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  • Jeepers 23 Oct 2013 18:42:20 13,173 posts
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    Arstechnica have a great review if you have an hour spare.

    Memory management and energy saving are the big draws from what I've read.

    /can't upgrade yet cos enterprises are shit at updating their shit.
  • spindizzy 24 Oct 2013 22:53:40 6,427 posts
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    Just read that Ars Technica review. Not sure if I'm more impressed by it, or by the clever energy optimisation work Apple have out into Mavericks.
  • M83J01P97 24 Oct 2013 23:25:53 6,532 posts
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    It should be pointed out that there is apparently another OS X update coming in the not too distant future that will mirror the iOS 7 look, as Ives has been pretty vocal about getting more consistency between how the software looks and works between their product range.

    I'm guessing Mavericks is just an update to get the core technology in place and we will be seeing a bigger update next year filled with fancy new features and a new look.
  • Syrette 25 Oct 2013 01:03:34 43,061 posts
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    Not a fan of the tags, preferred those big bold highlighting labels.

  • TarickStonefire 25 Oct 2013 09:21:05 2,897 posts
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    I upgraded from Mountain Lion on my MBP the other day, but not my iMac yet. I honestly couldn't tell you the difference apart from there's a Maps and an iBooks icon put in my dock without permission that I needed to remove. Other than that: meh.

    I gather it's all bells and whistles under the hood but, well I can't tell.

    One thing I have read, is that it completely and utterly fucks over Mail/Gmail users. Again, I haven't noticed that either, but I'm not upgrading my main iMac, possibly ever, unless that's fixed.

    Edited by TarickStonefire at 09:22:34 25-10-2013

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Jeepers 25 Oct 2013 09:35:44 13,173 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    One thing I have read, is that it completely and utterly fucks over Mail/Gmail users. Again, I haven't noticed that either, but I'm not upgrading my main iMac, possibly ever, unless that's fixed.
    How goes it mess with the GMail / Mail combo?
  • elstoof 25 Oct 2013 09:42:17 6,599 posts
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    I'll take a 25% battery life increase on my 2008 MBP thank you very much, if that claim in the AT review holds up. Best update evar etc.
  • nickthegun 25 Oct 2013 10:41:49 58,782 posts
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    Yeah, its made a noticable difference on my 2011 MBP.

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  • Dr-Strangelove 25 Oct 2013 11:01:08 2,130 posts
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    @elstoof

    I've got the same macbook (mines a 15 inch macbook pro 2008), have you, or anybody else, installed it? If so, how is the performance?

    I thought the energy saving applied more to the latest hardware, I'll be very impressed if they eek anymore out of mine.
  • elstoof 25 Oct 2013 11:11:38 6,599 posts
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    Too early for me to say, I only installed this morning, but the ars technica reviewer claims a 25% increase on his 2007 pre unibody MBP. Performance seems much the same as before for me which makes sense.
  • nickthegun 25 Oct 2013 11:18:50 58,782 posts
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    To put it very, very simply its a lot better at shutting off background services that you arent using, so it will help any hardware its capable of being installed on.

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  • urban 25 Oct 2013 11:51:08 10,923 posts
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    So I work on the Service Desk at a major Oil and Gas Exploration/Production company, I do everything from 1st-3rd line support (AD, Exchange, Application servers, etc)

    We have a sister company in our offices and an older dude who is technically their Service Desk, he's completely incompetent in every way imaginable (every user has a different type of machine, different OS (windows 7, XP and 8) all the applications are installed manually. Basically it's a fucking mess.

    Anyway - He just came up to me with a post it note that said

    MAC OSX
    OSX
    Mate, what's the difference between these two?

    CUNT
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  • urban 25 Oct 2013 12:52:25 10,923 posts
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    Now he's a fucking cunt, not only did I have to download the driver for him, put it on a USB stick, now he's asking how to use a .DMG, before he's even attempted it

    How about I do your job and you fuck off?

    /rant
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Oct 2013 12:57:35 10,258 posts
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    urban wrote:
    Now he's a fucking cunt, not only did I have to download the driver for him, put it on a USB stick, now he's asking how to use a .DMG, before he's even attempted it

    How about I do your job and you fuck off?

    /rant

    Kill him.

