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 dang once it downloads its takes 36 mins to install

post #42 of 181

Now instead of crapping out after a few seconds it's just saying "Waiting". I'd actually consider that an improvement :) Anyway, probably best to just give up and try again in a few hours.

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Up and running on my MBA, downloading updates to iWork apps, etc, now....

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post #44 of 181

Waiting on my Up-to-date email from Apple.  Hopefully the code comes soon.

 

I never have problems when I upgrade.  So I don't mind being a "Beta".  The only Application I use outside of OS X is Filemaker and the only one my wife uses is Photoshop Elements.

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post #45 of 181

People, do we really need 100 posts about your difficulties downloading this because Apple's servers are getting hammered??

 

Just chill. If it doesn't work, wait a few hours. Or a day. 

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As a veteran myself of installing every new release immediately since System 7.1.1 I'm happy to say that I have never once had any problems. But there's always a first for everything... starting with not even being able to download the damn thing.


You are unbelievably lucky, considering that several releases since then were known to cause data loss.

 

10.8 does seem to be ok, other than failing to fix two critical bugs from 10.7 - PowerPC apps are still broken, and the arrows at the end of the scroll bars are still missing.  Those are real showstoppers as far as many of my customers are concerned, since they're more concerned with actually being able to work than with the new eye candy.

post #47 of 181

Downloading, downloading …

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People, do we really need 100 posts about your difficulties downloading this because Apple's servers are getting hammered??

 

Agreed. I really don't like that anywhere.

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 PowerPC apps are still broken, 

 

And they will remain that way.

post #50 of 181

I have 3 or 4 Macs that I'll upgrade to Snow Lion or whatever it's called,  Remind me if there is any way to do that without having each computer download the installer independently?  Seems more than a little inefficient (and may interfere with my kids' Minecraft and Skype obsessions).

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I have 3 or 4 Macs that I'll upgrade to Snow Lion or whatever it's called,  Remind me if there is any way to do that without having each computer download the installer independently?  Seems more than a little inefficient (and may interfere with my kids' Minecraft and Skype obsessions).

 

Download the installer on one mac, quite the upgrade, copy installer to other mac's, run installer. You can do this with up to 5 machines.

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I have 3 or 4 Macs that I'll upgrade to Snow Lion or whatever it's called… 

 

Can't read the title of this page or any article written about it since its announcement?

 

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Remind me if there is any way to do that without having each computer download the installer independently?  Seems more than a little inefficient (and may interfere with my kids' Minecraft and Skype obsessions).

 

Download the file once, copy it everywhere.

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Updating now......just noticed my account was charged $21.24.....I thought it cost $19.99.  Does the app store have some kind of tax?

 



Yep it charges the sales tax that you would have been charged if you bought a physical copy in the city that you live

post #54 of 181

Done, updated, and testing....

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You are unbelievably lucky, considering that several releases since then were known to cause data loss.

 

10.8 does seem to be ok, other than failing to fix two critical bugs from 10.7 - PowerPC apps are still broken, and the arrows at the end of the scroll bars are still missing.  Those are real showstoppers as far as many of my customers are concerned, since they're more concerned with actually being able to work than with the new eye candy.

Apple removed the Rosetta environment (to run PPC Applications) in Snow Leopard three years ago in 2009. Maybe consider upgrading your applications to universal binaries or intel.

If you want scroll bars in Lion or Mountain Lion, go to systems preferences and set the scrolls bars to always show. System Preferences > General. 

 

Rocket science it is not. :-D

 

 

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Yep it charges the sales tax that you would have been charged if you bought a physical copy in the city that you live

So glad VAT is already added in the UK - by law, if I'm not mistaken.

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post #56 of 181

Would someone who has finished the download and installed the OS (I realize that may take a while) please confirm the Build Number?

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Would someone who has finished the download and installed the OS (I realize that may take a while) please confirm the Build Number?

 

12A269 

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post #58 of 181

The article mentions Facebook integration.  I thought they had said that the Facebook integration was not going to be in at launch but would debut this fall, in other words, alongside similar integration in iOS 6.

 

I'm fine letting other people work out the bugs.  I need to format my external drives and shift over my iTunes directory and such before I upgrade to Mt Lion this weekend.  Of course, I'm also broke till payday on Friday :)

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PowerPC apps are still broken, and the arrows at the end of the scroll bars are still missing.  Those are real showstoppers as far as many of my customers are concerned, since they're more concerned with actually being able to work than with the new eye candy.

 

Many of your customers need to get software that wasn't abandoned in 2006. And the scroll bar arrows are never coming back. Get new mice and learn to scroll without clicking.

 

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Gosh dang it, that's the GM.

post #60 of 181

What bugs me is that you can upgrade Snow Leopard->Mountain Lion, but you couldn't go Leopard->Lion directly, forcing you to buy the intermediate release.  Apple wouldn't even give me a free copy of SL when I wanted to pay them for Lion.  I understand it's a software thing with their MAS, but it doesn't make sense that those who skipped Leopard eventually pay more than those who (tried to) skip Snow Leopard.  Yes, don't tell me I'm a whiner, and it's only $20, but I feel they missed a customer touch point to make it seamless.  I've already sold my SL, so I don't really care, I still end up even, but nonetheless it was a hassle.

