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Upgrade to Mountain Lion-battery life?


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Hello all,

I have lost the (Snow Leopard) install disks for my 2010 macbookpro and need to reinstall. I am debating between ordering the Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion disks. It would be nice to upgrade as long as I am reinstalling, but have heard that Mountain Lion absolutely kills battery life and in some cases of repeated upgrade/downgrades permanently wrecks the battery. I have no complaints with Snow Leopard but would be excited to try the upgrade if I could be sure it wouldn't drastically drop my battery life.

What are your experiences with this? What would you recommend?

Thank you all in advance for your help!
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First, Mountain Lion is not available on disk. It must be downloaded from the Mac App store. You can make a bootable flash drive before installing by using the Lion Disk Maker software. The latest update to Mountain Lion (10.8.3) has resolved the battery problem.
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"Fox News" as in the only truthful news agency? And by the way, the 10.8.3 update did in fact resolve the poor battery performance of some Mac portable machines.
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