Originally Posted by digitalclips
Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum
It could come earlier -- Except for a few UI quirks in DP5 the OS is solid.
It does seem that way for sure, I just have a suspicion they might do the Mac Pro and Mavericks as one show, separate from all the iPhone and iOS stuff. I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time
Yeah, then there's the drop of the next FCPX, 4K Thunderbolt 2 Displays, and some other related goodies, too...
I am dual booting as I have an SSD for Mountain Lion as my primary boot and HDD for Mavericks (in place of an optical in my MBPro i7). I've stay mainly with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 simply for the speed of the SSD which is mind boggling compared with the HDD.
By they way, how to you find Time Machine handles such upgrades? It seems to refuse to go back farther than the point when an OS gets a major bump which is another reason hesitating updating my main drive.
My iMac 27" has a 250 GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I put Mavericks on the SSD, and kept ML on the HDD. I back up to a Promise Pegasus 12. I include the entire SSD and HDD in the backup -- so backup spanning OS versions is not an issue for me.
I also have Mavericks installed on the other Pegasus as a throw-away install -- each Mavericks upgrade goes here first. This is not backed up anywhere. Interesting thing is that Mavericks feels faster running from the Thunderbolt RAID than from the internal SSD.
BTW, speed-wise, moving from Mavericks to ML is like having a new machine...
wait 'til you try it on the SSD!