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OS X Lion10.7.5

20 September 2012

OS X Lion 10.7.5.

Overview

Apple OS X Lion is built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, engineered to take full advantage of the technologies in every new Mac, and designed to deliver the most intuitive and integrated computer experience possible.

Hardware and software made for each other. Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor architecture in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. Mac notebooks include a Multi-Touch trackpad that lets you pinch, swipe, and tap your way through every app on the system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes.

Easy to use and incredibly powerful. From the desktop, you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. So getting things done is both intuitive and fun. Of course, making amazing things simple takes seriously advanced technologies, and OS X is loaded with them. Not only is it built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards.

Secure by design. OS X doesn't get PC viruses. And with virtually no effort on your part, the operating system protects itself from other malicious applications. Because every Mac ships with a secure configuration, you don't have to worry about changing complex settings in order to stay safe. Even better, OS X won't slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates. And with FileVault 2 in OS X Lion, all the data on your Mac is protected by powerful encryption.

Built for compatibility. The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere--including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Accessible innovation. OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems

Security updates for OS X Lion

Apple OS X 10.7.5 Combo Updater (1.9GB)

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202 Reviews of OS X Lion

Mikael-B
18 April 2013
Version: 10.7.5

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"According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Snow Leopard accounted for 27% of all copies of OS X used to access the Internet in March. The 2009 operating system has resisted retirement, and in fact powered more Macs last month than OS X Lion, its 2011 successor." http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236569/OS_X_Snow_Leopard_stubbornly_rejects_retirement What does this fact say about the quality of Lion? I finally downgraded to Snow Leopard. Had to replace or abandon only 2 of my carefully selected apps that I had upgraded to full Lion compatibility. All serious stability issues disappeared, indicating it was not caused by hardware.
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Mikael-B
18 April 2013
Version: 10.7.5
"According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Snow Leopard accounted for 27% of all copies of OS X used to access the Internet in March. The 2009 operating system has resisted retirement, and in fact powered more Macs last month than OS X Lion, its 2011 successor." http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236569/OS_X_Snow_Leopard_stubbornly_rejects_retirement What does this fact say about the quality of Lion? I finally downgraded to Snow Leopard. Had to replace or abandon only 2 of my carefully selected apps that I had upgraded to full Lion compatibility. All serious stability issues disappeared, indicating it was not caused by hardware.
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R397
08 October 2012
Version: 10.7.5
After this update usb APPLE mighty mouse right click function stops working on my mac pro. I have two usb mighty mouses, both shows the same. Bluetooth magic mouse works normally.
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Mysticalos
04 October 2012
Version: 10.7.5
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599 10.7.5 supplimentary update available fixes time machine issue below as well.
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Maclover1-1
29 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT UPGRADE TO 10.7.5 MAJOR TIME MACHINE/SPOTLIGHT ISSUE !!!! BRAVO APPLE ! CAN I GIVE -5 STARS FOR THIS UPGRADE ????
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Almar
28 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
Troubless! Time Machine which is very slow now, and Spotlight is a neverending indexing... (weeks...)
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Glufs1
27 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
number of folders and remaining space disappeard from open windows...
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Beto-Boton
25 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
This update has ruined Timemachine which is now very slow. Print as PDF now has stopped working. Tested on 3 different models (MacBook late 2008 Alum, MacBooK Pro 2011 15", and MacBook Pro 2011 13" Please save yourself, do not update!
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Vvaves
21 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
10.7.5 Combo updater has messed up up all 3 iMac 3.4GHZ i7 SSD 16GB Ram I upgraded from 10.7.4. -The worse nightmare of all: Spotlight has become DEAD slow to index main boot SSD with only 45gb used 203 free, it shows 3 days with 10.7.4 it was doing it in less than 10 minutes. I killed and relaunched spotlight, cleared old index, set only Boot drive marking all other drive including Timemachine with PRIVACY and tried most of the trick, same issue on the 3 computers I can't fix it. (Reset PRAM,Repair Perm run Diskwarrior, Reapplied 1075 combo) Therefore Timemachine is also now veryslow when Spotlight is trying to index the main drive (even after excluding all drive and timemachine via Privacy) - In the dock all shortcuts for folders and file from my NAS are becoming faceless with a question mark after each restart. Clicking on them re-activate the icon until the next restart. (DiskStation DS212+ Synology connected via AFP), Synology might have to update their software, I guess. - Fast User Switching is activated by default top right of menu bar, it can be cleared via User& Group, clicking on Login Option and deslecting Show fast user switching menu.
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RTouris
20 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
Is it me or 10.7.5 did NOT deliver for us stuck on older hardware...Let me elaborate. First off Finder issues that have been plauging the system since 10.7.0 namely the inabilty to zoom list-view mode windows properly and "automatic" column sizing in double clicking the appropriate boundary between name and size columns for example are just to name few of the ones that stand out. These may be small nuisances at first glance, but things like these made OSX what it is today...elegance and attention to detail. Then there's the HUGE performance drop when it comes to GRAPHICS performance and specifically to openGL. I've tested this on 2 different systems separated by more than 5 years, a MacBookPro2,2 (C2D 2.33 15.4''), as well as an iMac11,1 (i5 4cores 2.66 27'') only to find out that both NovaBench and OpenGL extensions viewer yield substantially lower results in the graphics sector which is also apparent during the tests (i.e. lower fps counters and all)..I've not gone into extensive benchmarking using game's timedemos and all, but still this is indicative of the trend Apple's unfortunately chose to go towards... For the time being i feel let down by this.
