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Old 02-07-2012, 23:00
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Since Mountain Lion is coming out in July sometime, I thought it'd be a good idea to have a thread about it and for anyone upgrading to it or to post information about it. Who's going to be upgrading when it comes out? I probably won't be, not straight away anyway.
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Old 02-07-2012, 23:03
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I'm running the beta now and will be upgrading when it's released. Should only cost about 20.
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Old 02-07-2012, 23:41
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Old 03-07-2012, 00:40
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Actually that's really cheap for an OS upgrade. I'm not sure how much that'll be in euro though. Mightn't be more than 20-something.
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Old 03-07-2012, 00:44
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If I back up to time machine then upgrade do all my program's go onto the new os ?
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:09
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If I back up to time machine then upgrade do all my program's go onto the new os ?
When it comes out it will be released via the App Store and it will upgrade and your programs and data will remain in tact. But always good to have a backup.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:20
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But always good to have a backup.
That reminds me, I need to do a backup soon. Haven't done one for a while
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:48
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If I back up to time machine then upgrade do all my program's go onto the new os ?
Most programs shouldn't be affected with the upgrade. At worst, some will maybe need an update to fix any odd glitches.

From what I've read ML mostly involves adding some iOS apps, rather than any major overhaul.

I just long for the day reviewers can review these sorts of things without using the phrase "evolution, not revolution"!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:58
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my mac has started booting without sound so i was going to reinstall, should i reinstall first then upgrade or just wait a week or to ??
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:38
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From what I've read ML mostly involves adding some iOS apps, rather than any major overhaul.
So that means ML is just a revamp of Lion like the way Snow Leopard was a revamp of Leopard?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:58
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Is Apple going to check present hardware before offering the download?

I am running Snow Leopard on a 2010 Mini. I would hate to pay for the download then find my hardware is too old for the OS to be upgraded.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:40
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I won't be upgrading as the old PPC Mac I have won't run it! LOL

Looks like a good price for an OS upgrade though.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:41
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Is Apple going to check present hardware before offering the download?

I am running Snow Leopard on a 2010 Mini. I would hate to pay for the download then find my hardware is too old for the OS to be upgraded.
I think it's down to you to check compatibility before purchasing. Anyway it should work on 2009 Mac Minis onwards. http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/
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Old 03-07-2012, 13:16
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Is Apple going to check present hardware before offering the download?

I am running Snow Leopard on a 2010 Mini. I would hate to pay for the download then find my hardware is too old for the OS to be upgraded.
Just had a look at the tech specs link that psionic posted. Your 2010 Mini would be fine. My 2010 Macbook Pro would be ok too. I'm still running Snow Leopard on it which is fine right now. If I upgraded I'd have to find a Mountain Lion toy as well to go with it
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Old 03-07-2012, 18:15
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Indeed, I shall be upgrading to Mountain Lion once it's available. It's a relatively cheap upgrade and to be honest, I like to have my OS as up to date (and therefore usually secure) as possible.
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Old 03-07-2012, 19:10
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So that means ML is just a revamp of Lion like the way Snow Leopard was a revamp of Leopard?
And Leopard was just a revamp of Tiger...

I think the main features are the iOS apps, tighter integration with iCloud, and some new security stuff.

There's a preview on the Apple site:

Mountain Lion.

At 14 its probably a no brainer.
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:56
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None of the Macs in my house will take Mountain Lion, but my Hackintosh Desktop will.

I'll probably hold off on installing it until the end of the year and do it at the same time as i upgrade my motherboard to one that does (Intel) native USB 3.0 and SATA 3. I think OS X peaked with Snow Leopard so i'm in no hurry, but i'll need to upgrade to get SATA 3.
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Old 03-07-2012, 22:12
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None of the Macs in my house will take Mountain Lion, but my Hackintosh Desktop will.
Pssst, keep that quiet!
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Old 03-07-2012, 22:25
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And Leopard was just a revamp of Tiger....
Your wrong, Leopard had a huge amount of changes compared to newer releases. Both in terms of features added and dropped.

The reason the newer updates are so cheap is they are only applicable to a handful of systems and the changes are more subtle. More importantly it is in Apples interest to subsidise it so as to encourage takeup in their cloud based services. Keep everyone within the bubble and anyone who doesnt meet the criteria buys new hardware (in theory).
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:49
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I will be upgrading by buying a new iMac, hopefully soon.

What's not to love about Mountain Lion.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dvAggg8UqP...r-pictures.jpg

Upgrade or else.

http://ctmountainlion.org/wp-content.../11/mtlion.jpg
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:56
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Your wrong, Leopard had a huge amount of changes compared to newer releases. Both in terms of features added and dropped.

The reason the newer updates are so cheap is they are only applicable to a handful of systems and the changes are more subtle. More importantly it is in Apples interest to subsidise it so as to encourage takeup in their cloud based services. Keep everyone within the bubble and anyone who doesnt meet the criteria buys new hardware (in theory).
It maybe had more headline features, but to a greater or lesser degree each release is a progression from the previous one.

I didn't realise Mountain Lion was only applicable to a handful of systems though, I thought Macs going back as far as 2007 are supported.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:02
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I will be upgrading by buying a new iMac, hopefully soon.

What's not to love about Mountain Lion.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dvAggg8UqP...r-pictures.jpg

Upgrade or else.

http://ctmountainlion.org/wp-content.../11/mtlion.jpg
The first one is so cute! If I saw the second one I would run a mile.
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Old 04-07-2012, 20:19
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I didn't realise Mountain Lion was only applicable to a handful of systems though, I thought Macs going back as far as 2007 are supported.
The Macbook, Macbook Pro and iMac from "late 2007" are the oldest systems supported acording to Psisonics link. Over recent years Apple seem to have done some serious consolidation on their computing lineup (with some remaining models getting very little attention) which in itself leads me to question their intentions. When you add this on to the dropping of support for PPC and X86 the range appears quite a bit smaller indeed.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:20
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Couple of questions:

* When is Mountain Lion actually coming out? I'm gonna buy an 11" Macbook Air either at the end of July or sometime in August and I'm hoping to get Lion rather than ML (as finding a Mountain Lion toy will be harder ). Or will I be offered a free upgrade if I buy my MBA then?

* How do you copy purchased App Store apps onto another Mac? I have some installed on my Pro that I'll want on my Air. The Air won't be a replacement for my lovely Pro but it'll be a second computer should something go wrong with this and it'll also be a handy machine for using out and about. I much prefer it to the iPad.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:32
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* How do you copy purchased App Store apps onto another Mac? I have some installed on my Pro that I'll want on my Air. The Air won't be a replacement for my lovely Pro but it'll be a second computer should something go wrong with this and it'll also be a handy machine for using out and about. I much prefer it to the iPad.
Copying your apps to your second machine is easy.

Just look here.
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