Apple Mac OS X for Mac

Apple Mac OS X for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1168 votes

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  • Version:
    10.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    75,202
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2004
  • Price:
    Update; $129.00 to buy

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  • Current Version

    4.7

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2 stars

"All kind of Itunes/Safari Permissions errors and more.."

February 02, 2014  |  By Chacapamac2000

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 10.8.5

Pros

Not see any so far. Sorry.

Cons

My firs mac was a SE30 and I never seen until now upgrade that brake things.

Now, I have around 50 permissions errors that I cannot fix that remember me that the quality of the OS is going down.

Summary

Not switching to Maverick until this is repair.

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4 stars

"Best OSX Ever but should be polished better"

June 01, 2013  |  By ExpertTechNew

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3

Pros

Works nice and fast on new macs

Cons

Memory hog on older macs, poorly compatible with older graphic cards (choppy animation)

Summary

Waiting for osx 10.9

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5 stars

"Simply Amazing!"

November 30, 2012  |  By mvnmarcus

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0

Pros

Full-screen apps.
iOS and OSX "matching".
Twitter and facebook integration.
Notification center.
Safari 6.

Cons

Shut on and shut down are to much slower than Snow Leopard.

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2 stars

"Beta Bugs are eating away at Apple's core"

October 06, 2012  |  By NaturalApple

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update

Pros

Price and prettiness.....you get what you pay for....it used to cost more and was worth it.

Cons

We need a platform that works...and continues to work through all iterations...early adopters are always bitten by beta bugs and cringe when a new update comes out. Apple seems to fail to read feedback.

The updates facilitate more marketing of music, pie in the sky clouds and digital mining than productivity and intelligent user interface. IMHO...as user for the last 20 years I find it hard to enjoy all the many changes that come out so fast and furious that the java scripsts and macros for productivity and the smart third party apps stop and cost the developers and us and us work after Apple breaks them...then once the investment has been made they RIP them off and add their great ideas and hard pioneering work to their OS putting them out of business. It is wrong, unethical and everything the pariah or prophet Jobs engendered.

Quit change for change sake...make it work well and then and only then make it work better.

If not- the beta bugs will devour Apple and their core will rot.

Summary

Apple has lost sight of their long term stakeholders— those that bought Macs for Work...we expect and OS to wor...and well... not be rushed out to fix a beta bug and then add 5 more problems and bugs while crippling productivity tools from third party app developers....then more updates...I have lost trust in Apple. It is getting greedy and lusting after market share without respect to those who endured and made Apple worthy....the ones who brought it from home to the work place...and made it an ICON for creative productivity.

I use to love Apple and pushed it and its inflated price to friend and foe...because it was worth it...now I am embarrassed ...and they call me for help because a simple platform that just worked and gave you productivity from the first hour spent... now is becoming a nightmare not the dream machine it was....unless of course you are a preteen with rich parents...and only want to watch TV and listen to purchased MUSIC from the monopoly...while you check how many friends you have on FACEBOOK.and the Flatulence Index over America...we have an app for that...but it may not work on the update.

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2 stars

"An iPhone GUI on your Mac? Surely you jest?"

October 06, 2012  |  By Terentium

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update

Pros

An interesting indicator of Apple's marketing strategy. Ought be a huge sales success with the millions who thumb and swipe their way around their iPhones' Apps, and wander through traffic on foot or bicycle while wearing ear-buds. May improve the gene-pool.

Cons

A sequel (10.8.2) to Lion's (10.7.5) virtual disaster for OS X's stability and performance.

Summary

@anyfors (Aug. 16, 2012 review, above) says it well. Mountain Lion is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the current generation's obsession with "being connected" with friends and entertainment, anywhere and anytime, on any of their devices. It's the next best thing to group telepathy. The unintended consequences will be interesting.

I tried 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion/Cougar) for several weeks but finally wiped it from my hard drive and did a clean install of 10.7.5 (Lion), which still needs a few hacks to work well on specific MacBook Pro models (e.g. MacBookPro6,2). In other words, Apple still hasn't got all the bugs out of 10.7.5! In comparison - Snow Leopard (10.6.8) was rock-solid, robust and fast! But it apparently cannot be made to work well with Apple's iCloud (iFog?) - so the underlying guts of OS X need to change. Unfortunately, the overlay of the IOS GUI has been undertaken simultaneously, and I suspect this has contributed to the current OS X "mess". It will take a while to disentangle - if ever. I may yet revert to Snow Leopard (10.6.8) on my Macs that can still run it. But beware of the latest generation of MacBook Pros: Apple has instigated changes to the firmware (via downloadable firmware updates on the new machines) that can make it impossible to boot Snow-Leopard on the latest hardware).

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3 stars

"No longer OS X, this is now a hybrid of iOS and OS X"

August 16, 2012  |  By anyfors

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

Pros

Better security.
Better integration for people with a presence on many websites.
Notifications can be very useful if you're looking out for something.