    XBL : ecosse011172
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  • superdelphinus 25 Oct 2013 13:24:42 8,016 posts
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    On the other hand, urban did start a sentence with the word "so"
  • urban 25 Oct 2013 14:26:45 10,923 posts
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    @superdelphinus I didn't use a comma after it either, fuck me sideways. You're right!

    I might just go and blow my own head off now.
  • ScoutTech 25 Oct 2013 15:56:08 2,423 posts
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    The only issue I've found is that it didn't warn me of low battery so just died in my arms. Was a touch annoying.
    Not sure if this is new or not but I also found that it tells me the condition of my battery now. Apparently I need a new one soon. Damnit.
  • spindizzy 26 Oct 2013 12:18:15 6,427 posts
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    ScoutTech wrote:
    The only issue I've found is that it didn't warn me of low battery so just died in my arms.
    tonight?
  • mcmothercruncher 26 Oct 2013 12:29:41 6,428 posts
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    Must have been something ScoutTech said.

    Pleased this is installable on my 2011 MacBook- I always expect to be left behind when the new shinies come out.
  • elstoof 26 Oct 2013 13:37:09 6,599 posts
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    I expect 5/6 or so years of usage from an apple laptop, my last 2 have gone for that long, always getting the top of the line one for better future proofing.

    Scout, where does it tell you that? I've been using the iStat widget to get a health percentage on the battery, the stock one on my 2008 is sitting at 89% which isn't a bad return at all.
  • spindizzy 26 Oct 2013 13:45:53 6,427 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    Must have been something ScoutTech said.
    \o/
  • RichieTenenbaum 26 Oct 2013 13:47:40 2,181 posts
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    My macbook's battery needs 'servicing' now, but I bought it in 2009. It's lasted well.
  • mcmothercruncher 26 Oct 2013 17:50:26 6,428 posts
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    spindizzy wrote:
    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    Must have been something ScoutTech said.
    \o/
    In retrospect, I should've walked away.
  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 26 Oct 2013 18:57:03 14,033 posts
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    The one thing I don't like about this is that all updates now seem to go through the App Store. Now this wouldn't be a problem if the App Store didn't require that credit card is tied to you Apple ID to download even a free update. I don't have a credit card.

    While I could create a new Apple ID and then select "None" as the payment option, that would also require me to pay for things like iPhoto since those programs are of course still linked to my current ID. My version of iPhoto doesn't work with Maverick for some reason, so the update essentially killed iPhoto for me.

    (I'm coming from Lion. This might have been introduced in the previous revision)
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 26 Oct 2013 19:03:27 2,595 posts
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    I've got a "late 2010" Air (4gb) with SSD that for the last 12 months+ has slipped from mere seconds to wake up and be useable to taking about 30 seconds. It was getting frustrating but I kept putting off doing a clean OS install.

    I thought I'd give it one last chance with the App Store update to Mavericks (ie not a clean Mavericks install).

    As well as the Mavericks update I decided to delete Parallels and my Win 7 VM install as I never really use it anymore. Between the two I'm back to a 3 second wake up and a nice and responsive Air. Can't tell you which of the Mavericks update or the Parallel uninstall did it as I did them both together. Gut feel is that Mavericks takes most of the credit.

    End result is being a happy bunny and it feels like I've got a new Air again.
  • TarickStonefire 26 Oct 2013 19:36:58 2,897 posts
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    @Syrok Do you have a debit card? That's what I use, transactions show up in my current account bank statement. I have a credit card but I don't use it for much and always pay it off the same month.

    Your version of iPhoto must be ooold if it's not been replaced by an App Store version!

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • mcmothercruncher 26 Oct 2013 19:56:56 6,428 posts
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    Well, I've taken two separate pre-Mavericks backups:

    Cover me, I'm going in...
  • nickthegun 26 Oct 2013 19:59:59 58,782 posts
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    The interesting (not so much) thing about the new software update is that it doesn't support any apple software pre-App Store.

    I've had a Final Cut Pro update I've been cancelling for the last five years that has now, finally, vanished without trace.

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  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 26 Oct 2013 22:02:32 14,033 posts
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    @TarickStonefire

    No, it only gives me three different credit cards as options here unfortunately.

    iPhoto is version 9.1, which doesn't seem to be that old.

    Edit: I did try to download 9.4 from Apple website, but when I try to install it just says that the iPhoto version I have must be updated through the App Store.

    Edited by Syrok at 22:09:12 26-10-2013
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