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

Hieveryone

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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Would it be too outdated?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.
 

snaky69

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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Would it be too outdated?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.
Wow, spending nearly $2K just for an OS?

I'd like to have that kind of disposable income.
 

David58117

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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.
 

DiCaprioAngel

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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.
 

austinpike

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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.
 

Mildredop

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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Would it be too outdated?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.
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.
 

Traverse

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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.
 
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redheeler

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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.
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.
 

newellj

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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:
 

inhalexhale1

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

Traverse

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Not bizarre, just someone's silly hatred of Yosemite.
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.
 

yjchua95

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

redheeler

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Still, if the OP has the money and genuinely likes Mavericks/dislikes Yosemite that much, then they should go for it.
Talk about bad advice...

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

Traverse

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Talk about bad advice...

The hardware will become old and outdated. By that time Mavericks may not even be supported.
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."