Updating OS X?

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  1. lewismayell, Mar 26, 2013
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    lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I'm new to mac and new to this forum, but i was just wondering, when Apple inevitably release a new version OS X, do I simply just purchase and upgrade through the App Store or is there more to it than that?

    I couldn't find any answers to this on YouTube or Google, Thanks
     
  2. NHProductions macrumors newbie

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    Hello lewismayell, welcome to the Mac family.
    You're correct, if a new version of OS X is released you simply purchase, download and install it from the application store.
     
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  4. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Minor updates are free and just come down with software update (10.8.1 to 10.8.2 or 10.8.3). When the next major version comes out, 10.9 for example, Apple has been charging $20 or so for the upgrade. You buy it through the app store and just download a giant installer (3-4 GB I think they've been). This is fairly new and they've only done this for the past two OS upgrades (Lion and Mountain Lion).
     
  5. eco7777 macrumors regular

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    refrain from going to Moutain Lion, Snow Leopard is better
     
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Don't listen, OP.

    You can disable most of the features you think are iOS-like.

    ML is as fast as SL, not to mention looks more modern than SL.

    Upgrading Apple OS X is fairly simple compared to Windows, etc.
     
  7. lewismayell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my MacBook with ML so I'm not gonna change it, it's the quickest operating system I've used, there are no faults so far as opposed to Windows where I would get atleast a couple of errors a day
     
  8. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Like others have said, its pretty fool proof to update. OSX will prompt you for minor updates and if your around this forum you'll know all too much about a major update when it arrives!

    Glad your enjoying your new computer.
     
  9. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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    Does this update include SMC or that has to be done manually/separately?
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but you can't re-enable the features that are Snow Leopard-like. :D
     
  11. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. While there are many ways (including using third-party software) to make ML more SL, I'd just rather stick with SL until I have to buy a new computer.

    That's just me...I like SL.
     
  12. eco7777 macrumors regular

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    enjoy your kernel panics and itunesh-it 11
     
  13. blueroom macrumors 603

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    ML 10.8.3 is solid for my MBP 2010, and I like iTunes 11.
     
  14. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    ?

    You can re-enable all the old iTunes features or get used to the new ones.

    ML is a good and solid OS. Like SL.

    Lion was not, and I'll give you that.

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    Such as?
     
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  16. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    That's not bad advice--I still run Leopard on my 2008 iMac and like Leopard a lot. But I also like ML a lot which is on my rMBP.
     
  17. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the versions. Some updates require purchasing (such as a milestone update), and other updates are free (if they are part of the "milestone" version that you already own).
     
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    How so?

    Yes, Snow Leopard's (SL) buttons are rounded like buttons and the Aqua UI feels more Mac-like than Windows-like, and Rosetta is in SL, but apart from those, what makes SL better?

    And ML does fix the battery problems introduced in Lion (10.7...)
     
  19. eco7777 macrumors regular

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    The #$%^&*(&^ kernel panics i am getting due to Apple releasing a buggy system with ML. What a PO Cra-p
     
  20. anzio macrumors 6502

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    You've got some serious issues. ML won't cause kernel panics. Not fresh anyway. Kernel panics usually point to outdated software installed, or hardware issues.
     
  21. eco7777 macrumors regular

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    check the news and check what they say about ML
     
  22. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    How about you provide links from multiple, credible sources to back up your claim? You made it, you support it.
     

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