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I am ready to dump mountain lion and go back to snow leopard

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jackfromdenver Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 16, 2013 12:39 PM

Can someone stop me? I am so frustrated with lion and now mountain lion that I am actually looking at dumping the OS X 10.8 and reverting back to snow leopard.

 

I have a small office with three mac machines. I have been a fan of the macs for many years, even though we have software for enigineering that requires a windows versions. I have several issues that will not go away on each machine. I have a table below that describes a few of the problems. These problems have left me and my staff with no trust that our work is safe (yes, we do backups and TM). Our work flow is no longer fluid or fun with mountain lion.

 

Machine
OS X issues
Macbook 2009 5,0 running 10.7.3Graphics problems, extremely slow performance opening and closing files.
Macbook Pro mid 2009, 5,1 now testing 10.8.3 betaGraphics problems, dropped WIFI, time machine corruption, very slow finder performance, CUDA performance issues, loads of lsboxd issues, spotlite runs indexing alot, Sync services still broken in mountain lion. Cannot keep the Adobe licensing for Creative Suite 4 activated. Fresh install of 10.8.2
Macbook Pro Late 2011, running 10.8.2Graphics problems, flash problems, kernel panics after sleep, Kernel panics with VM Ware fusion 5.0.2, Memory relase issues after software quits, Very slow finder performance, Safari causes kernel panics. Any panic causes multiple versions of Office for mac 2011 autosaved files from one original file., spotlite indexing issues. Sync services still broken in mountain lion. Fresh install of 10.8.2

 

I am normally a good troubleshooter and have resolved many issues so far. But they just cntiue and I am spending a lot of time resolving problems with the machine's OS that I could be using for productivity. I guess I feel like the old days as an engineer in an office where windows requires a near constant windows administrator.

 

Is this just me whining? Is anyone else suffering through the OS X 10.7 and 10.8 issues?

 

Somebady tell me I am crazy... I just want to get back to work.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), mid 2009 15 inch MBP
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,150 points)

    If you actually want help with your problems, you're going to have take one at time, search this site for answered questions similar to yours, and if you don't find anything useful, start a new thread with a descriptive title in the most appropriate forum. Your experiences are not typical.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,430 points)

    I'd also get that 10.8.3 out of the equation.

     

    You absoultley should not be using an OS beta in an enterprise/mission critical production environment.

     

    That's just asking for unwanted problems.

     

    Matt

  • dbaio Calculating status...

    Hi, I can confirm this:

     

    Macbook Pro Late 2011, running 10.8.2Graphics problems, flash problems, kernel panics after sleep, Kernel panics with VM Ware fusion 5.0.2, Memory relase issues after software quits, Very slow finder performance, Safari causes kernel panics. Any panic causes multiple versions of Office for mac 2011 autosaved files from one original file., spotlite indexing issues. Sync services still broken in mountain lion. Fresh install of 10.8.2

     

    The kernel panics after sleep is bothering me a lot.

     

    Every time that freezes, the update  "MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7" shows again.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,740 points)

    So much of this grocery list sounds like upgrade issues. Of all the upgrades I did of my own managerie and that of families, I had two disastrous upgrades and after erasing the drive, installing ML again and migrating (using Setup Assistant) I wound up with 2 more purring kittens. Have you done this? For that matter, have you performed a clean install of Mountain Lion and tested each computer without restoring accounts and applications? You may have some old code, a plug in or driver, that keeps getting restored each time you start over. With Lion I had exactly that issue on my 2009 MBP and it wasn't until I totally installed all my software one by one that I realized what it was that caused my problems.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,740 points)

    A 2011 MBP that has a clean install of 10.8 (drive erased and OS installed) with up to date software installed and not migrated that is having kernel panics either has hardware issues or an OS installation that went awry. Have you run the long hardware diagnostics?

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