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As promised, there is a new poll out, asking about your plans for upgrading to Lion. There are two questions, so please answer both. Here's the direct link to the poll.

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New poll: Upgrade plans for 10.7.
Authored by: slswift on Jun 16, '11 07:53:28AM

I will probably upgrade to 10.7.1 when the first update is out. But Quicken 2007 is still a sticking point for me. It has it's flaws, but I don't think anything else, including Quicken Essentials, is as good. And I rely on it daily. I have another Mac I could leave on Snow Leopard, but don't know that I want to have to boot it just to do my finances.

All that said, if I do decide to leave Quicken 2007 behind, I think I will finally leave Intuit behind as well. Don't know where I will go next, but Intuit just has not taken care of the Mac market properly in some time.



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Authored by: anakin on Jun 16, '11 08:05:36AM

I was in the same boat. I used to use Quicken on my Palm to track spending too. You might want to try out Mint.com That's what I used to break my Quicken dependancy.

That being said, I'm REALLY looking forward to the new mail view. I use my Mac for work, and some of the back and forth 40+ email threads can be a headache when I'm brought in near the end.



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Authored by: slswift on Jun 16, '11 08:17:00AM

Yes, the Mail interface sounds exciting to me as well. I've been a long time Letterbox user to get a 3 column display. If I understand, Apple is finally including that as an option.



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Authored by: madsteer on Jun 21, '11 05:26:03AM

I had a friend who was using a lot of the advanced features in Quicken 2006 and Quicken quit working for him after one of the recent 10.6 updates. He switched to iBank and really loves it. You get a free 30 day trial for it, I believe. I think it let him import his entire Quicken history/database as well.



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Authored by: jeffbyrnes on Jul 05, '11 04:40:52PM

I'll second that; iBank rocks the house and makes Quicken look like a joke.

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Authored by: MtnBiker on Jun 16, '11 08:11:35AM

Laptop within weeks. iMac will await decision on how to transition from Quicken 2007. I own Parallels, but not a good version of Windows, nor of course Quicken. And Windows isn't cheap. Would of course prefer a Mac solution, but having just read another long thread, no Mac program fits the bill. Have to look at Crossover though.

My wife's laptop and iMac, probably 10.7.1 or weeks after release. My dad's laptop may be too old and from what I understand he would benefit the mostóhe's 92 and although using email and Google for maybe four or five years doesn't get computers.

Amazes me that no one has written a replacement for Quicken. Does everyone have to write the next social media program when many are waiting for the Quicken replacement?

Now to find out where the poll is.

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA



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Authored by: chabig on Jun 16, '11 08:22:03AM

I switched to See Finance and am very happy. Bring on Lion!



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Authored by: OmniDragon on Jun 16, '11 10:05:44AM

"Now to find out where the poll is." Yeah, seriously. I came here, read the post, and I was like: OK? Where's the poll?? LOL Should've added a link in this post to it, fer cryin out loud. :P Or, I could just <a href="http://hints.macworld.com/polls/index.php?pid=20110616051426984">add a link in this comment</a>. Just had to click the polls link at the top of the page, and it was the first one.



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Authored by: lazybaer on Jun 16, '11 09:00:16AM

I'll upgrade, maybe after a year, so I can see what's running and what not. I'm happy with 10.6.



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Authored by: b1bomber on Jun 16, '11 09:03:58AM

I usually upgrade right away and plan to do so with Lion but only if it seems likely that it won't cause a lot of problems; my MacBook is almost 4 years old and unfortunately I'm not in a position to get a new computer yet.



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Authored by: mchamberlain on Jun 16, '11 09:18:59AM

I have 3 Macs at home, and will upgrade the laptop first, which has a SSD, because I want the TRIM support. I will see how that goes, if most things seem smooth, I will upgrade the other 2 Macs (27" iMac and Mac mini) about a week or so later.



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Authored by: OmniDragon on Jun 16, '11 09:56:56AM

I'm actually only updating right away because I had to make plans to take my iMac over to my grandmother's (30 miles from where I live) to download Lion from her internet connection because I don't have broadband access here. I can't be bothered waiting all week for a 4gb file to download from the internet. Would've been nice to have a DVD like I had with Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.

