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Authored by: avikaylat on Oct 21, '10 07:48:52AM

I hope the Mac osx lion will be a free update for those who have snow leopard since it is not a major graphical change there are just a few enhancements,
i also hope it will be compatible with all the macs that snow leopard will be and i hope it wont take up a lot of room on the installation



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Authored by: SeanAhern on Oct 21, '10 08:28:38AM

Can we have a link to the poll in the hint posting?



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Authored by: emale on Oct 21, '10 09:05:12AM

Poll should be on the right side of the forum.
But seems to be read-only or something like that...?



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Authored by: Quatch on Oct 21, '10 05:15:19PM

Felt very underwhelmed by the announcements, definitely not a major version upgrade worth.



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Authored by: satcomer on Oct 21, '10 07:52:02PM

I think the Mac App store is a single to that in the future we might have to jailbreak our Macs to install System Utilities.



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Authored by: taschutt on Oct 22, '10 06:42:24AM

Guys (and gals).... seriously?!? You're making judgments about the value of this OS upgrade a solid 10 months before it's released?

Apple was amazingly descent about the Snow Leopard upgrade being the price point it was, despite the fact that there were major changes (there's more to an OS than the UI y'know...)



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Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 22, '10 07:17:26AM

I don't think there's enough in the teaser to judge how valuable it'll be, but what they have shown looks good to me.

The app store is an obvious step, but I don't see OSX ever becoming closed to buying software other ways as on the iOS devices. If they did that they'd be cutting off their nose to spite their face, especially in the commercial sector, I think, though I can't see much of a problem from my point of view if they did.

Plus, the app store isn't a Lion feature as such - it's coming soon separately.

Full screen apps looks good, especially for those of us who use smaller screens. Not compelling on it's own, but good.

Mission Control again is an obvious development, though I still don't know why they wont let us close windows and/or apps from there (black cross in the top left of the preview like managing widgets).

Launchpad is the most exciting one for me. There are ONLY two things I miss from Windows, and one of those is the start menu. Not the actual menu, but a way to organise my apps into logical categories without having to move the actual apps around in the Finder, so this looks great.

Mark



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Authored by: beepotato on Oct 23, '10 12:17:07AM

"Not the actual menu, but a way to organise my apps into logical categories without having to move the actual apps around in the Finder†Ľ

And you donít like using aliases to do that?



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Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 25, '10 03:23:12PM

No, because you have to create them manually. The good thing about the windows start menu is that the aliases are created automatically, and then you just drag them to organise them without affecting the actual apps.

I don't like the actual start menu, just the fact that a system exists beyond a linear, non organised dock and then a folder with all apps in it, and launch pad with folders gives us that.



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Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 22, '10 11:38:22AM

Well, obviously there are going to be way more updated things than what was shown. I'm trying to remember the details, but I remember one of the older Mac OS X early announcements didn't include the most important new feature in the OS (I want to say it was Time Machine, but I am probably wrong; anyone else remember what it was?).

By the way, anyone else notice how the new Exposť is pulling the stupid Windows Exposť clone thing where the windows overlap each other, so you can't see the entire window for each window? I sure hope they wise up on that one. Also, I hope this new Mission Control doesn't make Spaces one-dimensional only, like it appeared to be in the demo.



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Poll about the Lion preview announcements
Authored by: simsamsep on Oct 23, '10 02:34:45AM

There is no link to the poll in the message itself and the poll is out of view when viewing the page normally. I already read Thursday's hints, so initially I did not scroll downward far enough to see the poll at the bottom of the right hand column.

Edited on Oct 23, '10 02:35:33AM by simsamsep



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Authored by: crarko on Oct 23, '10 03:58:15AM

I've added the link. Thanks.



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Authored by: peterpk on Oct 25, '10 01:14:48PM

Does anyone else see Mission Control and Launchpad leading the way for a full-size touchscreen Mac? I'd love to see the 27" screen on my iMac as a touchscreen. Heck, my 3-year-old already tries to use it that way! :)



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Authored by: Udo on Oct 26, '10 10:33:25AM

My greatest need for improvement is not yet on the list.

I move around in the Finder very fast, and frequently the Finder is not sufficiently responsive.

1. Frequently when I click in the title bar or a window and move the mouse--the Window does NOT move! The time form mouse-down to being able to move a window is much too slow for me. Frequently, I get into trouble, because rather than moving the Window, which I clicked, I move the item (or activate the item if it does not have a move option), which was the mouse location before I clicked. I have a MacPro with 8 cores. I would like to see one core solely dedicated to the Finder!

2. Occasionally, in column view, the content of the view updates too slow. Hey, how about putting some smarts into the Finder to remember, say, the last 20 folders a user had viewed (of course that feature exist already), but now use that info to preload the display data for these folders into RAM at boot time. This should allow instant display of the last ten folders I had used.

It is all about user experience, as Steve Jobs very well appreciates. Steve if you read this, maybe this is the time for one of those hands-on moments you are famous for.

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Have a nice day
Udo


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