Lee Larsson
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LeeL7158 reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
One more thing Mountain Lion 10.8.5(not earlier versions)
is the Best.. I used Ethernet for download.. and yes it took
a while.. but worth it. If you're not sure, then Don't!
I upgraded from SnowLeopard 10.6.8.. using my Time
machine from 10.6.8.. keeping both my Pic, Docs, and
Most Apps from SnowLeopard.. LL
[Version 10.8.5]


LeeL7158 reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
Mountain Lion v10.8.5, has got to be the BEST
since Snow Leopard.. I'm very Pleased with
most everything about this OS!
YES, the download is worth every penny !
the download has a habit of stalling in App Store..
I Hit ComMand-R.. and it continued fine.
it took about 9 1/2 hours, but that's just me.
Thank You apple!
[Version 10.8.5]


LeeL7158 reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
To - RavenNeverMore..
I have been using 10.8.5.. which is much faster than 10.9
AND Mountain Lion I'll give 10 STARS.. and maybe 10.9..
I'll give 3 1/2 stars!(cause I've been using it)
[Version 10.9.1]


LeeL7158 reviewed on 07 Nov 2013
I installed 10.9 Mavericks on 11-5-13..
on my 32GB FLASH DRIVE! [using my MacMini (2009)]
it took nearly 10 hours to download !
not the 20 min. to 1 hr.. as shown on AppStore!
I understand running it on the Flash Drive can be a bit
slower.. But HEY it works! I Do NOT like iCloud keep asking
for password to "LOGIN".. or do I like way Safari 7 works..
I installed some of my own favorite apps.. like Gimp(2.8.6)
"App Trap/Default Apps/ClamXav/and BEAN(writer)"..
the Bean Writer/notepad works better than "TEXT EDIT"
especially on this OS X 10.9.. because the TEXT Editor
included with 10.9.. seems to run through iCloud??
every time I used TEXT Edit.. the iCloud would pop-up?
asking me.. tried opening a RTF file to read..@#!$%&*!
it won't let me.. so I use the BEAN-writer.
Sorry, i'm getting ahead of myself..
What I'm suggesting here is:
Installing on a separate drive is the best way to go, example:

format a 32 Gb flash drive as “Mac OS Extended(Journaled)”
Drag, or download to a Separate folder on the Flash drive..
then INSTALL “OS X Maverick from there - to - THAT flash
drive.. for the backup(Time Machine) I used another separate
USB Drive - as both Backups and Downloads(in a separate Folder)

My final overview is, that yes it takes some getting used to..
but it works.. although I will not be installing it on my
Hard Drive anytime soon.. I'll stick with Flash Drive Option!
I will continue using 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.. works just Great.

I cannot give this OS any more than 1/2 Stars!!
Have fun.. LL
[Version 10.9]

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LeeL7158 replied on 08 Nov 2013
I need to correct my last OS X Mavericks review..
Here is the correct info on installing to "32Gb Flash

Format a 32 Gb flash drive as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"
download the "Install OS X Mavericks.app", to a Separate folder on a USB Hard Drive..
(also formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".

Now INSTALL “OS X Mavericks from there - to - THAT flash
drive.. And for the backup(Time Machine) I used that same
USB Hard Drive - as both Backups and Downloads(in a separate Folder)..
I hope this wasn't too confusing!
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