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Joshk
20 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
This update broke my ProTools. Worked fine this morning, updated to 10.7.5 takes literally 10 minutes of beach ball hang to launch (when it actually does launch). Garbage. Will be downgrading tonight
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Mysticalos
19 September 2012
Version: 10.7.5
10.8.2 Direct Downloads Combo: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581 Delta: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1580
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Macguruguy
11 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
Applescripts are running SLOWWWW. This needs to be fixed.
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jreffner
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
Just like iPhoto it hangs towards the end of the installation. Only on this MacBook. The iMac and Mac Pro are always fine. If your laptop hangs with iPhoto installs, it will probably hang with the 10.7.4 combo installer too.
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Frodo-life
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
being a Mac user since 1993 and currently looking after 9 intel Mac's and my experience with Lion is as follows: It works reasonably well for hobby user who maybe sync there iPhone do a bit of web browsing and email and only have a dozen of programs installed and open at a time, for example my media center, or my wife's Mini makes very little trouble (though even that freezes occasionally and needs to be force restarted). However for Power user (Quad Intel 32 MB Ram, latest and biggest iMac 16GB ram etc) is is very, very buggy, slow and in my eyes the worst OS apple released in a long time. The spinning beach ball show up far to often and for far to long, machines in- explicitly restart itself, windows in the background are un-responsive until you actually click on the window bar. An yes I have apple support for all machines and used it extensively and there are also no known conflicting software I use. I switched several machines back to SL and they run smooth without any of the issues Lion has.
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Abn0038
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
Should the HDD Macintosh HD be showing up in the sidebar under Favourites. Don't remember it being there before and its not on the list of favourites of Finder Prefs. Hard Disks option under Devices un ticked and still there under favs.
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Macinman
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
For anyone who uses quicktime player 7, did you noticed that after the 10.7.4 update that the loop and loop back and forth options stay greyed out even with content open? I have a qt 7 pro license, so I know it's not because of that..
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Xplicit
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
No problems so far.
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Drsfg
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
The upgrade messed up my mail settings, reactivating mail settings I had put away, but after deactivating them again, things seem to be working okay. I didn't have any problems restarting, but I always repair permissions and check the drives integrity before I install an upgrade to the operating system.
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Eric•Woehler
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
Lion 7.4 re-hides my user Library, and replaces the glorious login screen image of mine (in my humble opinion) with the dirty industrial-grey linen backdrop. Please Apple, if we have the capacity to tweak our Macs, don't dumb them down or revert elegance to industrial linen!
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Dokter-mac
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
I wonder why they have added version 5.1.6 from Safari into the upgrade when they release Safari 5.1.7 at the same time?
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Zephyris
10 May 2012
Version: 10.7.4
My problem is that the wifi bug has not been fixed. Newer Macs had the sleep bug problem but my I own an iMac 6,1 and my wifi constantly drops (I don't have the sleep wifi drop problem). Reverted to Snow Leopard for a week and it worked fine but I had to go back to Lion since time machine doesn't have my SL backup. I am wondering if this will ever be fixed.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
30 April 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Wonderful new innovative features, old bugs still plague the system. Don't expect fixes to Mail.app's tendency to chew your battery and processor, Calendar snafus, Address Book index problems, and incredibly slow wifi, with some general app crashing across the board.
