I mentioned in last week’s team roundup on Mountain Lion plans that I was planning to hold off initially on installing the latest major new version of OS X. It turns out my holdout only lasted three days – as I installed Mountain Lion yesterday evening.
My two reasons for holding off were that I had not yet been able to confirm that two essential apps for me were fully compatible with Mountain Lion (OmniFocus and Parallels Desktop) and I wanted to see what sort of problems were being reported over the first few days.
Over the weekend I did see that both OmniFocus and Parallels Desktop were looking good for Mountain Lion compatibility and really didn’t see much of anything by way of severe issues with the new operating system being reported. So yesterday afternoon I decided it was as good a time as any to install the new OS. I had already done a fair amount of prepping my MacBook Pro for the upgrade, and yesterday I also did a full, bootable system backup with the excellent Super Duper app, as an extra layer of fallback on top of daily Time Machine backups – which I no longer fully trust.
Then I did the Mountain Lion upgrade via the Mac App Store. It’s only been a little shy of 24 hours, but so far so good for me. All my apps are working nicely thus far and the MacBook Pro seems happy.
I Hope all of your Mountain Lion upgrades have gone well. Let us know in the comments how it’s been and what you think of Mountain Lion.