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Mountain Lion worth it 10.8 OS X

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It's been what a year since I dropped $30 on Lion? Now I'm supposed to drop another $30 for Mountain Lion? What am I getting for the expense and hassle of upgrading to Mountain Lion, Twitter integration?! If this keeps happening Cupertino is going to make Windows look even cheaper. They are also cutting the legs out from under hardware from 2009! Anyone else underwhelmed by this annoucment?

Am I missing something?

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so far using it and its running smooth even tho its in alpha stage never used a version this early and works right if your machine is configured properly its a little diff then Lion. i have Lion on a 7200 rpm drive and Mt Lion on a old apple WD 5400 rpm drive and its moving...
i will post all the pro apps that are working for me so far i will link back to you.. when done doing screen shots,

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Most users find the $30 (if you actually spend on it) worth it because as a Hackintosher you learn to value the OS X operating system a lot more when you spend endless nights tweaking and getting it work perfect for you. I personally don't find the price anything to debate on whether I should get in comparison to Windows upgrade prices. Again it's totally up to you but the features Apple provides in their 10.x releases more than warrants the $30 that is spent on the OS.

Just my 2 cents.

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it's booting and running little bit faster than Lion, that's what I expect from an update :angel_not:

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Am I missing something?


Hi,
Not sure whether you should be posting here but i'll respond to you anyway.

From reading various blogs, it seems that Apple are playing catch up with Windows and Linux which support OpenGL 4.1 as of now. Apple have decided to revamp their graphics engine with Mountain Lion by upgrading to OpenGL 3.2 (!). That is where I believe that the incompatibilities creep in as some older Mac GPUs do not support the latter versions of OpenGL (remember AirDrop issues).

I'm afraid that is what you have to endure with Apple Products - this type of backward compatibilities occur with iPhone too.

Now, if you have a compatible Mac, it is definitely worth upgrading to Mountain if you're surrounded by Apple Products such as iPhone or iPad. OS S is being tightly integrated with iOS. It's a shame that they don't do it in one go rather than merging functionality in bits. Mountain Lion could have been just an update but because of the incompatibilities, they had to release it as a separate product.

Hope this helps,
Rgds

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Perhaps you missed it, but Apple is taking an iOS-esque way of major upgrades with OS X starting with Mountain Lion, i.e. we'll be seeing 10.9 in 2013, etc.
So I think it's unlikely that Apple would charge $30 for each of those upgrades.

My guess is we're gonna see a jaw-dropping affordable price tag for upgrading, or even buy-once-upgrade-for-free if they dare.

(Pardon my grammar; not a native English speaker.)

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I'm not so sure I want my laptop experience to mimic my hand-held device (iPhone) experience. The more Apple profits from handheld devices, the more it dumbs down the computer/laptop experience. I don't think OS X is the best OS out there, it's just lots of fun to tinker with for relative novices like myself.

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I wouldn't necessarily call it "dumb down" just more on the cosmetic and glitter side of updates as well as a few new functions here and there. It would only be dumbed down if they created an OS that was no longer Unix at heart.

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I think it's a valid question for a hackintosher ... if I have an original Mac I would go for ML even the return would be little, but to go into the hassle of getting ML working perfectly like we have Lion now after nights of tweaking and testing different kexts and for what ? .. to get a launch pad that I don't think I will ever use it or a notification system that sucks already on iphone compared with the Android's one ??? ... no thx .. I 'm keeping Lion till further notice :)

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I think they absolutely need to improve the memory management in OSX. I was forced to upgrade a 1800€ worth MBP 15'' Late 2011 to 8GB of RAM just because Lion can't free properly the unused memory.

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Most users find the $30 (if you actually spend on it) worth it because as a Hackintosher you learn to value the OS X operating system a lot more when you spend endless nights tweaking and getting it work perfect for you. I personally don't find the price anything to debate on whether I should get in comparison to Windows upgrade prices. Again it's totally up to you but the features Apple provides in their 10.x releases more than warrants the $30 that is spent on the OS.

Just my 2 cents.


I always buy the legit software when it's done with all the alpha and beta testing.

I personally don't learn to "value" anything that I have to spend many frustrating hours getting to work. I actually love the hackintosh moments where I use something like the ModCD and a retail copy of SL and it works 95% out of the box with no tweaks. I'm not into hackintoshing for the sake of hackintoshing. I actually use my hackintosh to run some programs that are not available on Win 7. I plan on getting Final Cut Pro X at some time. The lion upgrade seemed to offer a lot of features that would make using Final Cut Pro a much better experience. The Lion upgrade was a no brainer. But seriously... $30 on SL <2 yrs ago. $30 on Lion about a year ago, and now $30 on Mountain Lion?!

From reading various blogs, it seems that Apple are playing catch up with Windows and Linux which support OpenGL 4.1 as of now. Apple have decided to revamp their graphics engine with Mountain Lion by upgrading to OpenGL 3.2 (!). That is where I believe that the incompatibilities creep in as some older Mac GPUs do not support the latter versions of OpenGL (remember AirDrop issues).


That's interesting. I wonder if that will affect the basic funtions of Final Cut Pro X? It still seems rather cheeky to charge $30 for that.

Perhaps you missed it, but Apple is taking an iOS-esque way of major upgrades with OS X starting with Mountain Lion, i.e. we'll be seeing 10.9 in 2013, etc.
So I think it's unlikely that Apple would charge $30 for each of those upgrades
.

My guess is we're gonna see a jaw-dropping affordable price tag for upgrading, or even buy-once-upgrade-for-free if they dare.

(Pardon my grammar; not a native English speaker.)


I did not know that. If that is the case and it comes in at a more affordable price then it makes sense. I am just not to thrilled with spending $90 in <2 yrs on three OSes. SL I had to buy to start in hackintoshing. Lion came out <1 year later and was a no brainer upgrade. Lion had things like 64 bit throughput and of course the super cheap Lion Server. I bought it the minute it came out. I'm not doing that with an OS that merely offers "Twitter integration."

Now, if you have a compatible Mac, it is definitely worth upgrading to Mountain if you're surrounded by Apple Products such as iPhone or iPad. OS S is being tightly integrated with iOS. It's a shame that they don't do it in one go rather than merging functionality in bits. Mountain Lion could have been just an update but because of the incompatibilities, they had to release it as a separate product.


I don't own any Apple hardware. But I see what you mean. I'm thinking about skipping this release if it is $30 and waiting a year or two for whatever comes out. If it's $10 then I will get it so I can keep up with the latest version and keep making incremental hackintosh tweaks with each release. It's easier that way. What I cannot do is spend $30 every year. No way.

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Yes worth.They have improved safari with integration of social network services and also the address tab is also innovative with the integration of google search inside.You have notifications and reminder app which is useful.It runs smooth with no panic so far.

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Growl is ok, but I am not sure, do I like Safari's new address table.
I like more older Safari. It feels more exact. This is only my opinion,
of course.

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Edited by .: ErmaC :., 10 April 2012 - 03:53 PM.
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Grrrr! Not the $10 no brainer upgrade I hoped for, but $19 probably means I will get Mountain Lion... grudgingly.

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it will have built in usb 3.0 support. and ivy brdige. this argument will be deprecated once there is what i believe would be a 10.7.5 for lion





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