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  • 1.0 stars

    "I would PAY to have this uninstalled"

    July 27, 2014  |   By COgirl1984

    Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

    Pros

    None. I've only had problems with my computer since installing this update. Maybe it was a pro for Apple to release something for FREE and have all the users do the troubleshooting for them. The obviously did not do extensive testing or troubleshooting beforehand.

    Cons

    FaceTime stopped working immediately after update. I am also no longer able to connect my iPhone to iTunes and sync files and settings. It's really annoying to pay $2K for a computer and then install an automatic update which is supposed to "increase security" but which actually makes basic applications that I use on a daily basis stop working properly. BAD JOB APPLE.

    Summary

    If you're someone who reads reviews before installing updates (I finally got sick of the stupid reminder window that wouldn't go away), DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE. You will definitely regret it. Too much of a headache, not worth any potential benefit.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Awful at the start and it gets no better with age."

    July 7, 2014  |   By OldGrumpy

    Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

    Pros

    We were so busy trying to find out how to make it work, we never had the time to discover if there were any pros.

    Cons

    Too numerous to mention. Peripherals, such as printers, all of a sudden decided that they should became invisible to the computer. Documents prepared earlier could not be read. Mail programs refused to work or if they did, disgorged emails counted in the thousands from years earlier which we had thought had been deleted reappeared as if by magic.

    Summary

    My wife was ready to throw her mini out the window when I turned to Apple's excellent Time Machine backup program. Fortunately, we'd bought an automatic gdrive which backed up automatically without any input needed from a digitally challenged operator. We asked the Time Machine to restore the operating system to that which preceded Mavericks. After a half an hour of whirring and exchanging, it accomplished that which we hoped it might. The previous OS was reinstalled, the computer recognized the printer once again, email programs came to life, and life returned to normal. I had wondered at the time why Apple was making those who wanted Mavericks to engage in a lengthy (10 hours for us) download instead of selling an installation CD with the Mavericks OS on it for 50 to 100 bucks. Now I understand why it stuck with the download; Apple would have been deluged with demands for refunds; with this, no money exchanged hands and no demands were made on Apple. It is, however, an upgrade not yet ready for prime time unless you like aggravation and heartburn. That Mavericks will provide in that spades, for those who are swayed by the well produced come-ons distributed by Apple on its websites. But if you want a nice little quiet upgrade in your OS to improve your computer and increase your productivity, Mavericks is not the upgrade for you.

    In short, I resent being made a free guinea pig for Apple, a tester without portfolio or pay, recruited by my own hand to test their Operating System, and discover what they need to do to improve it. When a car won't run, or when it does it is erratic and controls it not, it is time to move it on to another.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Should be named Lag OS"

    June 30, 2014  |   By tappy727

    Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

    Pros

    integration with iCloud

    Cons

    After booting up and the Finder comes up, there is a big lag trying to launch an application, lots of bounces on the dock. Got couple of applications running, more lag when trying to switch to another application and doing something. Better with Mac OS 10.8.

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