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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:54

I don't know if its me or if I'm seeing things but ever since I installed Mountain Lion I have had nothing but issues with OS responsiveness. It seems ML is not very stable for some reason. I find SL to be more responsive and more polished. Anyone else reverted back SL because of issues with ML?


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:00

i haven't had any problems with ML on my early 2011 macbook pro

though I heard a lot of stories of people having issues with the updated dock lagging things out back when ML first came out. but i would think that has been fixed by now

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:02

I'm also sticking with Snow Leopard. It's the best OS Apple ever made.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:02

Why revert back to SL, what about original lion?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:04

Why revert back to SL, what about original lion?

if you were a fan of expose then you didn't like Lion very much, ML brought back a lot of the options that were missing from Lion in that regard

so that would be my guess as to why

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:05

Why revert back to SL, what about original lion?

Lion sucks in comparison.

I stuck with Mountain Lion on my main Mac, because a) Snow Leopard won't run on it and b) I just prefer Mountain Lion.

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#7 Michael Churma III

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:08

I have to agree with you Scorb, Snow Leopard seems to be the most stable OS that Apple has put out to date. We upgraded one xServe to Lion, wow was that a mistake. 8 hours later after reverting back via time machine, that server will never get anything above 10.6.x

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:08

I’m ok with ML (rMBP 15"). It’s my first Mac though, so I never used SL. No performance or stability issues so far. It’s fast and responsive, and no kernel panic since august (never had any in fact)

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:11

I’m ok with ML (rMBP 15"). It’s my fist Mac though, so I never used SL. No performance or stability issues so far. It’s fast and responsive, and no kernel panic since august (never had any in fact)

I've only every had a few kernel panics on my mac, and that was back when VMWare Fusion 4 first came out and it had some issues with running VMs from an external HDD

besides that OSX on my mac has pretty much always been stable for me (even Lion)

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 00:43

There is something definitely not right with ML. Even the Apps store opens faster and works better with SL. I no longer see lag on the UI or in the apps store.

#11 Shadrack

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:21

Its so weird that people have such issues with ML. I find that it just flies on my mid-2009 MBP. I don't necessarily find it any faster or slower than Snow Leopard though.

Can't say I blame you. If ML was lagging on my computer I would probably revert back to Snow Leopard too!

If you still have ML and still having lagging issues try this: create a new user profile and log into it. On OS X Lion I had something corrupt in my profile. After troubleshooting it for awhile, my wife logged in and was using my MBP and I noticed it wasn't lagging when she was logged in. I created a profile, and sure enough everything was "buttery smooth" (to steal lingo from the android fans...). Just created a new profile and migrated my files and stuff over to it, then deleted the original.

Worth a shot, but if you have already loaded SL back onto your computer and are happy with it just stick with that. I like full screen modes and reminders. Don't really care for the notifications center or the messages app in ML.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:28

Running 10.8.2, I find it really reliable running multiple adobes and browsers at once. I mean, I'm using the brand new Mac Mini (basica standard), but I've use the other OS X's on my friends 2010 iMac. I must say, that I'd rather stay up to date and get used to something til you can find a solution to a situation. That's what we all had to deal with when it comes to Windows 8 and 7. Heck, performance on there was also a trouble to understand.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:29

Its so weird that people have such issues with ML. I find that it just flies on my mid-2009 MBP. I don't necessarily find it any faster or slower than Snow Leopard though.

Can't say I blame you. If ML was lagging on my computer I would probably revert back to Snow Leopard too!

If you still have ML and still having lagging issues try this: create a new user profile and log into it. On OS X Lion I had something corrupt in my profile. After troubleshooting it for awhile, my wife logged in and was using my MBP and I noticed it wasn't lagging when she was logged in. I created a profile, and sure enough everything was "buttery smooth" (to steal lingo from the android fans...). Just created a new profile and migrated my files and stuff over to it, then deleted the original.

Worth a shot, but if you have already loaded SL back onto your computer and are happy with it just stick with that. I like full screen modes and reminders. Don't really care for the notifications center or the messages app in ML.



never really cared for that Messenger app on ML. It has never really worked well since day 1. It sucks.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:33

I have a 2012 13" MBP Its the best laptop I have ever owned and ML runs really nice on it.

I wish other companies could make laptops as nice as apple does

#15 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:37

never really cared for that Messenger app on ML. It has never really worked well since day 1. It sucks.


I've actually been working with iMessage and the Notification center and it's pretty awesome to me. :D Although I'm gonna have to reorganize my contacts all over again.

I honestly think using iMessage on OS X is a lot easier than iOS due to typing your messages faster. I seem to have a stress for trying to hurry up my messages. :/

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