9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 2:56 PM by dennis32555
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I'm running 10.6.5 on my Mid 2010 15" MBP. I was also a MobileMe user.


Now I'm thinking about upgrading to Mountain Lion upon it's release, and have questions to help me decide if I want to use iCloud or not.


1) I have zero interest in Lion and want to skip it, going directly to Mountain Lion. Can this be done?


2) If I choose to use iCloud, during setup, one is given a list of checkboxes for the items they want to sync. One checkbox is labeled "documents & data".

Once this box is checked and a sycn is executed, what specific files are uploaded from my MacBook Pro?


Do I have control over what goes up into iCloud? Initially my iCloud usage would be mostly data files, I would want to choose which files go to the cloud and which files remain on my hard drive. Is this possible?


The amount of control over what goes into the cloud is my main concern. If I have total control, then iCloud will be great. If not then I will use another solution.



Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Solved by varjak paw on Jun 28, 2012 1:29 PM Solved
1) Yes.  http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/  2) Unless I've missed something or things are different in Mountain Lion, only documents from applications that support the iCloud "documents in the cloud" feature. I know that the iWork suite does, and there may be other apps that do as well.  http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2705 If you want broad access for any type of document with complete control, another service such as Dropbox might suit you better, at least at present. Apple has indicated that they have plans to continue to improve and better integrate iCloud, so in the future it might be a better solution. Regards.
Reply by varjak paw on Jun 29, 2012 7:06 AM Helpful
Happy to have been of help. Cheers.
Reply by William Boyd, Jr. on Jul 9, 2012 9:29 AM Helpful
Before you can install OS X 10.8 you may need to update your Mac to OS X 10.6.8 using the free updater.  I'm not sure that your OS X 10.6.5 has the Mac App Store that will be needed to buy 10.8.

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