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Anon-Bud
24 April 2012
Version: 10.7.3
First of all, let me give thanks to all of you who "tested" Lion in its previous versions. I and many others rely on your experiences before we are willing to upgrade to a new operating system. I am writing this short review to let folks know that the downloading and installation of Lion does go very smoothly for many people. Installation from Snow Leopard was very straight forward for me. I was up and running in just a few short hours total. And the transition to iCloud went far more smoothly than I could have imagined. Overall, I like Lion, though there are some things to get used to: not utilizing Spaces in quite the same way as in the past; the scolling [which does seem very backwards and non-intuitive to me]; the inability to access the Dock when in full screen mode; "Launchpad" and "Mission Control" are cartoonish titles and should be replaced' actually, Launchpad should be replaced with LaunchBar! I have noticed a bit of slow down and some spinning beach balls, but sense that will get better once the system has fully indexed. BTW- I am using an early 2009 17“ MBPro, 2.66Ghz, with 4G Ram
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Macinman
19 April 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I like some of the new features lion offers, and for the most part I find the os, to be problem free for me, however, there is one nasty bug I have encountered in the last couple months, that I can't seem to resolve. I switched from cable to 4G for internet and now have a MiFi hotspot from verizon, everything is fine when i'm connected to the internet. The problem is, when I turn off the hotspot over night, the system will totally crash at random times while there is no internet connection, the only real way i have solved this is to actually put the macbook to sleep. I tried the airport fix, of downgrading the airport driver to 3.2 from snow leopard, and it still crashes, so i'm getting the impression it's another part of the os, or an application/service running that crashes when there is no internet. I'm not sure if it's a full kernel panic because i let the display sleep but let the mac run, and the display is still off, but the rest of the mac is locked up. I have looked at console after such an event and i don't get much help there as in any really distinct information regarding the crash. My Macbook is a macbook 2,1 core 2 duo 2 GB Ram graphics intel GMA 950 For now I have gone back to snow leopard, the only thing Lion truly offers me over snow leopard at this point is the integration with icloud right in address book for contacts and safari for bookmarks, etc, however these are simply handy tools and not deal breakers. I have as an alternative to icloud imported my contacts from icloud into google and sync snow leopard with that. Any help would be appreciated. As far as i know from all the reports i've seen, Lion is the latest os my hardware can handle, unless apple changes the requirements in mountain lion's final release. If someone can help me resolve this please let me know. Thanks P.S. This mac has Atheros wifi hardware.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
19 April 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Some really great new features but the old nasty bugs remain and in some cases have gotten worse… Love the ability to install the system very quickly from a thumb drive. Unfortunately you get stuck re-installing Lion with some regularity... Apple Mail remains incredibly buggy: consumes CPU causing ½ life of battery, crashes, indexes corrupt, searching returns different results than Spotlight in Finder, very slow performance, beach ball lock ups, refuses to quit, outbound mail stalls for hours, sometimes days, outbound server availability detection fails, Apple Calendar remains buggy: locks up, moving events to a new calendar re-invites everyone and reassigns events you accept as those you sent, stalls. System corruption is occurs with regularity causing users to have to reinstall the OS. I hope Mountain Lion fixes...
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Kenneth-Lister
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Everything's amazing and nobody's happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk Just some perspective, in case you're not happy... Have a great day! :)
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Lexicon5
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Version 10.7.3 (SUPPLEMENTAL Update) Takes 10 seconds and no reboot.
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PorkPieHat
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
It does not appear that Apple has updated the actual 10.7.3 — at least not the Combo Update because I just downloaded it again and the Modification Date is still Feb. 28.
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Macinman
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
This update doesn't even show up on Software update for me. Does this mean I don't need it? Is it only a specific update?
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Andy-Hewitt
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I take it nobody tried the Software Update option then? My update was 37KB. Lots of moaning, as usual, without really thinking about it. Lion on my system, for me, runs perfectly well, and does all I need. For sure there are some things that aren't ideal, maybe annoying, and perhaps I agree that they're not going in the right direction with some things. However, their continuing sales figures seem to disagree with many of the comments here. IMHO, this is the best OS out there, and I have used most of the Windows variants, as well as some of the Linux distributions. If you need PPC compatibility, then you do have options; don't upgrade! Run a separate partition with an older OS on it. Run an older machine with an older OS on it (I actually have an old G4 with OS 9 on it just for a few games I like).
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nobody2011
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Version: 10.7.3 Post Date: March 05, 2012 Download ID: DL1505 License: Update File Size: 24.55 MB System Requirements: OS X Lion 10.7.3 Link http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1505?viewlocale=de
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georgeclift
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I've noticed it seems a bit snappier with the supplemental update?!
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Ulyssesric
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
So it's only the supplemental update, a small pieces of system patches. In that case, why not just list this update as an individual item, like the other system patches Apple had ever released? The title is quite misleading.
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Rob06au
06 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
The size of the download compared to the install size is rather different. Downloaded at 25.7 mb installed size is 97 kb I use time machine backups so why the huge difference in download to installed size.
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Miller47
05 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I have not had any issues with Lion, I also did a clean install which could of very well helped to prevent these issues that others have experienced. Overall I think that Lion has succeed as well as failed in some areas, as does any operating system. The only downside that I can clearly understand for many users would be the loose of support for PPC.
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Beeble42
05 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
So this is the third attempt at the third attempt at getting Lion usable. What happened to Apple? All the QA people up and leave? Does anyone actually use Lion in Cupertino? Comparing Lion/Mountain Lion to Leopard/Snow Leopard does a tremendous disservice to Leopard. It had it's flaws and was a little slow, but it was stable and had it's critical bugs addressed by 10.5.2 within a few months of release. Lion/Mountain Lion is more like 10.0/10.1/10.2. Lots of issues and the majority staying with the previous version waiting for them to be addressed. Mountain Lion looks like it'll still be a downgrade from Snow Leopard in usability but nowhere near as bad as this steaming pile. This is the only version of Mac OS since System 6 that will not be used on any of my regular machines. I keep testing these updates and hoping but always end up disappointed.
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Derekcurrie
05 March 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Regarding Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update: If you already installed the 10.7.3 update version from BEFORE 2012-03-05, you do NOT need to reinstall the entire monstrosity. You only need the Supplemental Updater which is about 26 MB in size. You can read about it and download it here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1505?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US Apple's notes on the 10.7.3 supplement: "This update resolves an issue when restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup. "This update is recommended for users running 10.7.3 with Time Machine backups." MEANWHILE, Finder Bugs: Mac OS X 10.7.3 continues to include at least 10 Finder bugs, including one that causes its own self-corruption. The workaround for Finder self-corruption is to force quit it/restart it. I've sadly found this to be a daily task. I've personally sent Apple bug reports for all the Finder bugs I have found in Finder v10.7.2. However, Apple have not yet addressed any of them in 10.7.3.
