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3 fears about upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion

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scartacus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 20, 2012 1:30 PM

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard installed. I would love to upgrade to mountain Lion, principally to make the most of all the extra gestures. (I have a magic trackpad).


But I am holding off the upgrade because I am worried about three of the bugs that are being reported by users on these boards:


1/ Time Capsule is seriously degraded in Mountain Lion - it takes much longer to back up data in ML as opposed to Snow Leopard.


2/ WIFI errors and dropouts are much more likely in Mountain Lion, especially from sleep.


3/ Battery Life -- even with the 10.8.2 update,  Mountain Lion is much more power hungry than Snow Leopard. My battery is two years old now, and gives me 4 hrs on a full charge. I can't afford for it to drop under that.


Are these three fears justified or should I just take the plunge? At the moment Snow Leopard works perfectly, but I do envy the extra gestures available in Mountain Lion.





  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)

    scartacus wrote:


    Are these three fears justified or should I just take the plunge?

    You should take the plunge. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 15 that was stuck on Snow Leopard because it was a work machine. I was finally able to upgrade it directly from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and it works fine. The only issue I had was my work-mandated antivirus, Symantec Endpoint. Apparently the antivirus companies who stay on top of the latest zero-day threats to your Mac had no idea Apple had released a new operating sytem or had even gone to a 64-bit architecture. Review what 3rd party softwrae you have installed and make sure it is compatible. There is a lot of software from 2002 that works fine in Snow Leopard that won't work in Mountain Lion.


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