Cons

- The Arrange & Kind changes to Finder are the opposite of helpful. In fact they are a hindrance to getting anything done.
- The OS seems to think that everybody is using a touch device to operate it. People using standard mice will have problems.
- There's some problems with sound not being available for some apps after upgrading.
- For those with a Unix background, access to the system has been cut off to a large extent. Things that could be tweaked on true OS X are no longer available, since much of the new interface is built on iOS.

Summary

For many of us, the switch from PC to Mac became a no-brainer when Apple decided to base it's operating system on a Unix platform. A slick Mac interface on top of the sturdy, bulletproof Unix standard seemed like the best of all possible worlds.
Then came the iPhone, the iPod and the iPad. Their sales have outshone those of the Mac and the iMac for years to the point where now there are more users on the iOS operating system than there are using OS X. You can see where this is heading, can't you? iOS is taking over our beloved Macs, and the sturdy Unix underpinnings we count on are going the way of the dodo, leaving us with a half-assed operating system that is useful only for people who don't do any particularly heavy work with their computers, simply use them for entertainment.
There's nothing wrong with entertainment. It's just that if you want a computer to compute, you don't want it dancing around on ballet slippers to do so. Unfortunately, Mountain Lion is dancing as fast as it can, wearing some kind of freaky-deaky costume, and it can't do much for you if you really want a heavy duty system.
I believe that we have seen the last true OS X operating system with Snow Leopard. Stick with it, if you love your sanity and actually want to get any work done.

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4 stars

"Faster , especially Safari"

July 25, 2012  |  By sokolow

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

Pros

Faster, especially Safari. Finder and mail are snappier, too.

Cons

Notification center is more annoying than useful. Probably will turn it off.

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1 stars

"Don5"

November 24, 2007  |  By Don5

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Upgrading to 10,4.11 from 10.4.10 via Software Update caused my G4 to fail to "Restart" The HD
can not be repaired. All prior upgrades up to and including 10.4.10 went fine on the same HD. The HD is still alive but will not boot.

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1 stars

"Kimpton"

November 24, 2007  |  By Don5

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Upgrading to 10,4.11 from 10.4.10 via Software Update caused my G4 to fail to "Restart" The HD
can not be repaired. All prior upgrades up to and including 10.4.10 went fine on the same HD. The HD is still alive but will not boot.

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5 stars

"OSX 10.4.11 Tiger intel working fine"

November 16, 2007  |  By henstent_dotmac

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Downloaded via software update (not the link here which states 10.5? or 10.4.11 Power PC only) on my intel Core 2 Duo imac 2.16 Ghz 2GB Memory 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM. Everything working ok. Hope this helps.

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What's new in version 10.3.7


If you have a third-party FireWire hard drive connected, turn it off and disconnect it before installing this update. Reconnect it and turn it back on after installation is complete and you've restarted.

Applications
  • Allows TextEdit to open certain RTF documents that previously wouldn't open, resulting in a "TextEdit Open Failed. Couldn't open file" alert.

  • Resolves an issue in which Safari, Mail, and other networking applications that use DNS lookups could experience intermittent connectivity issues with Security Update 2004-09-30 and Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later installed.

  • Addresses an issue with Blizzard World of Warcraft in which the game's frame rate could drop considerably when in "Ghost mode," if the computer uses an nVidia graphics card.

  • Resolves an issue in which enabling Vertex Shaders in World of Warcraft could lead to unexpected graphics issues when using an nVidia graphics card.

  • Addresses an issue with World of Warcraft in which incorrect colors or unexpectedly flashing objects could appear when using an ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card, making gameplay difficult.

  • Improves compatibility for Pacific Tech's Graphing Calculator 3.5—some 3D surfaces might not render in Mac OS X 10.3.6.

Other

  • Addresses an issue in which a brief "flash of lines" may appear on the screen when waking the computer from sleep after the "Flurry" Screen Saver has run, if the computer uses an ATI Radeon 8500, 9000, 9200, 9600, or M9 graphics chip.

  • Improves compatibility for FireWire-based audio interfaces, including the Edirol FA-101 FireWire audio interface.

  • Enables E*TRADE PDF account statements to be viewed in Preview.

  • An Apple Cinema 22" ADC display, when connected to certain PowerBook computers, no longer shows random "stuttering" or other graphics anomalies in the Finder and DVD Player.

  • Addresses an issue in which shadowed text in a PDF file may print differently than it appears on the screen when printing to a raster printer.

  • Filenames longer than 31 characters are no longer shortened when the file is saved on a server via Apple File Sharing.

  • Resolves an issue with Mac OS X 10.3.6 in which some FireWire hard drives would not appear ("mount") on the desktop.

  • Addresses an issue with Mac OS X 10.3.6 in which DVD Player might not open on some Power Mac G4 computers that use an ATI Radeon 9800 AGP video card.

  • Resolves an issue that prevented printing to some Windows-based print servers.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date December 15, 2004
Date Added December 15, 2004
Version 10.3.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3.x
Download Information
File Size 18.74MB
File Name OSXUpd10.8.5Supp.dmg
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Total Downloads 75,202
Downloads Last Week 489
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $129

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