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Hibernian56
29 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Nice upgrade, lovely eye candy BUT Internet sharing does not work. I have several macs, and AP extreme and a time capsule, all say they are connected to the internet (green light) but I have no internet connection in browsers. Apple knows about this since last summer, but Apple does not care because Apple are releasing a new iPad. They want to make billions. I care. I have wasted several hours trying to fix their problem. I am beginning to hate Apple, its beginning to feel like I'm using windows.
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ososX
27 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
After a long delay due to the fact that Lion is not supporting PPC applications anymore (which took me sometime to replace), and the fact that 10.6 was a great OS, I finally switched. I'm glad I did! The only drawback is that my old iPhone 3 cannot be synchronized with iCloud. However, the new features, the gestures, the way my PB responses are just great - 5 stars Apple. Oh, and the fact that after restart I go back directly to the state I was before ...
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Bigboysdad
26 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I'll be getting the 2012 MBP when it comes out this year which, if indications are correct, looks like being effectively an MBA pro. That's fine, we all have to move with the times at some stage (even if that means OS X turning slowly into iOS5) and I'm sure Lion will run fine on that type of hardware. But wouldn't it have been better if Lion was available then instead of now? Right now, there continues to be just too many incompatibles for those of us with machines that were bought over 2 years ago which, despite being told otherwise by Apple, are just not satisfactorily compatible with Lion. I'm talking about, for starters, the redundant mouse gestures/ scrolling, slow firewire performance, slow scanning performance, slower wifi performance. I doubt all of this will be an issue with the specced up MBPs this year (at least I hope not), but if your current machine isn't new, stay with the excellent lightweight non resource-hogging Snow Leopard.
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Lolita
18 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
For me, after fixing permissions before and after using the Combo Updater (the newer one), rebuilding/replacing the root directory and fixing all files with DiskWarrior 4.4, and restarting several times, 10.7.3 is a smidge SLOWER than 10.7.2 on both my new BTO 3.4 GHz Quad-Core i7 27" iMac with 16 GB of RAM and Late 2008 2.4 GHz Unibody Intel 13" MacBook with 4 GB of RAM (both using the 64-bit kernel). 10.7.3 fixed nearly none of Lion's inexcusable shortcomings and bugs, like QuickTime X's extraordinary halfassedness, the Finder windows that suddenly can't find any files until after a restart, the retarded CPU-suck of QTKitServer QuickLook Helper as it constantly indexes and reindexes any folder containing video files when its Finder window is opened or negligibly altered, the UI's boneheadedly ubiquitous and amorphous greyness, etc. I see so much potential in Lion, but it's really a neglected piece of sh1t overall. After nearly worshipping Apple products for 17 years, I think OS X has gone straight down the crapper just as Apple's devices-driven star has risen. Those listed above and many other Lion weaknesses (especially when running on an otherwise amazing $3,000 BTO iMac), plus the paucity of resources they seem to be throwing at Mountain Lion and the obvious indication that it too will be worth little more than $39 — all this makes me seriously consider moving to some flavor of Unix for my business machines and eventually dumping Apple altogether.
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Frankeed
14 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
What's with Mail in Lion? It constantly takes 50% of one core, sometimes jumping to 100 or 150% for no apparent reason. While it doesn't affect performance, it does cause my MBP to run about 20 degrees warmer and it kicks the fans on when it jumps to 100 to 150%. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Libertyforall1776
11 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Apple, I want AirPlay Mirroring in Mac OS X, so I can output my full Mac UI to my AppleTV!!!
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Geneonmac
06 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Downloaded and installed the "combo" package without incident. This update resolved an ongoing issue (several months) with having difficulty getting "clean" shutdowns of my 2007 15" MBP. Had tried numerous options of shutting down background programs, deleting Safari cache's and history, removing Safari from the dock and then opening from the Application Folder, and on and on without any consistent solution. The problem appeared to be traceable to something in Safari. NOW all is well. I don't have to do any of the things I tried. Just click on "Shut down" and it SHUTS DOWN. Imagine that. Good work by Apple providing a real update.
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gatovadio
04 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
for anyone having serious problems with the 10.7.3 update read the following post at os x daily: http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/04/mac-os-x-10-7-3-combo-silently-updated
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Macguruguy
04 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
This update has actually slowed my machine down. Using Mac Mini 2011 with 8 GB ram, 256k dedicated video, and dual Core i7. This machine ran great until this update. Now there is a feeling of the system dragging; Safari is slow and not functioning right. Used Combo Updater, and re-installed using Combo updater. I am extremely disappointed with the last few updates from Apple. Damn, I miss Steve. This is CRAP!!!
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Thomas1977
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Strange some people find this update snappier. While any benchmark isn't showing any progress concerning graphics. Anyway, the update wend fine.
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I(pod)mac
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I haven't had any problem with the installation of the combo update.
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Drschoen
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Do NOT install the 10.7.3 update unless you have a Time Machine backup. MANY users are finding their applications no longer launch after installing.
