Forbes’ Wade Fulton says that being an Apple enthusiast, I installed the OS X Mountain Lion update almost the minute it hit the App Store., and says he’s loved every moment of his Mountain Lion experience and recommended the upgrade to all of hid clients.
Fulton notes that users who have switched from PC to Mac over the past two or three years and still have a bad taste in their mouth from Windows upgrades that wreaked havoc on their old PCs and seemed to do more to harm ones workflow than improve the overall user experience, are in for a nice surprise with Mountain Lion.
Fulton likens using a Mac instead of a Windows PC to driving a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or comparable high performance luxury automobile as opposed to a run of the mill econobox. The Mac is just more fun to drive, simple, powerful, finely tuned, leaves you in charge, and works as an extension of you, and says that what’s so awesome about Apple’s OS upgrades is that they’re incredibly affordable and make your Mac even better – like being able to buy a BMW and then continuing to get all of the new features they come out with every year for a few bucks instead of having to trade the car in for a new one.
I agree with the analogy, although I’m not nearly as stoked as Fulton is with Mountain Lion, and up to now have remained an OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard holdout who skipped Version 10.7, there being not one feature in Lion that appealed to me more than Snow Leopard’s feature set and a bunch of changes I really didn’t like, such as “natural” scrolling, loss of the Save As command, more emphasis on full screen apps, and especially huge was the loss of Rosetta emulation to support programs containing Power PC binaries. Adding insult to injury, support was dropped for my just over two-year-old (at the time) Apple USB modem. (Yes, I still need access to dial-up Internet on occasion). However, the combination of friendly price and low-hassle upgrade path to Mountain Lion have convinced me to proceed sometime in the near future. There are also a few new features in Mountain Lion that weren’t in Lion that actually do appeal to me, eg: Dictation and Substitutions, and SAve As is back, at leasat sort of.
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