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Livestrong July 27, 2011 11:41 AM

Who upgraded to OSX 10.7
 
Hello forum,

I know there is not alot of people on here that use a mac, but you see a few. Just wondering who has upgraded to lion and if they like it not. I am still using Snow Leopard and not sure if I want to upgrade as of yet.

Cheator July 27, 2011 01:30 PM

I haven't yet. I have the Unibody aluminum Macbook with 4GB of ram, and I'm not sure it will be enough to run decent. Anyone know if its a memory hog? windows 7 runs like a boss on my laptop. way faster than Snow Leopard

lowfat July 27, 2011 01:35 PM

I haven't and will not be. They screwed up Spaces, which I use religiously. Besides the updated version of Mail, there isn't a single thing I consider an upgrade.

SKYMTL July 27, 2011 01:49 PM

4GB is more than enough IMO. I updated my Macbook Pro 13" without any issues at all.

Cheator July 27, 2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 536248)
4GB is more than enough IMO. I updated my Macbook Pro 13" without any issues at all.

Not sluggish at all? what CPU you rockin?

Thanks for the feedback!

Livestrong July 28, 2011 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 536238)
I haven't and will not be. They screwed up Spaces, which I use religiously. Besides the updated version of Mail, there isn't a single thing I consider an upgrade.

Yea, I would have to agree most of the new features they have added do not look like upgrades. You say that you like spaces. I hate them, what do u find so good about them?

lowfat July 28, 2011 04:11 PM

You can setup specific applications to open on specific Spaces. And all I need to do to switch between them is just the application in the dock, and it brings the focus to that Space I haven't used Expose once since I started using Spaces properly. Also eliminates the need for multiple monitors. Spaces sucks unless you can set the application to always use that Space though, which is what Apple butchered in Lion.

Mail has its own Space, VNC has its one Space, iTunes has its own space. The three applications I use that require the most desktop real estate. Then I have Firefox, Adium, and pretty much all other applications set to the first Space.

Livestrong July 28, 2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 536582)
You can setup specific applications to open on specific Spaces. And all I need to do to switch between them is just the application in the dock, and it brings the focus to that Space I haven't used Expose once since I started using Spaces properly. Also eliminates the need for multiple monitors. Spaces sucks unless you can set the application to always use that Space though, which is what Apple butchered in Lion.

Mail has its own Space, VNC has its one Space, iTunes has its own space. The three applications I use that require the most desktop real estate. Then I have Firefox, Adium, and pretty much all other applications set to the first Space.

Ah that is a good idea. Then you wouldn't have firefox over lapping itunes. I am going to give that a try.

RedArmada August 3, 2011 12:31 AM

I'm Running Lion on my 2011 13" MBP. Its the 2.3GHz i5 Model but I dropped in a 500GB seagate Momentus XT and 8GB of Kingston PnP 1866MHz DDR3. Lion runs super smooth and without any lag. I absolutely love it. I honestly didn't think I would use any of the new features until I tried them. All I can say is wow. The combination of the new gestures, full screen apps and mission control makes multitasking a breeze. Even launchpad which I initially thought was stupid and redundant I have found to be extremely useful. With a simple gesture I have access to all of my applications. Furthermore the fact that every time I start my macbook it opens all my previous windows exactly where I left them is really convenient. As far as I am concerned Lion is well worth the $30.

Cheator August 3, 2011 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by RedArmada (Post 537774)
I'm Running Lion on my 2011 13" MBP. Its the 2.3GHz i5 Model but I dropped in a 500GB seagate Momentus XT and 8GB of Kingston PnP 1866MHz DDR3. Lion runs super smooth and without any lag. I absolutely love it. I honestly didn't think I would use any of the new features until I tried them. All I can say is wow. The combination of the new gestures, full screen apps and mission control makes multitasking a breeze. Even launchpad which I initially thought was stupid and redundant I have found to be extremely useful. With a simple gesture I have access to all of my applications. Furthermore the fact that every time I start my macbook it opens all my previous windows exactly where I left them is really convenient. As far as I am concerned Lion is well worth the $30.

Its good to hear that it runs ok on Core i5, im wondering how it fares on older Core 2 Duos. I switched from OSX 10.6 to Windows 7 on my machine and its blazing fast. It will take alot to convince me to go to 10.7 now.


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