Apple Released OS X Mountain Lion

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    Jul 25, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
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    So today is the day Apple released Mountain Lion into the wild! For you guys who have a Mac, are you gonna upgrade to it? And if you have, what do you think of it?

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    Jul 25, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    Time to unleash my inner nerdness icon_lol.gif

    Going to download now
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    I'll wait a week or 2, let others beta it first. But I do plan to get it. Odd I didn't get an e-mail notice, though, I usually do.

    I'm interested in the dictation features, and also how it's supposed to integrate better with iOS. But I believe some of that integration will not happen until iOS6 arrives in the Fall, another reason I'm not rushing to get the new OS X.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    I'll wait to switch from PC when OS X Saber Tooth Tiger is available.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    Buppi saidTime to unleash my inner nerdness icon_lol.gif

    Going to download now


    I'm downloading as-well icon_smile.gif Taking forever though dammit
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    Buppi saidTime to unleash my inner nerdness icon_lol.gif

    Going to download now


    Ditto.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidI'll wait to switch from PC when OS X Saber Tooth Tiger is available.

    Apple must eventually run out of large feline names, although drawing upon extinct species is likely not conducive to their corporate image. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Oh my, I just started downloading and now it's stuck lol.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    I'm not compelled enough by the new features to upgrade today. I don't have an iPhone (but that will change when my contract is eligible for upgrade in a few months), and am not interested in the sharing/social integration stuff*. The dictation feature seems cool though, and will be awesome for long forum posts icon_smile.gif

    Instead I'll wait a week to be sure the rest of the internet is not having problems with it.

    *Seriously, why does everything I read, watch, listen to, tweet, search, etc. have to be "social" now? I'm not interested in sharing that with everyone.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    Nope. Lion was apple's first OS that was not backward compatible so unless someone finds a work around i am an stuck at snow leopard. I can't throw away 10 years of computer files.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Ok question. I'm new to a Mac, Owned mine less than a year, I have Microsoft office on my computer will I have to reinstall this program if I update my OS?
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    rondan saidOk question. I'm new to a Mac, Owned mine less than a year, I have Microsoft office on my computer will I have to reinstall this program if I update my OS?

    Yeah you will either need to get the Mac version of Office, or get virtual machine software like Parallels Desktop that lets you run Windows (and your current Office) inside the Mac OS.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    rondan saidOk question. I'm new to a Mac, Owned mine less than a year, I have Microsoft office on my computer will I have to reinstall this program if I update my OS?

    I haven't installed it yet, but you should be fine. I would be extremely surprised if you needed to reinstall. There might be an office update to work with new features, but that would normally be easy to install. Assume you have the Mac version of Office.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    The new OS version doesn't break old applications.. If you had Office before, it'll work fine after.

    RollDontWalk said
    rondan saidOk question. I'm new to a Mac, Owned mine less than a year, I have Microsoft office on my computer will I have to reinstall this program if I update my OS?

    Yeah you will either need to get the Mac version of Office, or get virtual machine software like Parallels Desktop that lets you run Windows (and your current Office) inside the Mac OS.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Cool, I appreciate your responses.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    rf_dal saidThe new OS version doesn't break old applications.. If you had Office before, it'll work fine after.

    RollDontWalk said
    rondan saidOk question. I'm new to a Mac, Owned mine less than a year, I have Microsoft office on my computer will I have to reinstall this program if I update my OS?

    Yeah you will either need to get the Mac version of Office, or get virtual machine software like Parallels Desktop that lets you run Windows (and your current Office) inside the Mac OS.


    +1 everything will basically stay the same. All your software will still be there icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    oh my, i was half way done and I decided to close to lid to see if it still downloads while I close it, I opened it and It is redownloading it now...
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    Buppi saidoh my, i was half way done and I decided to close to lid to see if it still downloads while I close it, I opened it and It is redownloading it now...


    That sucks! Mine is almost halfway done icon_biggrin.gif
    I always get so excited, it's like Christmas <3
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    I just installed it... I haven't played with all of the new features yet.
  • d694485

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    Jul 25, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    I don't think I'm upgrading. Doesn't seem worth it...
  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 25, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    In other news, Windows 8 is slated for October!
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Apple released a giant pile of fresh shit, I am currently downloading it as fast as possible.
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    I was reading reviews and I heard it was a very good OS, They said it was very smooth.. No point of installing it yet because Apple servers are being overloaded and when you try to install you get a verification error.
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    i updated this morning and theres a bunch of cool new things like dictation (double click fn on keyboard), iMessage (havent got to work/ send messages to iPhones... help!), and notification center. everything else is kind useless. this update shouldve been free..... 20 bucks? double think dudes before you do it. i didnt.
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    Well I finally got it downloaded and running!

    So far, I love it. I find my 2011 Macbook Pro is running a lot smoother. Gestures are crisp and graphics are awesome. I can't seem to get iMessage to work though. Whenever I get a text (iMessage), nothing happens. It only goes to my phone and nothing else. Anyone know how to fix this?