Wait for Mountain Lion or not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PlanetExp, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. PlanetExp macrumors member

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    I have the opportunity to buy a macbook air in the weekend, but not after. Is it wise to hold off a couple of days so I get mountain lion at the same go or is the upgrade process so seamless it won't matter?

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    Fred
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    On a clean OSX build installed on a current Mac model the upgrade should be completely painless.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  4. PlanetExp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks you. I think it's just the thought of having a clean installed system and get the montain lion thumbstick with the air is better than having the lion version then upgrade if there's a reinstall needed (if that ever will happen true).

    But I'll guess I pull the trigger in the weekend. I'll get the 11 version since I want portability but sadly I will do lots of music and sheet music writing so I'll be mostly working on a second screen when not on the go (which is yet another investment. But I think I will just simply have to test this setup out).

    Thanks
    Fred
     
  5. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

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    There's no more recovery thumbdrive anymore. You reinstall from the recovery partition or the internet recovery in the EFI.
     
  6. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I have one of the early ML developer previews. (Too busy to go get the GM). I made my own usb stick using the same method I used to make myself a Lion stick. It still works. If you purchase ML, be sure to make yourself a stuck using installESD.dmg (inside the app) before allowing it to install and auto-delete its own install app, leaving you with the recovery partition / internet recovery as your only option to get up and running in the event of a disastrophe.
     
  7. PlanetExp thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, good idea and solves my worries actually :)

    Thank you.
     
  8. Dviper27 macrumors member

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    Might aswell

    Might aswell just go for it. ML sounds like it is going to be a pointless upgrade anyways
     
  9. talmy macrumors 601

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    Not so. Mountain Lion is Apple's Windows 7 to Lion's Windows Vista. Most Snow Leopard users that couldn't stomach Lion should be happy with Mountain Lion, and it's a "no brainer" upgrade for Lion users. 200+ New Features
     

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