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Diaa
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Can anyone tell me " What is the difference between the Software Update and the Combo Update? " Thanks
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Edgarcabrera
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I did the update via Software update, and worked fine. Still, I downloaded the combo update and installed and it runs better!!!... Snapier and more responsive on my side, I recommend the Combo Update instead using the Software Update
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Dsw1958
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Grrrr... Wi-Fi on wake has gotten worse on my iMac. It never retains the network and I have to select it every time. Not happy.
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Joeschisa
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Was kind of hoping for iBooks 2 for mac, or at least set the underpinnings for it: if they don't do that I will instinctively reassess my opinion of Apple's marketing and education strategy. Hope it's snappier because in Apple's list of changes there doesn't seem much for all the size as I've had few glaring issues except for having to rebuild launchpad's database reading a few times.
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Macguruguy
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Safari has slowed to a crawl.
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pedropanza
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Re: 'crisp responsivness' and 'snappiness' . . . I have found a similar change after applying the 2012-001 Security Update to my OSX10.6.8 system. I suppose they also clean up some other code while fixing a security risk . . . and why not?
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Tom-bovo
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
The combo updater was a bit big, but it installed with no problems and so far the updated system is running smooth with nice crisp responsiveness.
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-M-S-
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
I tried grabbing the Combo DMG 3x and each time checksum fails after the download is done.. anyone else? If I skip verification it mounts fine but installation fails, citing a problem with the installer...
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Uli-Graser
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
less intuitive - more clicks to accomplish old tasks - like print and show preview .. UI design very intrusive and tasteless. some apple apps crash (not third party) - requires much more RAM - shows spinning wheel a lot. major benefit improved security though.
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Ikir
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Even better. 3D is even faster, every release since 10.6.6 makes most gfx chips faster, thanks Apple. Lion is awesome best OS I've ever tried. Solid as rock too, even if Lion shines with some ram and fast hd. Happy updating.
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anonymous-coral-4086
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
No problems so far, but my boot time has increased again. 10.7.1 - 25 secs 10.7.2 - 45 secs 10.7.3 - 1min 10secs Other than that I can't see any difference on my 2011 i5 Mac Mini with AMD GPU. This system feels exactly the same.
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Acuraice
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
same annoying bugs as 10.7.2. same finder corruption in fonts when displayed text is present. same bluetooth mosue connection problems,same vpn disconnection or hang problems. slightly snappier. barely any differences between 10.7.2 and 10.7.3. disappointing. will continue to go downhill now that steve is no longer with us :(
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jessica@jessicawilliams-com
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Works for me. I agree with someone who called it "snappy", as it seems to launch apps faster. As to complaints about the Finder, they are like lice on a pup... everywhere. But the HFS file system seems to make sense to a lot of us. I have Adobe's Creative 5.5 Creative Suite Master Collection. 20-plus Gigs of Adobe. And everything is fine. That's pretty awesome in itself... A note: maybe fix permissions with Disk Utility. There are a few things that needed fixing in authd. Otherwise, high scores for system performance and stability. As someone else said, at least so far!
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papericons
02 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Right now I'm happy with the 10.7.3. Had a bad problem with my mouse connecting at start-up. After installing, I shut my mid 2011 MPB down about 5-6 times and the mouse responded at start-up without having to turn bluetooth off and on. Thanks (at least for today)!
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Pik80
01 February 2012
Version: 10.7.3
Why is Apple still using this old folder hierarchy file navigation system at the heart of their OS that was created in the 1970s? This is an otherwise modern OS so what is up with still relying on folder hierarchies? It is insane that I have to rely on third party software just so that I can decently navigate files. At the last Expo that Steve Jobs did he mentioned how people struggle with the file system so why is it still not replaced? Instead we just keep getting these small refinement updates to the Finder. We don't need more refinements to the Finder we need an all new file system from the ground up! Care to join us in 2012 Apple?
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Monkeyjunkey
11 January 2012
Version: 10.7.2
Silently removing iSync without informing the user before? Apple you fail on many levels with 10.7. I wish they'd stop creating money machines for lazy people like the MAS etc and rather provide a fast and stalbe operating system. Lion is neither.
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Bob Jacobson
02 January 2012
Version: 10.7.2
My rating doesn't begin to measure my disgust with this piece of .... First, I discern no major advantages to working with Lion. The interface changes are trivial and if anything, retrograde. No color? Crazy little changes to selection buttons during search? A poor interaction design decision. Unnecessary gestures. And on and on. Snow Leopard, by comparison, gave us a truly lightweight, small footprint OS that nevertheless delivered unprecedented power, not a reason for developing tortured workarounds. Remember efficiency? But more to the point: having loaded Lion on my MPA the same day it became available, I discovered the next day that it was overdriving my CPU which in turn torched my logic board and then my SSDs. My Apple-certified tech shop warned me that I was not alone: the tech grapevine was hearing lots of complaints about Lion. Two weeks after mailing my Air to Austin, Apple replaced all of my burnt components without a peep. I then spent a day and a half exorcising Lion and reinstalling Snow Leopard. Fortunately, I hadn't rushed to install Lion on my MBP. This omission saved me another day of unnecessary labor. I'm been studying the situation ever since and although I'm not a Lion user, I can see well enough that 10.7.1 and 10.7.2 are losers too. You can't fix a one-legged cat. Better to put it to sleep and find another. People want to believe that Apple can do no wrong, but it was wrong of Apple in the first place to try and foist a dumbed-down iOS wannabe interface on Mac users -- and wrong again to make its greater feature iCloud, without first thoroughly testing iCloud. The numerous snafus that have subsequently occurred are embarrassing and off-putting. A new Apple management is in place and "maximizing shareholder value" seems to be its new mantra, not "Insanely Good" or "Serve the Customer." Here's hoping Lion is a sport, a mutant, a deviant, and that a successful OS 10.8 or 11.0 will soon emerge.
