Software Updates on Mac App Store

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by sshhoott, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. sshhoott macrumors 6502

    sshhoott

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    For the people using Mountain Lion DP, What does it exactly mean when Apple says "OS X software updates are available through the Mac App Store"?

    Can I install my iLife '11 from a DVD on ML and still expect to get software updates through the Mac App Store?

    Will non-Mac App Store purchased OS X apps have a facility to download updates through 'Software Update' just like in Lion?


    Thanks in advance for answering this question, I just don't want to buy iPhoto again on the Mac App Store just for the sake of getting updates. :)
     
  2. bobbba macrumors regular

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    Well "OS X software updates are available through the Mac App Store" means that updates for the OS itself go through the app store along side app updates.

    Regarding your questions:

    Can I install my iLife '11 from a DVD on ML and still expect to get software updates through the Mac App Store?

    Probably

    Will non-Mac App Store purchased OS X apps have a facility to download updates through 'Software Update' just like in Lion?

    Probably not (apart from Apple's own apps)
     
  3. sshhoott thread starter macrumors 6502

    sshhoott

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    Thanks for the answer. So Mac App store doesn't require Apple ID authentication for geting Software updates for Apple Apps that weren't purchased on app store?

    Also, do Java updates, EFI Firmware, Printer driver updates, etc... updates also come through Mac App store? If they do, it seems Apple is also updating non-Apple apps from the Mac App store. That's unusual or maybe, I'm missing something.

    (Would greatly appreciate an answer from someone already using ML DP 4 :))
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Everything that was previously handled through Software Update is now handled through the App Store, including printer and java updates. Software Update is no more.
     
  5. bobbba macrumors regular

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    Yes updates happen without further authentication. I can't be 100% sure but as DVD iLife installed updates were handled by the OS software update setup that has been completely moved into the App store updates I very much suspect so.

    As CougarCat said, Apple was already updating a limited range of 3rd party software through software updates it's likely that ML will do exactly the same.
     

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