LION

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    Jul 20, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    Just installed it, not a major difference from Snow Leopard but some added features make it worth it like launch pad and mission control. Also the new navigations gestures work pretty smooth. You might want to update iTunes after the installation to enjoy of a couple of new features such as full screen mode.

    You have to get it directly from the appstore, its 3.5GB and it takes from 30-45 mins to install.

    It took me forever to find the page where I could get a free upgrade since I just recently bought my iMac. Anyway Ill post it here for whoever needs it. Those who purchased a mac after june 6th can upgrade for free here(only works in the US)

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/

    for canadians you have to use this other link

    http://www.apple.com/ca/macosx/uptodate/

    Magic Mouse tips

    - Two finger double tap on the front of the mouse will expose mission control
    - Two fingers swipe right to get out of full screen mode(nice!)
    - Two fingers swipe right on main screen to access launch pad

    Happy Lion day icon_rolleyes.gif

    PS: I still havent figured out how to exit full screen mode when using chrome icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    great, keep us posted
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    Jul 20, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    lol so far not too impressed, considering im not used to scrolling upside down, imma have to change that...maybe not it kinda makes more sense
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    Jul 20, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I've liked it so far!
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    Jul 20, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    I like the changing of the desktops. Much easier now.
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    Jul 20, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    I'm still downloading.. slow connection, but am looking forward to having the swipeable iOS style app icons, improved finder and finally 64 bit itunes. Mixed feelings about the scrolling. I'll give it a try before I jump to preferences and kill it.
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    Jul 20, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    It's excellent. The new version of Mail is faster and easier to use. Safari 5.1 pops open as does any window. I've tried Adobe Suite 5.1 and all seems fine. Parallels 6.0 works great and the annoying reminder of why I am Mac person, Windows taking over the screen with "Installing Update 2 of 15" was a great to see.

    Once you start using it be aware that the first time you open Mail it will have to reconfigure and translate your old mailbox contents. This takes quite a bit of time. In fact, you might think that the installer has crashed...just be patient.

    Overall, I like it a lot so far.
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    Jul 20, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    looks fantastic so far, one small irritant is that to scroll up or down on web pages or documents the movement is now down for up and vice versa, opposite of the snow leopard gestures. Mail is now in a smoother format.
    Happy with it so far.
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    Jul 20, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    ddp079 saidlooks fantastic so far, one small irritant is that to scroll up or down on web pages or documents the movement is now down for up and vice versa, opposite of the snow leopard gestures. Mail is now in a smoother format.
    Happy with it so far.


    I switched this right away in preferences.

    I was looking forward to AirDrop, but it appears not all Mac's are supported.

    I did have to power cycle all my networking equipment, router, etc.. Safari was being stubborn and not connecting, a search showed that others were having this same issue.

    The new "swipe" window navigation takes a little bit to get used to.

    There are instructions on MacRumors forums on how to make a bootable restore DVD from the Lion download, just be sure to do this BEFORE you install Lion because the dmg file goes away after you run the install.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1189888

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    Jul 20, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    A Lion thread already exists.
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    Jul 20, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    Thanks for the link! That's very useful!

    DuggerPDX said
    ddp079 saidlooks fantastic so far, one small irritant is that to scroll up or down on web pages or documents the movement is now down for up and vice versa, opposite of the snow leopard gestures. Mail is now in a smoother format.
    Happy with it so far.


    I switched this right away in preferences.

    I was looking forward to AirDrop, but it appears not all Mac's are supported.

    I did have to power cycle all my networking equipment, router, etc.. Safari was being stubborn and not connecting, a search showed that others were having this same issue.

    The new "swipe" window navigation takes a little bit to get used to.

    There are instructions on MacRumors forums on how to make a bootable restore DVD from the Lion download, just be sure to do this BEFORE you install Lion because the dmg file goes away after you run the install.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1189888

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    Jul 20, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I was all set to buy it when I remembered I might just buy a new Mac Mini so I'm waiting. Charlitos and others, let us know what you think of it!
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    Jul 20, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    Before I upgrade, what programs DON'T work with Lion? Does anyone know?
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    someguy saidI was all set to buy it when I remembered I might just buy a new Mac Mini so I'm waiting. Charlitos and others, let us know what you think of it!


    Don't you hate it they took out the disc driver slot icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    Yeah it's pretty lame but I honestly don't use it often. If I need to rip any files I've always got my PS3.
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    Jul 20, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    they want to get rid of the mouse, they changed the scrolling because thats basically how you scroll on iphone/ipad....think of it as if you had a piece of paper in front of you and you move it up and down with your finger, thats why it makes more sense.
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    Jul 21, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    charlitos saidlol so far not too impressed, considering im not used to scrolling upside down, imma have to change that...maybe not it kinda makes more sense

    Easily corrected. Go to System Preferences and deselect Scroll directions: Natural for both the Mouse and Trackpad.
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    Jul 21, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    ddp079 saidlooks fantastic so far, one small irritant is that to scroll up or down on web pages or documents the movement is now down for up and vice versa, opposite of the snow leopard gestures. Mail is now in a smoother format.
    Happy with it so far.

    See my comment above about changing System Preferences. I had the same problem at first.
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    Jul 21, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I'll be waiting for 10.7.1.
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    Jul 21, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    charlitos saidlol so far not too impressed, considering im not used to scrolling upside down, imma have to change that...maybe not it kinda makes more sense

    Easily corrected. Go to System Preferences and deselect Scroll directions: Natural for both the Mouse and Trackpad.


    I wanted to change it but its better to get used to it, like I explained before it makes more sense to scroll that way....if you give a kid a mouse for the first time time thats the way hed try to scroll first.
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    so far i'm a fan!
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    Jul 21, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    Art_Deco said
    charlitos saidlol so far not too impressed, considering im not used to scrolling upside down, imma have to change that...maybe not it kinda makes more sense

    Easily corrected. Go to System Preferences and deselect Scroll directions: Natural for both the Mouse and Trackpad.

    I wanted to change it but its better to get used to it, like I explained before it makes more sense to scroll that way....if you give a kid a mouse for the first time time thats the way hed try to scroll first.

    I guess this dog may be too old to teach a new trick, so I deselected it. Otherwise I like Lion so far, and my subjective sense is that's it's running faster than 10.6.8 that it replaced. I also use a solid state drive for the OS and apps, the conventional HD for file storage only.

    Once again, I'm so impressed how easy & flawless Apple makes upgrades, my desktop, preferences and basic functions unchanged from what I had before. And now I can explore at my own pace the new features of 10.7 Lion, and decide what I want to change from my previous setup. I like the new calendar, not so sure about the Address Book and Mail, will take a while using them.
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    Jul 21, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    someguy saidYeah it's pretty lame but I honestly don't use it often. If I need to rip any files I've always got my PS3.


    I'm a little miffed about dropping the optical media as well. It did gain an SD card slot on the back. Mine doesn't have that, and now has a discreet graphics card, which is probably right where the drive was. It's also a hundred bucks cheaper on the base model, and the external "superdrive" is $79 so it's still a better deal I guess. I know it dates me... but I'm still attached to my physical media and don't see dumping my dvd or cd buying habits any time soon. Buy it, rip it, shelve it. See you all in 20 years after the first EMF pulse. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 21, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
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    Jul 21, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    charlitos saidPS: I still havent figured out how to exit full screen mode when using chrome icon_sad.gif

    (sigh) Only a Mac user...

    F11 or Shift+⌘+F

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