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New Poll: What grade would you give Mountain Lion? Apps
So Mountain Lion has been out for a week, and a lot of people who read this site have developer accounts and have been using it for longer than that. What do you think of it? The best version of OS X ever? Needs more work? A total failure?

For this poll, you get to play teacher and give Mountain Lion a grade. Pass or fail? Vote here.
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New Poll: What grade would you give Mountain Lion?
Authored by: vamp4r on Aug 01, '12 08:09:10AM

I found that the touchpad gestures on a late '07 iMac stop working after about 12 -16 hours of uptime necessitating log-off/log-on to be accomplished. This is just an annoyance but can quickly become aggravating if one is working on a mission critical project when it happens.



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Authored by: afd on Aug 11, '12 03:05:25PM

I get something similar but with a 2011 iMac but only after waking from sleep, I read in MacRumors that stopping the dock process in terminal fixes it ('till the next sleep anyway) I can't remember the command "killall Dock" maybe? Quitting the dock from Activity Monitor does the same thing.



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Authored by: n8inup on Aug 01, '12 09:02:42AM

While I miss the way Spaces behaved in Snow Leopard, I have to give Mountain Lion high marks.
I find it very stable for what it is. I like its initial offerings far better than what I thought Lion offered.
Plus - the Gatekeeper features are a significant bonus in my mind.
I've made the transition with a minimal amount of bugginess from my apps.



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Authored by: Robert McMahan on Aug 01, '12 09:20:55AM

RSS was removed. Using an RSS reader slows me down--it is slower and takes more steps on certain web pages, like when I want to save a page to Evernote for reading later.

My late 2009, Core i5, 27" iMac seems slower--I seem to get a lot more spinning beach balls.

It also use more RAM--when I open the usual apps, I have less free RAM available and have to use Memory Cleaner sooner and more often. The only positive here is that with no RSS in Safari, I don't have so many windows/tabs open at one time, so it does not grab so much RAM.

Apparently Spotlight searching of network volumes hasn't been fixed.

I like Messages, notifications, more iCloud syncing, dictation, improved Address Book (Contacts).

Overall, its a solid update, numerous improvements, but, for me, the feature removals and decreased performance drops the grade from an "A" to a "B+".



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Authored by: dalbuchs on Aug 01, '12 11:17:11AM

Safari is not only slower, it sometimes refuses to go to a website when clicked. I haven't found any benefits, and can't see why this "upgrade" was considered necessary. I've been a Mac user forever, so this isn't a Microsoft person writing a negative comment. Maybe it would be good to let people know what the supposed advantages are.



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New Poll: What grade would you give Mountain Lion?
Authored by: vonkas on Aug 01, '12 06:22:45PM

Mountain Lion might be the greatest MacOS ever, but - as usual - not as dot nil. To keep being productive, serious Mac users should not (IMO) upgrade before dot 4. My observation: dot nil = buggy, dot 1 = panic fixes, dot 2 = 'feature' corrections, introduced new bugs, dot 3 = fix bugs again, dot 4 = consolidation, ready for production Macs.



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New Poll: What grade would you give Mountain Lion?
Authored by: daybrother on Aug 01, '12 11:34:28PM

I loved the change to Snow Leopard and when Lion came out I installed it, but for a variety of reasons I went back. I'm now running Mountain Lion on a 2008 MBP and it runs dramatically better on less ram than it did on SL. I'm a believer. Safari 5.xx locked up as much as 2 Gb of ram sometimes and paused constantly but at least for me, Safari 6 is again my main browser with none of the memory issues. The whole OS has a few bugs in graphics and this or that but all in all I'm happy though I expect an early update. I do have one complaint: I have been experiencing issues with airport turning itself off randomly. WiFi is not actually off but it is greyed out and will not connect to anything. Sometimes turning it off and on will reset it and sometimes a reboot will but it is very odd. It seems to be happening to a number of early adopters so I hope it will be addressed.



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