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The new iOS Lion

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ferr5175, Jul 20, 2011.

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    Is it really worth getting? Will I notice big improvements if I buy it?
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    Like most upgrades I think it boils down to personal opinion. Read about all of the 250+ features and decide for yourself. Without research you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
    After your research I'm sure you'll make the right choice.
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    In my opinion there are enough new features to make the switch worthwhile. Just the gestures alone are probably worth it. I've only been playing for an hour and I love it so far.

    YMMV
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    Be careful that you are not using any applications made for the Power PC. They will not work in Lion. Applications such as Office, Dreamweaver, some versions of Final cut will not work in Lion. You can check an application by starting it and then start the activity monitor. Find the app name and look across to see if it says intel or power PC. If it says power PC it will not work. There is no support foe Rosetta in Lion. So check out the applications you need before you upgrade. You will find the activity monitor in you utilities folder.

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    Just to point out that Lion is not iOS, and is not for ipads or other idevices. Its the new Mac OS.

    I'm sure the OP realises this but he did call it iOS and he has posted on a ipad forum.
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    I am moving thread thread to off topic ok
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    I am happy with the new Lion and for the price much better.

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    I hate having such a slow DSL connection at times like this. I estimate 8 hours to download.
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    It would be worth it..!!

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    Although my download time was 5 hours. Well worth it though. First installed it on a separate partition from Snow Leopard. Installed really quickly. So impressed I installed it the next day as an upgrade over Snow Leopard. All went well with only one app not compatible, SugarSync which was moved to a folder imcompatible apps.
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    im new to mbp as well as ipad2 so im nervous about installing Lion on my mbp such as the length of time and do you have to stand over it all the time,can you do other things while its downloading and what if something goes wrong midway.
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    Time of download about 1 and half hour and I love it. Well worth the money and time. Total app is about 3.5 GB. Simple process as you choose the Lion App from your I Mac App and go..
    I highly recommend it.
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    Have you got a good speed then?mine is about 4.5-5
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    mine took like 2.5 hrs and that was the release day, now I can't wait en la "nubecita"/iCloud and iOS5.

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    Quite a few articles on the Macworld site regarding lion installation if you have any worries.

    Under £20 for an os upgrade is remarkable and after 18 months of the iPad, buying and installing programs from the app store seems so normal and easy.

    Personally I never bothered about checking my installed programs. Just saw it was released and installed it straight away. Very pleased with the upgrade as I'm a fan of full screen working and the three finger flip makes moving around very slick.

    Launchpad I'm a bit ambivalent with, but I've copied the iPad and dragged most of my programs into folders only leaving the regularly used ones on top, so it's reduced to the one screen. Widgets have been condemned to oblivion.....

    One useful tip is the All Files heading in finder. Set your preference to two or three days and you can always find what you've been working on recently.

    It's a very nice upgrade in my book and iCloud turning up soon will be a great bonus.
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    im planning on installing lion later today,bit nervous mind,iv just run a speed check and im getting 5.2mbps,does anyone know how long roughly it will take with that speed? ..........not sure now if i should install,went into apps and looked at lion and started reading peoples reports,doesnt make good reading,lots of problems,i dont think i have any of the apps ect that wont work in lion but some are saying that their previously problem free machines are now slow and laggy,lots of little niggles too,really not sure now what to do.
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