     
  21. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    - Running hot with high fan speed.
    - Can't pair to bluetooth speakers anymore
    - Tried to wipe the system to factory condition but can't do backup as my backup drive is full and the trash removal program isn't working.
     
  22. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I noticed this morning, while my MBP was sleeping and I unplugged the power cord the Superdrive cycled and it took almost a minute to re-sleep. I had actually not awakened the machine since the upgrade so I don't know if the SD cycling is normal on waking up.
     
  23. pineapple216 macrumors member

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    #23
    I've upgraded my 2013 MacBook Air this morning, from Mountain Lion and it went perfectly fine.

    However I noticed a few things:
    - There's no 'paper' anymore in the Trash icon in the dock if there are files in your trash folder. This kinda annoys me, because this way you can't instantly see if there's something there.

    - The finder 3-finger swipe doesn't work anymore.

    - There's now a colored dot before the name of a file or folder,
    instead of a colored file- foldername, when files are tagged with a color.

    These things aren't really bugs, but they're kinda of annoying in my opinion.

    Having said this, Mavericks is a bit smoother than ML, scrolling is smoother, apps startup faster, and it seems it get more battery life :).
     
  24. RolyPolyBird macrumors regular

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    #24
    Exactly the same issues.. its driving me insane.
     
  25. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Overall, I'm more pleased with Mavericks than I was with ML, although there's still some annoying bugs like my dock getting stuck on my 2nd monitor. I'll take the bug to have proper multi-monitor support though!

    That would be a bug ;)
     

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