Maccast 2012.08.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 405. It’s Mountain Lion Palooza time! Next Apple Event September 12th. Mountain Lion breaks download records. Upgrading to Mountain Lion. What’s new in Mountain Lion.

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  1. Douglas | Aug 06 2012 - 05:36

    I listened to your recent program on mountain lion update. I have a MacBook that came with Snow Leopard. Is it now time to move up to Mtn lion? I did not move to Lion when it came out. I did however move from 2g of ram to 8g. Noticed faster speeds. Is the update going to be basically the same or completely different since I still run snow leopard?
    Thank you,
    I enjoy the show!

  2. Jonathan | Aug 14 2012 - 11:28


    You asked for details of any problems installing Mountain Lion. I run a early 2011 Macbook pro and a 2010 Mac Mini. Both were previously running Lion – the Macbook upgraded flawlessly whereas I had significant problems with the Mac Mini in that it would download the software (or get part way from my USB stick) and then crash. I tried all sorts of things such as booting into safe mode, verifying disks etc but to no avail. After a bit of looking around the internet, the solution was to remove 4Mb of RAM from the Mac Mini (leaving 4Mb behind). it then installed easily. Thankfully RAM is very easy to change in a Mac Mini but I do wonder how this would have worked in a different machine. I’ve now put the memory back in the computer and its fine. I have no idea why this worked but others have found the same or similar problem.

    All the best and thanks for an excellent Podcast.