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loaded!
26 December 2011
Version: 10.7.2
so, I just got a hand me down Imac, currently at 10.6.8. Was kind of excited to get a magic track pad since I've been on a mac laptop for the last 10 years and I hate mice. But reading all the horror stories of lion users has got me worried. Is is upgrading to lion worth the use of the magic trackpad? Other than the trackpad, I love snow leopard and no experience with Lion.
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A-w
25 December 2011
Version: 10.7.2
A piece of crap. Lots of unfinished, unnecessary UI changes. Lots of broken functionality that worked in previous versions of MacOS X. Bluetooth is a very prominent example. If you own a Bluetooth headphone/headset (like the jawbone jam box) you'll regret the upgrade to Lion...
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Nardrat
04 December 2011
Version: 10.7.2
There's no need to go over again what is frustrates many people about Lion, all one needs to do is see the previous comments on this thread. And yes, perhaps change to what was a great Snow Leopard operating system is part of that frustration. However, what I don't think has been mentioned widely and what should be cosidered by anyone lucky enough to be on Snow Leopared and considering the upgrade, is the very slow FW800 performance on Lion. An updated bootable backup that would take about a minute to perform under Snow Leopard takes about 15 mins on Lion. 15 times slower performance. That may not be a problem for a lot of people, but for me that's very dissapointing. And it seems I'm one of the lucky ones as apparently many people have been unable to get FW800 to work at all. I remember being quite pleased how FW800 was leaps and bounds above USB in terms of speed, it seems its now the opposite. So if you're still on Snow Leopard, have expended on FW800 devices and currently have speedy backups using FW800, you may want to consider that.
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Djefis
25 November 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Simply perfect . . . .
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Surfspirit
18 November 2011
Version: 10.7.2
The Worst Mac OS X EVER, I am not evening say again and again what old and new Mac Users scream all over the web!!
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J-Khulasphoc
24 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Despite what some people may say, it's fast, reliable and highly customisable. It also brings some very interesting and time saving new features, including some flashy annoying ones - which you can "turn off" -. Overall, it feels as if Lion is a step forward into the future of operating systems; not a giant one, but forward in any case.
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rsgleason
24 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
gawd I'm glad I never upgraded to 10.7 . After reading all the reviews on Lion, I think I'll just stick with my 10.6.8
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Libertyforall1776
22 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Why is there no AirPlay Mirroring in Mac OS X?!
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Nairb
17 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
When do we get 10.7.3 to fix 10.7.2 that fixed 10.7.1 that fixed 10.7 ?
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Kid-Sun
15 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
There are many unhappy people here. Apple may think different. An OS based on a store is not a good solution. You can not use Lion without "app store application". You have no choice any more. My GF would say, turn off the Mac, lets go shopping!
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Joeschisa
14 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
This is off topic, and I apologize, don't mind if it's removed, but is there any hope that a third party will take up the slack and make a build of Rosetta that runs on Lion, not to mention "classic mac OS 9" programs (a few of which I can find no comparable programs for OS X).
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richardbl
14 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
I have many problems on my Unibody MacBook with wifi since upgrading to Lion, less in 10.7.1, but many cut off. After upgrading to 10.7.2, wifi is not detecting anything, i cannot activate wifi. It is dead. I am now back in 10.7.1 where the disconnecting problems are manageable.
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Nairb
14 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Reading the revues for 10.7.2, and still limping along with 10.7.1,I can’t understand how Apple could get it so wrong. To date O.S. X has been such a solid and dependable experience and Microsoft was the one to launch the submarines with the screen doors. While not Planet X hurtling towards the earth in 2012 this X.7.2 is still something to be avoided...... Any rumours about 10.7.3 fix on the horizon?
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Macguruguy
14 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Crashing already after 10.7.2 combo upgrade on brand new Mac Mini core i7 w/8 gb ram. Completely locked up. I believe the culprit is iCloud, and have disconnected. I could understand if this were my old mac and there were problems. But this is a brand spanking new machine. It would be nice if they tested this stuff (would like to say another word) before releasing. "F" grade for Apple on this release.
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Eric•Woehler
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
kills wifi connections - back to 10.7.0 situation where wifi has to be manually reconnected after sleep or on startup. apple mini unable to connect using apple software to an apple airport extreme base station... wifi is not rocket science but Apple's Lion is proving that wrong - how many times to reinstall, create new user etc before I have a functioning system??
