When you finally move to Mountain Lion
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:43 AM
Not having my contacts / calendar / bookmarks sync OTA is a deal killer for me, so I waited as long as possible (end of mobileme support) before upgrading to Mountain Lion.
Other than iCloud support and messages - I don't have any nice things to say about Mountain Lion. Finder and Spotlight are dumbed-down and I don't use/value any of the other new features (dictation is cool, but I don't use it).
My biggest complaint is that it noticeably slowed down my computer - 2.4GHZ C2D iMac w/ 4GB RAM and 1.5TB HD.
I think the whole 'back to the mac' philosophy is a giant fail. I like my iPhone and iPad but there is very little (other than great battery life and instant on) that I want transferred to the Mac.
Mountain Lion isn't horrible (it's no Vista) but I think it is inferior to 10.6.x
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:50 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:43 AM
You can't do it *from* the notification itself, but you can suppress individual updates from within the App Store app itself, as you could with the older Software Update tool. No way to suppress *just* the notification though.
Can't recall: Do update notifications show up when you're running a non-admin account?
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:50 AM
Mountain Lion won't connect to NAS (buffalo terastations) that worked fine in Snow Leopard.
My Networked blu-ray player can't see the Mac anymore to stream files
I've also had a lot of problems screen sharing via messages (iChat). It worked very reliably under Snow Leopard and now it often won't work.
This is rehashing old wounds.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:53 AM
I *did* experience similar Outlook migration issue this week when I setup my new Mac by booting from the Recovery partition and restoring my previous Mac's Time Machine backup. The first time I opened Outlook it automatically wanted to rebuild the Main Identity which took a little while (the backup copy is about 1GB, the new one about 1.2GB). I don't know what version of Outlook I was running when I (finally) upgraded to Mountain Lion, 14.2.something I'm sure, but Outlook this week is current, 14.3.1.
After the Time Machine restore to the new machine I had a similar experience with Apple Mail, it wanted to "import" all my mail which consists of a single IMAP account.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:17 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:25 AM