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Worst version of the Macintosh OS for you?

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

    Votes: 10 38.5%
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OS X El Capitan (10.11)

    Votes: 3 11.5%
  • OS X Yosemite (10.10)

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OS X Lion (10.7)

    Votes: 10 38.5%
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mac OS X Tiger (10.4)

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • Mac OS X Panther (10.3)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mac OS X Jaguer (10.2)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mac OS X Cheetah/Puma (10.0-10.1)

    Votes: 1 3.8%

  • Total voters
    26

KoolAid-Drink

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Sep 18, 2013
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What was the worst version of the Macintosh OS for you (including Mac OS X, OS X, and macOS)? And why? Updated to reflect newer OSes.

For me, definitely Mavericks (OS X 10.9) and High Sierra (macOS 10.13). Both releases were terribly buggy, had many odd issues, and continue to do so up to their respective .5 and .6 updates. Both required reinstalls, which didn't solve anything. High Sierra was particularly appalling with security loopholes at the very start-go (embarrassing), and for me, contacts don't sync properly, no matter what I tried to do (turn on/off iCloud, do a reinstall, removed some plist files). Mavericks had Finder stack overflow issues, Migration Assistant crashed leaving users no way but to force restart their computers, and Time Machine was super glitchy. In my experience, El Captian and Lion also weren't the greatest, but High Sierra was/is a hot mess.

Note that I lumped both Cheetah and Puma (10.0/10.1) in one, because both were almost the same.

Please vote, then give your answer and why. You can choose up to two OSes.
 

MBAir2010

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Mavericks because mountain lion was my favorite.
That statred a continous storm of OSXs not fully functioning on older macs, and forced many to needlessly buy newer macs.
Mavericks, the latin word for “continuos spinning beachball “ gave my macbook air an hour of bettry life from 4-5hours, disabled dreamweaver from my CS3 collection and did not reconnize over 267 albums in my itues collection.
That OSX made me realize apple was focused on profits rather than customers.
 

flowrider

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Nov 23, 2012
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None of them really. I've been using a Mac since the days of OS 6. In all that time I've never had issues.

Lou
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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They're all ok for the most part. I've had various issues with a number of them, but most of have been very stable.
 

MBAir2010

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None of them really. I've been using a Mac since the days of OS 6. In all that time I've never had issues.

Lou
No problems? Ask your persnal tech mechanic who fixes your macs which OSX is their worse.
Ya know, i just realized something, i never complained about anything apple since mavericks, at that time i was training for the ironman, living in a stressed apartment complex, my 17 year old cat was not the same as when i got her at 6 weeks old, i had 3 jobs and the construction around our living area was rampid. Maybe our lifestyles implicate our tolerance for things like a newOsx that amounted to new problems we never seen in our macs. So, flowridr, im happy for you, that is the way apple life should be, problem free!
 
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sunapple

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Jul 16, 2013
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Snow Leopard was pure perfection, then Lion tried to be new and was very slow and buggy (for me at least). That was the biggest notable (negative) difference between releases I can remember. Feels like every iteration afterwards was a better version of Lion with every release being a little bit more stable (for me). Generally happy with the software.

(Leopard was my first Mac experience)
 

KoolAid-Drink

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Snow Leopard was pure perfection, then Lion tried to be new and was very slow and buggy (for me at least). That was the biggest notable (negative) difference between releases I can remember. Feels like every iteration afterwards was a better version of Lion with every release being a little bit more stable (for me). Generally happy with the software.

(Leopard was my first Mac experience)
What was Leopard like for you? Smooth like SL, or glitchy like Lion?
 
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