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I changed over to Mac's in '07 and in that time have moved from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I have resisted the move to Lion just because I don't feel any need to make my current programs obsolete by upgrading to an operating system with which they are most likely incompatible. Has there been that many major changes to the OS to justify coming out with yet another operating system (Mountain Lion)?
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I changed over to Mac's in '07 and in that time have moved from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I have resisted the move to Lion just because I don't feel any need to make my current programs obsolete by upgrading to an operating system with which they are most likely incompatible. Has there been that many major changes to the OS to justify coming out with yet another operating system (Mountain Lion)?
Not sure how to really answer that question - justification is in the eye of the beholder in these cases. If you read around - I'm sure you'll find many options that say No - but those opinions don't really matter since they're not making those decisions for Apple. So far I haven't seen anything earth shattering - and if you're perfectly comfortable on SL - by all means - stay with SL.
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Not sure how to really answer that question - justification is in the eye of the beholder in these cases. If you read around - I'm sure you'll find many options that say No - but those opinions don't really matter since they're not making those decisions for Apple. So far I haven't seen anything earth shattering - and if you're perfectly comfortable on SL - by all means - stay with SL.
Call me backwards (I'm still running iWork '08) but I guess I currently see no advantage in the upgrades. Should I suddenly fall into a barrel of money I guess my next machine will come with the Mac flavor of the month OS. On the very positive side is that OS upgrades are no where near as expensive as with the always crashing MS alternatives.
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Well backhands it is simple. If you don't want it don't outlay your hard earned on it. Some folk are very happy using (gasp) Panther and Tiger.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Call me backwards (I'm still running iWork '08) but I guess I currently see no advantage in the upgrades. Should I suddenly fall into a barrel of money I guess my next machine will come with the Mac flavor of the month OS. On the very positive side is that OS upgrades are no where near as expensive as with the always crashing MS alternatives.

I consider that a huge positive. If nothing compels you to 'update' - I don't like the term upgrade since you never know until you get it if that's true - then don't. The only reason I updated to Lion as for iCloud - otherwise - I was perfectly content with SL.
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I would say, stay with Snow Leopard. there is not realy anything thats better in Lion atleast. And as far as I heard about Mountain LIon, nothing new there either.

And Lion have a tendency to run realy bad on some pre-Lion computers.
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