Would anyone recommend buying an extra MBPr just to have Mavericks in the future?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    If one were to buy a high end 13" MBPr running Mavericks 10.9.5 and save it until their current 13" MBPr went bust, is that a good idea?

    I was thinking of buying a 3.0GHz i7, 16GB RAM, and 512 SSD with Mavericks on it and storing it and until my current MBPr went bust just to have Mavericks in the future.

    Would it be too outdated?


    And no, I don't like Yosemite.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Wow, spending nearly $2K just for an OS?

    I'd like to have that kind of disposable income.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You wouldn't need THAT much disposable income...$2K...
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    No, it's a really bad idea.

    Do you not have Mavericks tagged against your App Store account?
     
  5. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    16 gig USB drive and just download it?

    Very nutty buying a whole computer for it.

    That's like buying two ereaders just because you want to read two ebooks.
     
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    I agree with those who say it is a terrible idea. Save the money towards a new MBP down the road, when your current model dies.
     
  7. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    Definitely makes no sense to buy another rMBP just for the sake of OS. If you're not going to have a use for it for other than keeping that OS on that computer and using your current one, then don't bother spending the money. That's just a waste of money and a computer.
     
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    There will always be used macs available in the future... If/when the day comes just buy one that supports Mavericks. Make an install USB for Mavericks now and store that for future use.
     
  10. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    This isn't the best idea. What happens when the second MBP gives up the ghost? You need to buy at least 30 to ensure a lifetime of Maverick-based computing.
     
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    I know. He's a real gem :D
     
  12. Traverse, Feb 18, 2015
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    Well, I'm very glad my rMBP came with mavericks, but I don't think I could justify spending $2,000+ on a new system just to keep it. Soon it will loose support completely and you'll want to upgrade for security.
     
  13. redheeler macrumors 603

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    This post proves the hatred for Yosemite has gotten downright silly. Please just except the visual changes made in Yosemite and realize you can't stay on Mavericks forever.

    Furthermore, I actually like the look of Yosemite on retina, it is much better optimized for it than previous versions of OS X.
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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    Let's see...the battery will age while it sits...the OS will be overtaken by security issues...the cash you sink into it could be doing more productive things...other than that, why not? :rolleyes:
     
  15. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Same. I couldn't stand Mavericks. Really buggy, audio interface issues, etc. Can't imagine wasting 2k to have that OS haha.
     
  16. Meister Suspended

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    Isn't anyone noticing how bizarre this thread is?
     
  17. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Yes, but I can't tell if the OP is genuine or not.
     
  18. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Not bizarre, just someone's silly hatred of Yosemite.
     
  19. Traverse macrumors 603

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    There are justifiable reasons to dislike Yosemite, but whether those objections warrant an entirely new computer is questionable. Still, if the OP has the money and genuinely likes Mavericks/dislikes Yosemite that much, then they should go for it.
     
  20. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You must be nuts when you could just install Mavericks on another partition of external drive instead...
     
  21. Meister Suspended

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    At least someone noticed. ;)
     
  22. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Talk about bad advice...

    The hardware will become old and outdated. By that time Mavericks may not even be supported.
     
  23. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I don't think they should do it, but if it is what they want and they can afford than go for it. Not all consumers act "rationally."
     
  24. redheeler macrumors 603

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    You missed this part:

    A partition clearly won't help with this ;)
     
  25. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Then he might as well as buy ten of those rMBPs so that he'd never have to move beyond Mavericks.

    Seriously, this OP looks like he's the nouveau-apple (look in the iPhone thread) of Macs
     

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