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Lev
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Beware: Breaks MailTags, breaks DevonThink Mail import. Again. Someone sought to email Steve Jobs and tell him to-- ah. Sorry. Right.
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Edgarcabrera
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
No problems in the 13" MBA 2011, everything run smoothly and it seems a bit snappier. As for the people who don't like Lion, fair enough. I've been using Apple since Apple II, going through all Apple OS's, this seems like that bitter discussion from OS 9 to OS X, at the end if you fancy to jump on the new OS good, if not, good, too. As for the new hardware that only ships with Lion, you can erase and do a downgrade installing SL. I've got friends that due to the different plungins and programs, they haven't upgrade to Lion and they are happy. As I said, any major change brings some discussion, so far Lion is working for my needs.
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Monkeyjunkey
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Where is iSync? I need to sync my SonyEricsson via BlueTooth. That worked like a charm with 10.6 and now it's gone. Really? WTF!
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Mac5
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Like many other long term Mac users (1984), I have found that Lion OS to my thinking has been dumbed down. Perhaps we Mac user have higher expectations with every new Mac Os that is released. I personally find there are too many silly add ons that I never use, and the OS for Mac's is becoming intertwined with IOS for the like of the iPad & iPhone devices. Its definitely become more about glitz, and less about really improving the basic OS and making it more robust. Perhaps its what most people either expect or want..
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BoogieStik
13 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Lion is Apple's Vista. As Gizmodo put it: "By trying to please everyone, the OS X team has produced an incongruent user interface pastiche that won't satisfy the consumers seeking simplicity nor the professional users in search of OCD control...It feels like a broken bridge between the modal world and the windowed world...it has made a mess of what was previously totally acceptable." http://gizmodo.com/5819418/mac-os-x-lion-this-is-not-the-future-we-were-hoping-for
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deanorlando
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
How long should this update take to install?... it's been an hour already. (I'm new to this, obviously).
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Naoh
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
It seems the Apple Support download page is not working correctly right now, so it won't list any downloads. (I'm guessing the number of people grabbing updates all at once may have something to do with it.) The links to download other Mac OS X 10.7.2 related downloads are as follows: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1461/en_US/MacOSXServerUpdCombo10.7.2.dmg http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1460/en_US//MacOSXServerUpd10.7.2.dmg http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1464/en_US/RecoveryHDUpdate.dmg http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1465/en_US/iPhoneConfigurationUtility.dmg Hope that helps people until the download page can be fixed.
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Masterminter
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
It seems only PPC users hate Lion. :) Intel is the way to go , so is Lion.
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John-of-VA
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
I've installed Mac OS's since System 6 and Lion brought me and my 3.06 GHZ 8GB memory MBookPro to our knees. I tried every possible solution to stop the constant, I mean constant hang-ups, the interminable, hours on end spinning pizza, and the sloooow motion response of my apps when the pizza stopped caused by this beast. I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF REINSTALLING SNOW LEOPARD. I guess the four initial failed attempts to install Lion should have warned me. Anyway, what I saw of Lion wasn't worth spending another two weeks trying to make a poorly implemented product better. Never in my life would I have thought I'd be writing this kind of review of an Apple product. I'm just lucky to have had a PowerPC iMac to use during this Lion torture on my Mac BookPro.
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Dana-Sutton
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
Before updating to 7.2 I'd like a couple of questions answered: a. Can I use iCloud to synch Mail, Address Book between my various devices but optl out of storing my iTunes music on the cloud? b. Can I synch iCloud data with data on some networked devices stil using Mobile Me? .c. My wife has a first generation iPod Touch which can't be upgraded to iOS 5. Where is this going to leave leave her? Can she at least continue to synch via USB?
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Ikir
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.2
I love gestures, so handy. I made some benchmark and Lion get a big boost over SL in 3D and CPU! All new features are welcome, some users just don't want to learn something new. I find very handy autosave too :-) iCloud is a nice addition! Thanks Apple!
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MisterE
12 October 2011
Version: 10.7.1
This is the worst version of Mac OS X to date. First off they removed support for the Apple USB Modem by simply not writing a 64-bit wrapper for the 32-bit driver. I paid $50 for it a couple years ago and now it's worthless. They also removed iSync. This is a blatant move to make it harder to sync any phone with Lion than an Apple phone. The application still works if you move it from Snow Leo to Lion so there is absolutely no other reason for this. Autosave and versions are implemented terribly. There is good versioning software out there and Apple should have copied what works instead of writing this steaming pile and then giving me no controls to disable it. Apple thinks they know what's best for me so I have to do it there way or hit the highway. Apple's answer to the no longer included Samba, the netbiosd daemon, is a complete disaster. Windows file sharing is now completely broken. This daemon runs all the time weather I initiate any kind of SMB service or not and if you have Little Snitch installed and use a public wifi it will drive you insane. Thank god I did a clean install on an external hard drive rather than installing over Snow Leo on my internal. It was easy to revert back to SL. I have sent Apple more feedback over this release of OS X than I have cumulatively previous to trying to use Lion. I don't care about Launchbad and gestures I can take it or leave it but this "update" takes control from the user and I will not tolerate that. This may be my last version of OS X, and my last Mac, after being a dedicated user since the 80s. Windows is just not that bad of an alternative anymore. In summary, Lion is a disaster. Give me back my Mac, if I want an iPhone or iPad I'll go buy one!
