another lions rant wrote:Also,
I upgraded to 10.7 from 10.6, then went back to 10.6 after getting fed up with all the "yeesh!" moments and head scratchers. I'm looking into 10.8 and starting to appreciate the changes that have been made, but it seems very one-step-forward,-two-steps-back.
In the meanwhile, I'm quite happy with 10.6... except for the haphazard roll-your-own icloud support that kinda-sorta works. I actually use most of the features in icloud. With 10.6.8 and icloud, mail tends to be a belligerent 3 year old child, ical is a train wreck, etc. The cancelled 10.6.9 that would have added real icloud support to snow leopard would be a great blessing for me. I've bought and downloaded 10.8.2 and it is just sitting there, ready and waiting to feed my poor little macbook (2010 air) to the lions... I will probably try it, just not when I'm in the middle of a project. Maybe next week.
The above article may make you think about staying on 10.6, if you read the next pages.
Another article that makes me think "maybe this Brave New World won't be so bad, and if it is, it'll only be $20 and I still have the snow leopard backups. But I think I might like it after all".
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/02/20/ ... ification/
When I was using lion I never really understood the way file saving works, OTOH I never really had a problem with it, and it always did more-or-less what I wanted. I think I'm still young and flexible enough to be able to eventually figure it out. It's kinda like driving an automatic car for the first time-bizarre and scary, but you still get where you need to go.
guardian452 wrote:http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/02/20/ ... ification/
I think I'm still young and flexible enough to be able to eventually figure it out. It's kinda like driving an automatic car for the first time-bizarre and scary, but you still get where you need to go.
guardian452 wrote:I dunno.. my first was an old astro van with broken torque converter, load of cement, and crap brakes. it was kinda scary.
hamei wrote:...Change as a result of real improvements is one thing but change just to be cool is quite another.
probably most consumer products manufacturer's biggest investment; hardly cheap. Especially since nobody cares about manufacturing and that's a race to the bottom. Have you seen the film "Objectified" ? And I really like the style of the "chrome" of leopard much more than lion. Cleaner and simpler.Style is cheap (to the company)
guardian452 wrote:Monday I tried 10.8. This evening I went back to 10.6 with a wipe and reinstall and time machine restore. I can't say it's bad for every use, every machine, and every hardware, but I personally want my $20 back. It's that bad. Nothing works, it crashes, my battery is dead after 1 day of staying in standby.
I've kinda wanted one of those powermac G5s, now that they are so cheap and I know that I'm not missing anything with the new OSX I might just dump my PC for one...
probably most consumer products manufacturer's biggest investment; hardly cheap.Style is cheap (to the company)
hamei wrote:Just spent a couple weeks wandering around with a Macbook and an iPad. I was soooo happy to get back to the antique SGI box back home. Indigo Magic r00lz.
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