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02-25-2011, 07:08 PM #41
02-25-2011, 08:03 PM #42
I love full screen Apps and having a few open and being able to swipe between then with 4 finger left/right swipes.
I would like to be able to swipe left/right to change between tabs in Safari, don't see myself using the gesture to go back or forward a page.
I find the 3/4 finger up/down and pinch gestures to be a little buggy right now
You can see in the system pref for trackpad that the examples haven't been updated yet
I don't like the monochrome of the side bar, a la iTunes 10, but at least the x - + buttons are still horizontal and nicely smaller
Whereas Snow Leopard was all about the fine tuning and under the hood features like 64bit, GCD, OpenCL, Lion seems to be Interface and UI
02-25-2011, 08:44 PM #43
I can say there is no real iPad or iPhone feel. Now, got to go to load Photoshop and other software like parallels to see if they work... As always with a beta I am sure there will be bugs. but from what little I have seen.. Im buying this baby! Lion = two steps forward.
02-25-2011, 10:16 PM #44
I think Apple is trying to take the runaway success they had with the iPad and transfer it over to Mac. They think that so many people loved the iPad, that they should make our OS X systems more like it to attract the iPad users. Too bad the majority or people bought the iPad because it's great at what it does, that is being a TABLET. Just like people by Macs because they are good at what they do, being COMPUTERS.
I don't want a dumbed down version of iOS on my MacBook. I'm all for unity and streamlined features, but there is a line between tablets and hand-sized devices like iPhone and iPod, and the OS X machines that so many of us on this forum have come to love. I don't like them blurring that line.
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02-26-2011, 01:29 AM #48
Full screen apps... Quicktime has been able to go full screen for ages. All of your applications still work in windowed mode exactly how they did before. Only difference is that if you want you now have the option of taking "maximize" to the next level and full screening it. Nothing was lost, more screen space was gained.
iOS scrolling... It made perfect sense on the iPhone and iPad and lots of people are used to it. For people converting from Windows it gives them something familiar(oh, it works like my iPhone!). For OS X users it gives them a new way to work with scrolling. And for everybody, there is a spot in system preferences that lets you choose to use one, the other, or both. Nothing was lost, more options were gained.
Mac App Store... while released before Lion, still falls under the same tent. You can still install 3rd party apps. Your old apps still work the same. The only difference is there is now a better way to find apps if you so choose. You never have to open the app store if you don't want to. Nothing was lost, lots of stuff was gained.
In the end, nothing is really being lost at all. If you wanted to you could ignore all of these iOS like features and use the computer in the exact same way you always have. Apple is just giving their customers more options based on what they have found people like about iOS. I really don't understand all the hate surrounding these changes. It's not turning the mac in to an iOS device. It's adding all the things we love about iOS in to OS X as options so that we can truly customize our computing experience. If you want your iOS to stay on a tablet and not ever leave, then cool. You can not use any of those features in OS X and use your computer like you always have. If you think that you really love how you get immersed in the iPad apps and wish you could have that on a computer, then you can use fullscreen apps. It's all about choice and while I know a lot of people are used to Apple limiting choice, what do you expect them to do when you turn on them as soon as they give it to you? It seems like people are just seeing the buzzwords "computer" "osx" "mac" "iOS" and ranting without even thinking it through in the slightest.
02-26-2011, 06:00 AM #49
Yeah I don't get the posts about it being dumbed down.
There is a difference between simplified and dumbed down. It's adding (optional) features of iOS to Mac OS X and making your day to day computer use more fluid an intuitive.
Apple have created millions of new customers with their hugely successful iOS Devices and making their laptops and desktops look and feel more familiar from the start will help Apple gain more market share.
Almost all of these iOS style UI changes can be turned off, and you can have Lion feel more like SnowLeopard if you want.
The power of the underlying OS has not been "dumbed down" if anything it's more powerful.
02-26-2011, 06:08 AM #50
^ totally agree
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02-26-2011, 09:42 AM #51
how can i download it???please neone put the link for it....thanks...
02-26-2011, 10:15 AM #52
02-26-2011, 10:54 AM #53
I am installing it right now
02-26-2011, 11:46 AM #54
02-26-2011, 12:06 PM #55
I think the reason why they are making this new os similar to iOS is to make the transition for pc users easier.
02-26-2011, 12:42 PM #56
02-26-2011, 01:23 PM #57
should i use this preview to replace SL or should i not?Im eman297
02-26-2011, 03:55 PM #58
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If you don't mind a few bugs here and there. I would recommend that you back up everything before you install too. I installed over my main system and am loving it
02-26-2011, 05:47 PM #59
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I was dreading all of the gesture and launchpad crap but on a 13" space is often a nightmare and the new features make life so much easier.
I love having safari in full screen and accessible with just a swipe. Yeah expose and spaces allowed you to do this in a similar fashion but Lion just makes everything better.
It's a little buggy. I've had a few issues with Admin privileges (only on one 3rd party app) and Safari is really buggy, sometimes scrolling fails and there are graphical glitches.
Other than that it's fully functional. I've been using it all day and I've been through all of my apps and never encountered anything problematic.
That said I've got my entire SL system backed up in Time Machine just incase, but I can't see myself downgrading.
02-26-2011, 05:55 PM #60