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…forcing you to buy the intermediate release.  Apple wouldn't even give me a free copy of SL when I wanted to pay them for Lion.

 

But they did do that.

post #62 of 181
SO does it have the Touch Of Steve or not?

Still doing my bl**dy tax return. Good thing I have a beer by my side.
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12A269 

 

Then the Retail is the same as the GM anyway. 

 

Thank you.

 

(The GM and Retail Build Numbers were different for Lion.)

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But they did do that.

Not at my Apple store.  Sometimes I think they should reconsider that "Genius" title.

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You are unbelievably lucky, considering that several releases since then were known to cause data loss.

 

10.8 does seem to be ok, other than failing to fix two critical bugs from 10.7 - PowerPC apps are still broken, and the arrows at the end of the scroll bars are still missing.  Those are real showstoppers as far as many of my customers are concerned, since they're more concerned with actually being able to work than with the new eye candy.

 

Yes. I remember reading about those data loss issues at the time.

post #66 of 181

Apparently, the premature go-live of the up-to-date program has caused several people in the Apple discussion forums (myself included) to get the notice that the redeem codes they were sent have already been used.

 

So now, I have to wait 24-48 hours to get a new redeem code. :(

 

Apple is already aware of the issue, and anyone who gets this error does not need to contact Apple - they'll just send out new redeem codes automatically.

post #67 of 181

It's snappy!!!

 

LOL

 

/s

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People, do we really need 100 posts about your difficulties downloading this because Apple's servers are getting hammered??

 

Just chill. If it doesn't work, wait a few hours. Or a day. 

 

True enough... but on the other hand it is nice when you're having an issue like this to check into twitter or AI or whatever and confirm that it's not just you... in which case there's nothing wrong... you just have to wait till the frenzy calms down.

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Apple removed the Rosetta environment (to run PPC Applications) in Snow Leopard three years ago in 2009. Maybe consider upgrading your applications to universal binaries or intel.

If you want scroll bars in Lion or Mountain Lion, go to systems preferences and set the scrolls bars to always show. System Preferences > General. 

 

Rocket science it is not. :-D

 

 

So glad VAT is already added in the UK - by law, if I'm not mistaken.

 

To be fair... you can make the scroll bars always show... true... but the arrows have been gone since Lion I think.

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It's snappy!!!

 

LOL

 

/s

 

 

Sign of the times:

 

Safari App Store checkout feels snappier!

post #71 of 181

Is there any way to view the download progress other than in LaunchPad?  

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Is there any way to view the download progress other than in LaunchPad?  

 

In the Mac App Store, where you've always been able to.

 

Or here:

 

 

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It's snappy!!!

LOL

/s

Moar info plz
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Everything seems to be working fine, it nicely synched everything with iCloud ( which I had not set up before on that machine ), Notes, Reminders Safari Bookmarks, etc... I have not tested the newer stuff yet, as I am now late for work ;-)

 

BTW, for someone who asked, Outlook 11 ( 14.2.3 ) functions normally ( I would say great, but were talking about a Microsoft product here )

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Moar info plz

 

/s is sarcasm, EVERYTHING on my MBA is snappy.

 

I'll have a more definitive opinion after the other machines. I want especially to see if my 2008 8 core mac pro goes well.

 

I have a special interest in Safari 6, as I'm working on some heavy duty HTML5/Canvas and animation stuff.

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Error 404 when I tried to get my free copy. :(

 

Happens every time they launch a new OS, iOS or major software. Tons of folks want it right now and they jack up the connections. 

 

Try again after lunch and you can likely get the code. Just know that it might be tomorrow before you can get the software (same reasons). But it will happen. Consider this time to do a final backup of your system pre upgrade just in case you don't like something. Myself I'm cloning my lion set up to another drive for each of my machines (I have 3) and even keeping some parts of them in parallels just in case something goes wrong like some company forgetting to mention their software isn't ready to work with Mountain Lion. 

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/s is sarcasm, EVERYTHING on my MBA is snappy.

I'll have a more definitive opinion after the other machines. I want especially to see if my 2008 8 core mac pro goes well.

I have a special interest in Safari 6, as I'm working on some heavy duty HTML5/Canvas and animation stuff.

Cool... Does anyone using a non-Apple SSD notice any beachballing? I get it occasionally in 10.7 and may still apply the Lion Trim hack which works in Mountain Lion GM, apparently.
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Crap my redeem code has already been used. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Same here. *groan* Waiting to hear from Support.
 
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Anybody else getting an error message saying that their upgrade code isn't recognized or valid?

 

Most likely just a server error. It happens. If it is still doing it in a weeks time, contact Apple with all the info and they will issue you a new code. Just make sure you have your receipt info handy cause they will need it. Push the confirmation numbers from when you ordered your code. 

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Cool... Does anyone using a non-Apple SSD notice any beachballing? I get it occasionally in 10.7 and may still apply the Lion Trim hack which works in Mountain Lion GM, apparently.

No, standard SSD, I've only put non-apple HW in the Mac Pro ( 64G of RAM from OWC, new SATA card and SSD )

 

The MBA is my wife's machine, it's too light for my day-to-day work ( Eclipse, PostgreSQL, Tomcat, Photoshop, Grid Computing Servers, etc )

 

And perhaps I'm lucky, but I haven't seen a beach ball in AGES.

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