To Upgrade or Not?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tawcat, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. tawcat macrumors regular

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    Have been reading about the problems some folks are having with Mavericks.

    I read a reviews by ZDnet, Macworld, CNET, and a few others. For the most part it seems they are saying it's a good upgrade and it's free.

    I don't do alot of high tech stuff on my iMac, uploading photo files and burning CDs/DVDs is about as techie as I get.

    What's the consensus of the forum? Thanks
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I've been using it for 4 months now. It's been nothing but fantastic. Breathed new life into my 2009 MBP.

    Plus, it's free.
     
  3. lexdiamonnyc macrumors member

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    I'd wait until at least the first update comes out.
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    If it ain't broke... don't fix it.

    That said, is there anything about Mavrix you've read that would give you a better experience?
     
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well, that's not exactly the best attitude.

    There are things in Mavericks that would make it worth the upgrade, even if there's no new features.

    There are security updates, many performance updates, etc..

    If you have critical third party apps, then obviously make sure they've been updated for Mavericks or that the most recent version is at least stable on Mavericks.

    Other than that, have a good back up and you should be fine..
     
  6. MattyDlotus macrumors newbie

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    Ive just upgraded, main improvements are performance..... gone from ~13000 to ~13500 on geekbench.

    Also tags are uber useful
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    At this point you might as well wait for 10.9.1 which is most likely 2 or 3 weeks away.
     
  8. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's worth it just to get iBooks and the updated iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband.
     
  9. guitarman777 macrumors regular

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    Only a couple problems, most solved within the first few days. At least in my experience.
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    tawcat... you changed your name? :eek:
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Huh?
     
  12. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ditto!!!! Huh???
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Best update from Apple since Snow Leopard. My computer has run faster and better since the upgrade. Are there little glitches here and there, maybe, but I haven't found any that effect me in any big way.

    Bottom line, it's free and your computer will thank you for it.
     
  14. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    My Air runnung ML is not broken. I am not in a mindset now to troubleshoot now so I'll stay back and read more from other users.
     

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