What Ways Is Mavericks Better Than Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by cinealta, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. cinealta, Jan 9, 2015
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    cinealta macrumors 6502

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    I have a cMP that I am using exclusively for Logic Pro X. It works flawlessly on ML 10.8.5. However I understand that Mavericks has some kind of dynamic RAM allocation that will allow me to utilize all my available RAM (48 Gb).

    If I don't need any social features (eg Notification Center, Dashboard) or additional security (don't surf the web) is RAM usage the only benefit of Mavericks? Will a downside of Mavericks be no TRIM support for my SSDs? Thanks for your advice!
     
  2. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    My own personal experience with Mavericks is on my Macbook Pro 13 inch late 2011 with 4GB of RAM and I felt the memory compression in Mavericks made better use of the limited RAM than with Mountain Lion. Obviously that is a little different to your 48GB situation.

    The other big advantage of Mavericks is that it will be supported for longer than Mountain Lion.

    I have since upgraded to 16GB as I'm now running emulators (QEMU) and Virtual Machines (VMware Fusion). I have never felt tempted to go back to Mountain Lion.

    I'm also running TRIM on my Crucial SSD without problems. I believe that Yosemite is the one where you might encounter problems with TRIM.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1740457
    http://www.cindori.org/trim-enabler-and-yosemite/

    Mavericks is fine with TRIM.
     
  3. cinealta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! Thanks for the personal insight. I really appreciate it.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    If your's is a production machine and it runs well, you should probably just stick with the setup that you currently have. Most likely, the update will change absolutely nothing, but there is always a small chance that something will go wrong.
     
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    Do not upgrade. Like said above if your computer works and you use it for production then keep it working for as long as possible.

    Lots of problems with audio interfaces that HAVE NOT BEEN FIXED came up with the introduction of mavericks and energy saving technologies.

    maverics is great on the battery life and gets me hours more on my macbook air than ML but on my imac i notice hardly any difference and now there are issues with audio
     
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  7. cinealta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. AFAIK this is an iMac issue. I have a cMP and have not had the audio stuttering problem on ML.
     
  8. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Sadly this happens on my MacBook Pro as well, regardless of iTunes 11 or 12...
     

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