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OS X 10.9 Mavericks - anyone using that yet?


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#1 jramskov

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 17:56

I think I will install it later today and just wondered what your thoughts and experience with it is so far?
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#2 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 18:05

It isn't supposed to be released until the Fall.  Are you a beta tester/developer?


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 18:16

My iMac is too old to be compatible with it.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 19:36

It isn't supposed to be released until the Fall.  Are you a beta tester/developer?

Indeed it isn't, but pay a bit of money and you have access to the betas :)
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 22:11

I am happy to wait until it is ready for proper release.  I am looking forward to it.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:16

My habit is to hasten VERY slowly with new OS -- I usually wait until we get to the third or fourth dot release where OSX is concerned because there have historically been too many problems from early releases of OSX with peripherals including incompatability with video, printer, scanner and tablet Drivers and independent software products.

I only moved to Mountain Lion ( now at 10.8.4) from Snow Leopard about a month ago ( I sat Lion out completely) so I don't have plans to meet Maverick much before Christmas. I don't worry about trying Beta Apps because they can always be uninstalled if they cause problems, but problems caused by the operating system itself are much more of hassle.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:52

I´m running Mavericks on my work computer (a 13" retina MBP). I upgraded to be able to use the second screen more freely (be able to swap desktops without moving the presentaion on the 2nd screen.

 

I have not had any problems with the OS yet but the new Safari have som problems with java and flash. MS Office, OmniGraffle and even Tunnelblick (openvpn) works fine. I don´t run LR on this machine. I upgraded to Mavericks and did not have to reinstall any applications.

 

I also run Mavericks on a mid 2009 MBP but on that one new display features are restricted. There is some features that don´t work with the nvidia card.

 

As you say Ann, it can be a bit risky som my main/home MBP is not upgraded yet I would not risk loosing my pictures. On work we use citrix and fileservers so a problem is not that dangerous  ;)



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:19

I guess I suffer from a case similar to NAS ;) I was too curious about the new features so I installed it on my MBP last night. It took around 30 min and so far so good, but I have only played with it briefly.

Ann: You are of course correct, installing a new OS, particularly beta releases is not something you should just do. It's something that needs to be planned. What you can do though, is to install it on a seperate partition or in a virtual machine.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 15:24

I saw a post somewhere that CC would not instal on the Maverick beta.  Anyone with experience with this or CS6?


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 15:48

I only have LR5 and it works fine.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 16:39

Mavericks is essential for any photographer, mandatory upgrade day of release, imho.

Why?

Tagging. Although meta tagging is available for photos for a long time now, Mavericks makes it so easy for the OS to do it. Coupled with the ability of spotlight to take advantage of this new tagging and will create an OS that makes image organization easy.

Lets not forget the 4K displays arriving alongside the Mac Pro, the only way to drive those displays will be via Mavericks.

FWIW, Mavericks and a 4K display are mandatory for me.

I expect to pay 10-13K USD for the privilege of running Mavericks in all its glory this x-mas.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 17:03

I´m not that sure.

Tagging that requires a proprietary filesystem sounds a bit scary to me.

 

More optimized cpu use, longer battery life and the possibility to use Airplay or second monitor as a "standalone" display are more interesting to me.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 17:23

I'm not so sure about the tagging feature. I would think that only works as long as you're using HFS+ filesystems created/updated to OS X 10.9? I would be quite surprised if the tagging still worked on files stored on a NAS or other network attached storage.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 18:25

:dontknow: You tell me. I'm not a beta tester.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 19:01

:dontknow: You tell me. I'm not a beta tester.

 

I was able to create a document with labels on my Qnap NAS using an AFP share.

Label are available in the save box even in old applications (I used text wrangler now)

There are a predefined list of labels but possible to add your own.

 

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 22:08

I saw a post somewhere that CC would not instal on the Maverick beta.  Anyone with experience with this or CS6?

I saw a post somewhere that CC would not instal on the Maverick beta.  Anyone with experience with this or CS6?


Could well be a problem with both CS6 and CC as well as with third party plug-ins and drivers.

These will all be upgraded to run with Maverick when it ships officially in the Fall: jumping the gun before that date is asking for crashes and freezes.

CC and Lr 5 were only released a week ago and many third-party products have not been updated yet to run in these programs on OSX 10.8.4 -- let alone OSX 9.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 23:57

My new MacBook Air is on its way, but I'm not interested in testing any beta versions or even the release candidates.  For the extensive testing, you would need a dedicated test machine, not the main one.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:03

Could well be a problem with both CS6 and CC as well as with third party plug-ins and drivers.

These will all be upgraded to run with Maverick when it ships officially in the Fall: jumping the gun before that date is asking for crashes and freezes.

CC and Lr 5 were only released a week ago and many third-party products have not been updated yet to run in these programs on OSX 10.8.4 -- let alone OSX 9.

According to release notes there is a problem with CS6 after effects.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:12

My new MacBook Air is on its way, but I'm not interested in testing any beta versions or even the release candidates.  For the extensive testing, you would need a dedicated test machine, not the main one.

Testing with a dedicated machine is just testing. You will not detect all problems that way.

I´m now on Beta 2 on my main work laptop. If I run into problems I can switch to a backup machine and use citrix.

 

But as Ann says, I would not use beta software in producton if I was earning my living by using Adobe CC/CS.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 17:58

I would never install Beta System OS on anything except either a dedicated computer or a removable external Bootable HD.

 

Unless you use only Apple's own Applications, it's just asking for trouble  — especially if you run third party software from the same computer.

 

Almost certainly, you will finish up needing to do a complete reformatting of your HD  — and a fresh installation of all of your Applications.






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