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HT5167 Is Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 more stable than 10.7.3?

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Gamer9430 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 5, 2012 2:58 PM

Hi! I'm new to support communities so go easy on me. My question is: is OS X Lion 10.7.4 more stable than 10.7.3? I know that people who upgraded to 10.7.3 suffered issues on their macs and I take very good care of my mac, so I didn't want those issues on my mac, the end result, I didn't upgrade. I might have updated after all the rage with the issues blew over but then the flashback Trojan was everywhere and thought that its main attack was on the newest version than the older version. Sorry I went a little off topic, remember I'm new so... also I'm having wifi issues so I might not be able to get back to anyone ASAP but you never know, its working right now...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)

    Gamer9430 wrote:

     

    My question is: is OS X Lion 10.7.4 more stable than 10.7.3? I know that people who upgraded to 10.7.3 suffered issues on their macs and I take very good care of my mac, so I didn't want those issues on my mac, the end result, I didn't upgrade. I might have updated after all the rage with the issues blew over but then the flashback Trojan was everywhere and thought that its main attack was on the newest version than the older version.

    So I take it you now understand that you are vulnerable to infection by the Flashback, and other Trojans if you have the older version of Java installed and have it enabled in your browsers, right?

     

    I'm afraid I can't comment directly on your question. I don't recall seeing any issues at all with 10.7.3 but there is at least one issue with 10.7.4 for mid-2011 iMac owners who want to share their internet connection. Other than that most users have not seen any problems.

     

    Just my personal opinion, but I would never hold up on upgrading my OS to gain security protection even if it meant having to work around some minor functional issue. Obviously if it disabled my Mac or prevented me from doing something critical, that would be a different story.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)

    If I concerned myself with reports of problems resulting from an OS X update I would still be using Panther. Every update, without exception, going back to OS X Public Beta has caused reports of every possible malady short of a breakout of hives.

     

    OS X 10.7.4 has been completely reliable for me, after suffering vexing Wi-Fi reconnection frustrations that plagued a few hundred thousand others with the preceding release.

     

    It goes without saying - have a Time Machine backup or clone before performing any updates. Merely having one will preclude the possibility of something going wrong.

  • evilninjection Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    Overall it is more stable. You should update it to 10.7.4.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)

    Gamer9430 wrote:

     

    Thanks for all your help. I would love to do that just to be safe but I don't have something that I could use with Time Machine

     

    Never leave yourself without Backups or your computer is a disaster waiting to happen.

     

     

     

    OS X is known to have issues that apple over comes and then there is even more issues after that.

     

    I have had wifi reconection issues with 10.7.2, not just because I've been having wifi issues in general for the past month.

    Absolutely no issue in any version of Lion on any of my five Macs. Of course you update versions of an OS when it has been released as it contains system and security advancements for a start, that may have been identified in the previous version. It's a no brainer.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)

    Gamer9430 wrote:

     

    It goes without saying - have a Time Machine backup or clone before performing any updates. ..

    ... I would love to do that just to be safe but I don't have something that I could use with Time Machine

     

    The importance of having a backup plan is even greater with Lion than in the past. Undoing an OS update was easier when you had a system installation disc containing the computer's originally shipped OS version that you could incrementally update to the version you want. With Lion, all you can do is download the latest version - earlier ones become unavailable to download.

     

    The only practicable way to undo an update now requires a TM backup, CCC clone, or equivalent.

     

    Theoretically, you could also erase your HD and use a previous version of the Lion installer, if you saved one on a USB flash drive:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1433

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848

    MacBooks  iMacs  iPods  AirPorts, Mac OS X (10.7.4),  27 years Apple!
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,035 points)

    I don't upgrade to 10.7.4 until the Home Sharing and Internet Sharing issues have been resolved. 10.7.3 has Flashback patches, and that's enough for me.   And I agree with everyone else, anyone who doesn't backup is playing Russian Roulette with their data.  It is not a question of if you will lose data but when.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,035 points)

    Recover your data....remember we did say backup before installing.   Beta means buggy everyday test application.  You want to be a guinea pig?  By all means try betas.    Now some betas are better than others, but I never put them on a production environment.

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