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Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion in March 2013?

I have a late 2008 MBP, 8GB RAM, with an SSD, running Lion without problems. Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion right now? Have the battery life and other issues been resolved? I'd like to upgrade because I've finally encountered a program that requires Mountain Lion and I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Mar 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Help a relative server n00b keep his Mac Mini safe.

I'm planning on getting a Mac Mini with Lion Server. I don't have much experience with security or setup. Point me to some basic articles, sites, or books, please. I'll also take any advice the hivemind might have as well. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Restore apps from Time Machine after upgrade to Mountain Lion?

Can I restore applications from time machine AFTER an OS upgrade? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

An alternative to Time Machine?

Is there a good alternative to Time Machine for doing backups of a mac? I am running Mac OS 10.7.4 and backing up to an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Please help me go from one drive to two.

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro. I am installing a 64GB SSD (for OSX Lion and applications) and and then repurposing my stock HDD as my drive for my Home folder (documents, etc) using an OWC Data Doubler (installed in my optical drive spot). I have a bootable SuperDuper backup and many Time Machine Backups (on external drives). Once everything is installed, how can I transfer everything from backups to their new locations without losing all my preferences, bookmarks, etc. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 answers

iCal hiding all appointments

iCal is being a giant jerk. Halp? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Lion desktop scrolling is driving me nuts!

I've run into a Lion bug with switching desktops that is driving me crazy. Googling hasn't turned up anything useful. Has anyone encountered this problem? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I get my iMac to wake up remotely?

How do I get my iMac to wake on demand when it's asleep and asked to do so? These instructions from Apple are pretty straightforward on how to set it up for Bonjour, but I can't get it to work when it receives a request from Apple TV to wake up. It's an iMac running Lion with a Time Capsule set up as the Base Station. The iMac supports Wake on Demand over Wi-Fi and ethernet (it's connected over Wi-Fi). Time Capsule and Lion have the latest updates. I've found recommendations on Google but nothing has worked. Any troubleshooting pointers? (Bonus question: how can I get it to wake up from outside my network?) Thanks.
posted by jroybal on Feb 24, 2012 - 1 answer

I'd be Lion if I said it was going well

What is "brtool" and why is it (or a lack of it) killing my Lion upgrade? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Why can't I use the terminal any more with Lion?

At work, there is a MacPro that I routinely use remotely via SSH, but have only sporadic physical access to. Someone else upgraded it to Lion (from Snow Leopard), and since then, I am unable to use the terminal locally or to log into it via SSH - in either case, the process immediately terminates / disconnects. Other user accounts on the same machine are not affected. What could be going on?
posted by kickingtheground on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Brand new MBP slowing to a crawl

My sister has used a brand new 13" MacBookPro (w/ Lion) for several weeks, replacing her 4-year-old 15" MBP (upgraded to Snow Leopard). She's finding that, over the course of a day, the machine seems to dramatically slow - to the point where it seems much slower than her old machine. [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jan 7, 2012 - 16 answers

The Lion, the Switch, and the MeFite

Now that you've been living with OS X Lion for a few months, what do you wish you had known before you upgraded? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Dec 30, 2011 - 35 answers

Lion + Dev Tools on a little MBA

Can anyone who has one tell me how much disk space OSX Lion plus Developer Tools leaves free on a 128Gb SSD MacBook Air? I'm no longer sure I ever had any google-fu (or else the spam answer sites are strong on this one...) - thanks in advance!
posted by cromagnon on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Restoring only certain items after Mac OS X upgrade?

What's the best strategy to do a clean install of Mac OS X and then restore ONLY iTunes/iPhoto libraries, and ensure iOS devices still sync properly? [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Remap Keys on OSX Lion?

On my Mac I use the software EyeTV and it requires me to hold Shift + Command + C to take a screenshot. That is an annoying screen combination--is there any way I can create a macro or remap the keys? Either in EyeTV, OSX Lion, or some other add-on software so I can just press, for example, space? Or Command+Z or some such? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128?

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

OS X Lion Address book alternative?

What is the best replacement for the terrible Mac OS X Lion Address Book? I was fine with the previous version, but it is now completely different. [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

OS X Lion apps re-opening documents?

OS X Lion: the fact that Numbers, Pages, and Preview open up documents I had open is really making me want to stab myself. I've even installed Excel to avoid it. How can I turn off this horrible feature? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Aug 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Does the Lion upgrade preserve symlinks at the root level?

Will an upgrade to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard preserve or destroy my /Applications symlink? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Install OSX Lion on a RAID formatted drive but get all Lion's features? Reinstall without Snow Leopard DVD?

Lion upgrade for Macbook Pro but my laptop is RAID formatted - how can I upgrade to Lion, keep my documents/music/applications, and get the full features of Lion (which I can't do with a RAID formatted drive)? Am I doomed to format and do a clean install? Can I without the Snow Leopard DVD? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me to not hate Lion

Please help me not hate OSX Lion. Even though I have deselected "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" every time I launch Pages, it opens several recent documents. This is driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Missing Adobe Reader plug-ins in Safari for OS X Lion

Can't view PDFs in Safari on a brand-new Macbook Air (OS X Lion). [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jul 25, 2011 - 13 answers

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