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Bob Jacobson
02 October 2011
Version: 10.7.1
Lion didn't do the one thing I was hoping -- provide font independence so that the minuscule characters on my Air would become readable -- and it did a lot of things I could care for less. The interface is silly. I didn't buy expensive, highly capable Macs to turn them into iPads and iPhones. Moreover -- and my experience is not unique -- Lion caused more serious operating problems. In my case, Lion apparently caused my Air's CPU to overdrive, overheat, and fry my logic board and one SSD. My Apple-certified independent repair shop's tech was not surprised. "We've had quite a few situations," he told me, "including one with our office Mini." Apple has never come clean about how Lion got conceived or implemented. Pretty clearly, its main function is to simplify, simplify, simplify the use of Macs so that iPhone and iPad users will cross over. No way, these people are wedded to their "devices." All Apple has done is to alienate its serious users and put us on notice to be wary when the next great Apple "innovation" appears. Think Different, indeed. I scrubbed Lion from my Air, reinstalled Snow Leopard, and am a happy camper. It wasn't easy, but a lot better than struggling to make Lion in someway valuable. I never installed Lion on my Pro, thank goodness. Apple, get a grip!
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Poikkeus
25 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
I installled Lion on an iMac and MBP, without incident. In fact, there are several improvements that have improved my computing. But first, the bad news: 1. I've noticed that my MBP battery will empty after only five hours (or less) - a considerable reduction of capacity. I tend to rely on my MagSafe adapter, but that doesn't negate the battery issue. 2. There's an increased amount of hangs with Lion. And the more you switch between applications, the more chance this will happen. 3. Lion's Launch Pad is, for me, an unnecessary feature, whose only purpose seems to be to incorporate iOS into the upgrade. I've not used it, even once. 4. Lion has forced me to give up beloved applications like MS Works '03, Appleworks, and move from other programs dependent on Rosetta. 5. Lion doesn't offer any support comprehensive support via PDF (or even on Apple website). It's up to the user to scrounge for information, glean through blogs, or purchase some kind of guide book. I'm willing to learn features, but at least you need to know Lion's commands and how they work. And there's good news, too: 1. The increased use of gestures significantly improves the use of Safari. The three finger swipe opens the entire desktop, and the two finger sideways swipe immediately brings the previous screen. A single swipe brings a full palate of widgets. I use this nearly every session. 2. Mail is now a full screen application, which allows you to view emails and attached text in one window. 3. Reading List doesn't have all the features it should, but it's a potentially huge application, allowing you to keep track of websites quickly and intuitively. 4. Occasionally, portable drives and USB devices aren't compatible - and that's when Air Drop is such a surprise. I've used Air Drop to send small files to DVD-sized documents, without a hitch. Of course, larger documents take longer to process, but Air Drop works when nothing else will. I've not had any kernel panics, loss of internet, or system problems.
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Tom-bovo
19 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
Overall, I like Lion. The problem is that I am having kernel panics, so I had to stop using my buetooth mouse and keyboard, but then I had another panic even using the usb mouse and keyboard. And that "feature" that restarts all your open apps (I did check the option to NOT restore windows, but after every panic, the apps all relaunch which I do NOT want). Overall, I am very frustrated with Lion. Its easy to use, but the kernel panics are sloppy and very sub-par. DO NOT UPGRADE UNTIL THIS IS FIXED.
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Evaluator
19 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
First off, very sorry to the Users if I led anyone astray. I thought I had successfully switched back to Snow leopard from Lion. I spoke too soon. Some things no longer work and I have been troubleshooting them for days. If like me, your only system backup is also Lion OS, you CANNOT go back to SL, without losing data -- like your entire mail history. I run a business, so I cannot just start Mail all over. Apparently, Lion modifies some databases making them unusable in Snow Leopard. I am now back on Lion and will continue to fight Apple until they fix the mess that they created with Lion.
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Evaluator
19 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
I tried going back to SL, thought I had it working, and realized some things are NOT working. When I drag over my Mail file from the 10.7 disk, then start to use mail it forces an import which wipes out the transferred mail data. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET 10.6 MAIL WORKING WITH DATA FROM 10.7? The Mail program is the same rev level. Doing an import does not work either. With my mail data I must return to using Lion. HELP!!!
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Nairb
14 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
With Safari hanging and Mail hanging,(also will not send) I feel that this has effectively isolated me from the net and any email communication, lucky to get on this time. If there is a patch in the works I have no idea how many hours it will take just to establish a connection to begin a long slow down load. So many people on the net looking for answers to this very problem as well as other Lion related problems. With windows 8 upon us do we really need to look so weak?
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Eric•Woehler
13 September 2011
Version: 10.7.1
I have this fantasy that I can set up my folders in different views - icon, list etc and arrange them to suit my workflow, and that the settings will stay in place for more than 2 minutes... alas, I installed Lion, and all I have is fantasies of a stable OS that remembers my settings, despite multiple re-installs and MANY hours of searching the web for fixes that don't exist. oh, for a non-IOS flavoured OS!!!!
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