Whenever there is a new OS release, there are the inevitable software bugs that follow. And, with more than 3 million downloads in the first weekend alone, at least one of those users is sure to find something wrong with the latest cat from Cupertino. Let’s take a look at the top seven Mountain Lion bugs that are really bugging out.
Follow the gallery below to see the current list of Mountain Lion bugs that we are seeing in our install of Mountain Lion.
When Mac OS X Lion was released last year, many experienced Wi-Fi issues on their Macs. It looks as though Apple hasn’t quite squashed the bug as many users have been reporting slow Wi-Fi speeds that can be as slow as dial-up speeds. Yikes.
Mac portable users rely on the strong battery Apple packs into the MacBook. However, don’t expect to get a day or even half a day use out of your MacBook. Many users are reporting that the battery performance average on Macs running Mountain Lion has dropped by more than 50% after the upgrade.
Software incompatibility is the biggest issue for many users, and Mountain Lion once again nixes support for some apps. If you are running older apps, you might want to check with the RoaringApps website to see if your software will work with Mountain Lion upon upgrading.
“Where’s the mouse pointer?” is not something you want to hear after an upgrade, but some users have reported the mouse pointer will disappear from the screen, only to reappear after pressing Command + Tab on the keyboard. This weird happening has plagued other versions of OS X in the past, but has cropped back up for some after upgrading to Mountain Lion.
Some users have reported a Notification Center phenomenon when creating a new event in iCal. When creating a new event in the next day cell, before you can finish typing the event title, a notification appears for that new event. (Special thanks to @codeguy on Twitter for providing the screenshot and bug description)
In an attempt to protect your Mac from incompatible software and files, Mountain Lion will check files during the upgrade to ensure that they will be compatible. If they aren’t, then the files will be moved to a folder in the Finder called “Incompatible Software.” Here, you can find potentially missing files and apps. Read more about the Apple incompatibility check in this knowledgebase article.
While not exactly a bug, Apple did not include Web Sharing in the latest version of OS X. You can still enable the built-in Apache Web Server by downloading a replacement system preference pane, but we feel that this setting should have stayed in Mountain Lion, especially with many web developers relying on this feature for testing purposes.