What's your verdict?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mabaker, Jul 25, 2012.


What's your grade of Mountain Lion?

  1. 1 star

    14 vote(s)
  2. 2 stars

    8 vote(s)
  3. 3 stars

    17 vote(s)
  4. 4 stars

    58 vote(s)
  5. 5 stars

    101 vote(s)
  1. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    On my Late 2009 Mac Mini it is flying fast. I didn't expect that performance will improve that much. Definitely tangible gain there.
  2. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    Isn't it a bit early for a verdict? Give it some time..
  3. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    def a speed boost, and so far, most things work. but agreed, it's way too soon for a verdict...
  4. EwanMcTeagle macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2012
    Lodz, Poland
    I've only had it installed for an hour, but I gotta say I like ML. Dictation is really cool, Safari is definitely better, battery life got slightly better, notes are useful.

    I'm annoyed by:
    - battery life status - anyone knows if you can display remaining battery time? It seems that there's only % option and you gotta point on the battery to see time status.
    - notifications center - is there a way to get rid of it from the main status bar? Really don't need it and prefer the old layout.

    Other than that it's nice.
  5. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Definitely the upgrade needed for rMBP's along with the software updates.

    But like many, OS X is really starting to age in my eyes. Apple needs to reinvent their desktop computing experience, because this is just getting old. ML is great and fast and has a bunch of improvements, they just need to start making moves to grow more competitive.
  6. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    An example of a major 'reinvention' is windows 8..and we all know how 'great' those changes to windows are :rolleyes:
  7. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    It's aldeady "reinvented" with Windows 8. All Apple has to do now is copy an claim they reinvented it.
  8. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    It's funny how the Windows reviews all diss and hate the complete redesign of Windows 8, saying Metro sucks and "Windows 7 forever!"

    Yet on Apple side everyone uses Windows 8 and Metro as example of awesome innovation, and incredible new OS, saying "too bad Apple didn't do the same thing."
  9. ruvil macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2010
    I totally love Mountain Lion, well done Apple, as always.
  10. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    I'm gonna hold off before I rate ML. So far I'm impressed, especially with how fast Safari is.
  11. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    The people who are crying about Windows 8 are the hardcore users who ironically are usually the ones most vocal about any changes. 90% of the user base will love Metro, even on desktops.
  12. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    These are the users still running XP Pro with 4-8GB of ram not realizing their 32bit OS only supports 3.5GB but claim W7 is inferior to XP because it resembles Vista.
  13. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    While I think ML is a great release, I simply think Apple can do better. Their focus is strongly oriented towards iOS and I think they should bring something new to OS X. What I'm trying to emphasize is the belief that Apple can do better. There's nothing wrong with ML at all, but I expect more from Apple.
  14. goodroots macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011
    I'm a fan so far. Safari is improved, and my computer seems to be responding a bit more quickly.

    I do tons of typing for work, and I'm looking forward to trying the dictation out.

    I'm a sucker for the iOS integration, too.
  15. iSimx macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2007
    So far I'm very impressed, everything has gone smoothly so far (cross fingers). The only problem I've come across so far is that dictation doesn't work... don't know why.
  16. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    I'm very impressed with it so far. My machine feels faster than ever. as far as capability guys I think its top-notch. This entire message was done with dictation.
  17. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Actually we dont. Windows 8 hasn't been released yet, only a preview has. You'd have to be stupid to declare that it will fail before it has actually been released.

    For all we know it could take off and become the next big thing...stranger things have happened.

    OS X is ageing...it needs a MAJOR UI overhaul, not a conversion to the also ageing iOS UI.


    Unless they are running the 64bit versions of XP that is!
  18. SBradford macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    did you experience slow downs in Lion? I'm on a Macbook 2010 and I find Lion to be so slow, with apps like iTunes taking up to a minute to stop bouncing in the dock.
  19. Prime85 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    iStat Menus 3 lets you display both time remaining and percentage together in the menu bar
  20. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom

    Quicker, more refined Lion. Dictation is great, so is Notification Centre.

    My only gripe is RSS feeds being taken out of Mail, but I guess I can adapt.
  21. dougutphy macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Didn't need the update for anything practical, and what I do for work doesn't change at all and isn't really improved by ML. Just did the update for fun and for stuff like messages, etc. But after an hour, I'm sold. Very very very fast and so far I like the few new features I've been able to play with. Very happy, 5 stars.
  22. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    zero stars because I have not received the code yet.
  23. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    There needs to be a 6th option:

    "I'll let you know when Apple sorts out the up to date program"
  24. iwan073 macrumors regular


    May 1, 2011
    The Netherlands
    4 Stars, Cause it works fine.

    Not 5 stars, cause come on... As if I'm ever gonna use Notes, Reminders and the Notification Center?!
  25. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    It's very easy to say, you can do better. Better in what? You expect what exactly? Just "more"? :rolleyes:

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