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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is due to be released any day now (perhaps tomorrow, according to some rumors). So it's time for the obligatory new OS poll. When will you be installing Mountain Lion? Will you install it at all? Feel free to comment, as usual, with reasons for or against.
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Authored by: dougmet on Jul 24, '12 09:04:55AM

Really want to upgrade but will wait a week or two. I remember when Leopard came out, broke X11, and caused a lot of problems. Think I'll take the opportunity to do a fresh install as my MB air is buggy and slow at the moment.



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Authored by: GHammond on Jul 24, '12 11:44:51AM

New MacBook Retina Pro = Free Upgrade. Very nice!! I should have moved from the PC world years ago!!



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Authored by: tcall on Jul 24, '12 12:07:29PM

As I did with Lion, I will wait several months for the bugs to get worked out of the system. Also to give some of my apps. time to accommodate the new OS.



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Authored by: djcaliendo on Jul 24, '12 12:14:47PM

I don't plan on going to Lion or Mt. Lion until I have to. Doing so will obligate me to buy software no longer compatible
with Lion (e.g. Microsoft Works for Mac). Many of us are offended at the lack of support from Apple for Snow Leopard
which isn't that old.



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Authored by: bobfly06 on Jul 24, '12 02:01:55PM

I fully agree with "dicaliendo"! I'm still using Snow Leopard mainly to be able to keep using the best program that every came to the Mac. What is it?? APPLEWORKS!!!! That program had everything for the "common" user like me. Used it for years and loved it!!!!



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Authored by: daybrother on Jul 24, '12 12:31:09PM

Already there.



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Authored by: sfk on Jul 24, '12 12:48:22PM

WIll wait about a month before upgrading and make sure all software is compatible. Will do so at some point, but not at first until all the bugs are worked out.



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Authored by: pammylu on Jul 24, '12 12:49:51PM

I used to be an early adopter, but through the years I've realized that to be patient is to be safer. I will give it a couple of weeks to shake out any obvious catastrophic wrinkles and save my sanity.



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Authored by: frd750@yahoo.com on Jul 24, '12 01:21:16PM

Never,one dose of IOS on my macs was more than enough



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Authored by: DMBDenver on Jul 24, '12 01:59:49PM

I am still on the fence. I will check carefully at http://roaringapps.com/apps:table for compatibility issues and see if Mountain Lion is useful for the things I do daily. I skipped Lion because I was not convinced I needed it and it came out quite soon after Snow Leopard. Still using SL for now, and I am still very happy with its stability and options. I am afraid that apple is moving too fast and does not provide enough backward compatibility. They force you to upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion in order to use upgrades of their own software (Aperture 3 for example) and several app in the App Store are already Lion 10.7 only.



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Authored by: kkingnia on Jul 24, '12 03:06:43PM

I will probably download it right away but install it on an external hard drive and leave Lion and Boot Copy on my internal hard drive for a while, maybe until the .1 update is released. Also I want to wait for the Take Control or Missing Manual books are released.



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Authored by: daelu on Jul 24, '12 04:32:47PM

Just like I did with Lion, Ill install Mountain Lion as soon as it is released and I can download it.



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Authored by: theye on Jul 24, '12 05:00:51PM

I have cloned my current system (Lion) and am ready to instal Mountain Lion on the clone. I will check for functionality, and if i have problems, i will reboot from Lion Drive. I will continue to update and monitor until it works seamlessly and no longer need to boot from Lion drive.



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Authored by: scooby509 on Jul 24, '12 05:36:22PM

I don't think my Mini is compatible, but if I cave and get a Retina MBP, then I'd be getting a very pricey (but shiny!) upgrade.



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Authored by: mc_razza on Jul 24, '12 06:47:17PM

I'll be installing Mountain Lion tomorrow morning. I have an early 2008 24" iMac so thankfully it's compatible with Mountain Lion. Hopefully Mountain Lion will be a little less sluggish for me compared to Lion. I've maxed out the RAM to 4GB and I deliberately try to keep a lean-running system but I think my iMac is showing its age.



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Authored by: herojig on Jul 25, '12 04:22:03AM

ur imac is not maxed out yet! u can put a 4gb stick in with a 2 gb stick and have 6gb total. that's what I did with mine, and it really helps...



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Authored by: appledogx on Jul 24, '12 07:32:42PM

I always did my MacOS X upgrades immediately, and until Lion, there were always wonderful surprises. After my experience with Lion and all the bugs until at least 10.7.3, I've decided to wait this one out for a couple of weeks. If I had known of what Lion "improved", I'd have stayed with Snow Leopard. I sure hope Mountain Lion makes amends on some of what Lion ruined.



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Authored by: herojig on Jul 25, '12 04:20:10AM

Right away... it will be great. Or at least better than "Vista" Lion.



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Authored by: durf786 on Jul 25, '12 11:17:51AM

I was a software engineer for many years and a major guideline was "don't break anything"- it was not acceptable for a new software release to cause other software to malfunction. Apple, obviously, cares little about backward compatibility. It's exciting to get a new OS update, but I've learned my lesson and will wait until King of the Jungle Lion, or whatever, is released before I upgrade to Mountain Lion.



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Authored by: alevale on Jul 25, '12 03:33:03PM

Nooooooo I will not! I did install every upgrade since Mac OS 7 as soon as they came out. After the debacle of Lion I will not. I have detested Lion, all the user non friendly of it. like having to type a password to place a file on my own hard drive, having to unix command to find my own library, all my 5 macs from core 2 duos to quad i7 became slowwww. Every time I upgraded before it got faster, better, more useful. With Lion I have to RESTART my macs!! my student users also experience freezing, time machine eternal backups, auto save issues, they all miss SAVE AS, iCloud address book synch problems with iOS devices. I never had so many calls for help from mac users since this Lion year.

Lion really turned me off to OSX, I will wait as much as I can, read all the reviews and bad experiences online before even considering it. Not even if Apple paid me to move today I would not. I am joining the users that say, my mac is not an iPad! and Administrator Users should have the right to do administrate their computers. Mountain Lion will not even let you install 3rd party software if you don't know how to disable it.

I am not recommending to any of the people who consult me to move to Mountain Lion for a while. I always recommend to wait until version X.01 from any system to wait for the bugs, now I say wait as long as possible. I am no longer one to install it right away to help debug it. Let's hope that this upgrade looks like an Apple upgrade this time.



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Authored by: peterholdn on Jul 26, '12 01:33:14PM

I intended to do what I did with Lion - create a partition for it and set it as the startup disk, and boot into the older system if I needed to. But my MacPro is too old and won't support Mountain Lion, so not going to happen for the foreseeable future. Ah well.

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Authored by: crarko on Jul 26, '12 05:42:34PM

Installed on day 2. I avoid the possible bandwidth hassles of day one.

In general, it seems less different from Lion than Snow Leopard was from Leopard. The AirPlay mirroring makes it worth the twenty bucks to me. At first blush the performance feels better but I'll wait a few more blushes before claiming that for sure.



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