Mac OS X Lion - 10.7

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    Jul 07, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    So I just got the new Lion for my MacBook. Some of the changes are pretty major. Mac Mail has a completely different look now. It also has a "launch pad" which shows you all your application icons on one screen. Not sure yet how it differs from the dock, which is still there. Just curious what other people think of it.
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    Jul 07, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Are you a developer? It's not released yet... I have iOS5 on my phone.
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    Jul 07, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    The app store still doesn't have it for release, and Apple is supposed to e-mail me the day it is.

    And I thought iOS5 was announced for September.
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    Jul 07, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThe app store still doesn't have it for release, and Apple is supposed to e-mail me the day it is.

    And I thought iOS5 was announced for September.


    I'm a developer.
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    Jul 07, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    jude114 said
    Art_Deco saidThe app store still doesn't have it for release, and Apple is supposed to e-mail me the day it is.

    And I thought iOS5 was announced for September.


    I'm a developer.


    damn, you got me really pumped to download it. I don't really understand the whole launchpad aspect, but am really looking forward to mission control.
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    Jul 07, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    Jeez, a daredevil indeed to download anything before 10.7.1
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    Jul 07, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Lion is pretty cool, the only thing im not a fan of so far is that they put the Dashboard on its own separate page
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    Jul 07, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    Monstarr saidLion is pretty cool, the only thing im not a fan of so far is that they put the Dashboard on its own separate page



    Yes, but it functions the same. It just slides over very quickly. Don't see a problem with it.
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    Jul 07, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    So I just checked, and 10.7 is all over the torrent sites. The comments seem valid, but I'd be pretty weary of using a hacked operating system. icon_eek.gif

    ...not that I'm not tempted to try.icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 07, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    im probably gonna get it for my macbook pro to but i thought i would wait incase there is bugs or something do u think i should wait?
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    Jul 07, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    jude114 said
    Art_Deco saidThe app store still doesn't have it for release, and Apple is supposed to e-mail me the day it is.

    And I thought iOS5 was announced for September.


    I'm a developer.


    If you're a developer for FCPX then I will kill you. icon_evil.gif

    If not, then...well, carry on. *curtsey*
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    Jul 07, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    lifecast2020 saidSo I just checked, and 10.7 is all over the torrent sites. The comments seem valid, but I'd be pretty weary of using a hacked operating system. icon_eek.gif


    hahahahah that's awesome. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 07, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    For Developers, Is there a compatibility issues with running Parallel 6? I heard there might be.
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    Jul 07, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    I've played around with it a bit, and it was fast / responsive... didn't run into a single issue actually. (running DP4).

    Mind you, I wasn't using it for my main OS.

    If you have a portable Mac, or a Magic Trackpad... You're the most set up for the new OS because of all the gestures built in.

    Quickly Launching the LaunchPad with a 4 finger swipe to jump at any app is pretty nice. (mind you half the time now, I just Command-Space, type a few letters for the name and hit enter)

    and @ ScruffyPup... The dock shows you whatever apps you've put into it, and your open apps. LaunchPad shows you _ALL_ the apps on your computer. (Since no one has all their icons in their dock)

    uombroca saidFor Developers, Is there a compatibility issues with running Parallel 6? I heard there might be.


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    Jul 07, 2011 11:27 AM GMT
    goatee_guy saidIf you have a portable Mac, or a Magic Trackpad... You're the most set up for the new OS because of all the gestures built in.


    "Upgrading" my MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard crippled my trackpad, making it less responsive, so I ended up upgrading back to Leopard. Everything works perfectly right now, and I haven't yet run into problems with the OS being too old to run newer programs, so I'm not inclined to trust Apple with another "upgrade."
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    Jul 07, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    "and @ ScruffyPup... The dock shows you whatever apps you've put into it, and your open apps. LaunchPad shows you _ALL_ the apps on your computer. (Since no one has all their icons in their dock)"


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    Jul 07, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said"and @ ScruffyPup... The dock shows you whatever apps you've put into it, and your open apps. LaunchPad shows you _ALL_ the apps on your computer. (Since no one has all their icons in their dock)"


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    yeah its just kinda worthless. I have an applications folder on my dock, and its not that difficult to navigate...
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    Jul 07, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Now that I've investigated it more, there are actually a lot of big improvements. I love "Versions" which automatically saves your work as you go and I also love "Air Drop" which kind of makes me want to throw my flash drives away.
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    Jul 07, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    I do have a Magic Trackpad, but I basically only used it when my Magic Mouse batteries die, and I don't have any Magic Batteries already recharged and ready to go (OK, I admit there's no such thing as Magic Batteries). I'm not a track pad person. But I'm gonna get Lion on both my Macs, maybe I'll become more interested in the pad.
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
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    goatee_guy saidIf you have a portable Mac, or a Magic Trackpad... You're the most set up for the new OS because of all the gestures built in.


    "Upgrading" my MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard crippled my trackpad, making it less responsive, so I ended up upgrading back to Leopard. Everything works perfectly right now, and I haven't yet run into problems with the OS being too old to run newer programs, so I'm not inclined to trust Apple with another "upgrade."


    Didn't adjusting the tracking speed in the preferences for the trackpad "help" your issue? Snow Leopard 10.6 is sooooo much better than Leopard 10.5.
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidThe app store still doesn't have it for release, and Apple is supposed to e-mail me the day it is.

    And I thought iOS5 was announced for September.


    I'm a developer.


    If you're a developer for FCPX then I will kill you. icon_evil.gif

    If not, then...well, carry on. *curtsey*


    No, I'm an iOS developer, not making software FOR Apple, that's different. And FCPX is a monstrosity, heard that from many people.
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    Ok, FCPX isn't THAT bad!

    I'm messing around with it right now and it's ok. Give it a chance! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 08, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Wait a minute......where's my "quick look" in my Mac Mail???
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    Jul 08, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
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    paradox said
    goatee_guy saidIf you have a portable Mac, or a Magic Trackpad... You're the most set up for the new OS because of all the gestures built in.


    "Upgrading" my MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard crippled my trackpad, making it less responsive, so I ended up upgrading back to Leopard. Everything works perfectly right now, and I haven't yet run into problems with the OS being too old to run newer programs, so I'm not inclined to trust Apple with another "upgrade."


    Didn't adjusting the tracking speed in the preferences for the trackpad "help" your issue? Snow Leopard 10.6 is sooooo much better than Leopard 10.5.


    Didn't help. The touchpad behaved like it had become intermittently unresponsive. Sometimes I'd two-finger tap to bring up a context menu, and I'd have to do it again to get it to respond. And, scrolling wasn't as smooth. The only advice that made sense was to reinstall the OS as a fresh install, as opposed to an upgrade from Leopard, but I have no idea how to do that, so I just reinstalled the OS from the original disks.
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    Jul 08, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidSo I just got the new Lion for my MacBook. Some of the changes are pretty major. Mac Mail has a completely different look now. It also has a "launch pad" which shows you all your application icons on one screen. Not sure yet how it differs from the dock, which is still there. Just curious what other people think of it.


    I play around with all kinds of tech. I quite like Lion. I'm not convinced it's all brand new, but there are vast improvements. The biggest thing is the scroll. I'm still getting used to it. On the other side, iOS5 i love. I love the twitter integration since I'm into social media in a big way.