Will you be upgrading to Mountain Lion? (Photo : Apple)
It's been two month since the latest Apple operating system (OS) X Mountain Lion was released and has so far been calculated to be in over three percent of all MacBook users.
"It is rather impressive for an operating system to capture 3.2 [percent] of market Web usage after just 48 hours on the market," said advertising and analytics firm Chitika. "Such figures are likely supported by a relatively low price point for the operating system as well as an expansive list of desired feature improvements."
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Since its release, the new OS has faced some setbacks which we'll get to momentarily, but overall, what's the verdict on the Mountain Lion?
"What I like about this update in general is it brings further iOS look and feel to the Mac and adds more sense of uniformity across all Apple devices, a trend that began last year with Mac OS X Lion," reviewed Greg Gazin of Ifpress.com.
Gazin overall says the Mountain Lion is "superb" and worth every penny. He notes the iCloud integration which allows you to keep and regularly save documents, contacts, reminders, events, and more in sync with other Apple devices such as the iPhone or iPad.
Cult of Mac's John Brownlee stated while the latest OS isn't a major difference from its predecessor, the OS X Lion, it does offer a more "cohesive experience."
Brownlee credits the introduction of iCloud, AirPlay, Mirroring, and Messages as tempting features that make the OS better than Lion.
The Associated Press also noted iCloud as an outstanding feature in the new OS, but it did run into a few "hiccups."
"The iCloud features were easy to use once I signed in, but I had difficulty getting the startup screen to come up because of how my office Wi-Fi network is set up. I also had some trouble getting a new Notes program to sync, but it worked well once it did," according to AP's Anick Jesdanun.
Aside from that, the AP reviewer says the Mountain Lion experience was "relatively pain-free."
For CNET, the iCloud once again gets favorable reviews but states the new Game Center's features are "basic" and the Gatekeeper "keeps you from downloading unsafe programming."
CNET's bottom line is the Mountain Lion is still worth getting.
Despite the good reviews, the OS does have its share of minor problems.
As Latinos Post reported, complaints for the latest Mac OS on the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display circulated due to battery life issues. A new update for the OS X Mountain Lion is expected to solve those issues as the Retina display is being blamed for draining the battery, although some do point fingers at the new OS instead.
Have you upgraded to the Mountain Lion? What are your thoughts on the new OS? Let us know on the comments below.