Thanks for making a loyal customer's life more complicated, Apple.

p.s. I am Jack's Internet connection. And I SUCK!



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Authored by: cycomachead on Jun 16, '11 10:29:22AM

I'm the crazy guy who ran Dev Previews on my main Mac. Well, I dual booted at first, but now, it's my main OS. :)



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Authored by: rab777hp on Jun 16, '11 10:38:32AM

Can you add more than just "no cuz it breaks apps?" Some of us have other, more serious reasons why not to upgrade, for example, <i>not adding squat</i>. From what I've seen, all that's new is if you swipe 6 fingers in a zig zag your windows arrange themselves alphabetically.



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Authored by: aalegado on Jun 16, '11 11:19:54AM

I'll be doing a clean install of Snow Leopard on an external Firewire 800 drive in preparation for an upgrade install to Lion next month. I'll actually "move in" to the clean Snow Leopard install and be using it ahead of the upgrade. I have automatic, daily back-ups using SuperDuper! so when I finally do the Lion upgrade I'll have up-to-date back-ups available just in case Lion blows up and I have to start from a clean install of Lion.

My last two OS upgrades (Tiger to Leopard, Leopard to Snow Leopard) were upgrade installs that carried forward a lot of dross (but still worked) so it's high time to break with the past and give Lion a clear Snow Leopard to install over.



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Authored by: manxman on Jun 16, '11 11:54:41AM

I just don't know why people are getting worked up here and all over the net, about whether we can install Lion from a DVD or a disk-image. Why don't we wait and see? We know that Apple keeps stuff close to their chest until the right moment. Do you really think that Apple would be so stupid as to require you to download a 4GB file every time you need to install? I'm not a dev, so have no inside info, just someone who's seen Apple not be too stupid with most things since 1979...

As for the poll, don't you think it's a bit early to take it when there is also much more to be learnt from a release copy, especially by us mere reasonably-expert but non-dev mortals?

Chill.



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Authored by: lnzdingo on Jun 16, '11 12:26:32PM

Considering that when Apple announced Lion, they said it would be exclusively through the App Store, and did not say whether or not you could then burn an install image, I think it is perfectly reasonable for people to be a little distraught over the distribution method.

I am going to require a DVD install image at some point before I upgrade to Lion. Ever try resetting someones password with a previous versions boot DVD? bad things can happen.

Also will need bootable DVD for things like checking a possibly drive, and many other things you can do with the utilities that are available from the installer.

Hopefully we will be able to burn an install image like we can with the developer previews. Requiring a repetitive 4GB download for each and every Mac you authorize in your house (one of the features allowed in Lion) would be absolutely ludicrous.



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Authored by: everkleer80 on Jun 17, '11 09:53:54AM

From what I've heard on the Mac Geek Gab, you will be able to burn an image - I guess that's just speculation though. They also said Lion will create a recovery partition on the HD, which will be the same as booting from the DVD - that one they said is documented by Apple.



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Authored by: Edgecrusherr on Jun 16, '11 02:21:52PM

I'm using the Dev Build right now on my MB Pro 2.53 Mid-09 (via a 16GB SD card). I have mixed feelings about it. There's a lot I like, and a lot I don't like. I think I'll wait until there's hacks and mods availible before installing on my main drives on both my computer. I'll probably buy 2 copies of the official release on day one though.

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Authored by: Maraklov on Jun 16, '11 02:35:17PM

Can't upgrade to Lion. Still rocking a Core Duo black MacBook. Sure, it's old. Maybe it's time to upgrade to a MacBook Airóbut I'll wait and see what they release for the next revision.



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Authored by: doneitner on Jun 16, '11 04:55:46PM

We need an option for: No because there's nothing about it which interests me as a desktop user without a trackpad and I prefer not to use wireless devices so I won't be buying a Magic Trackpad.



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Authored by: dabeenk on Jun 16, '11 06:27:02PM

I'll probably update after reading user reviews for a week or so. This has been my m.o. for years and it's helped me bypass problems each major successive OS update. Immediate updaters are my guinea pigs!



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Authored by: Dana Schwartz on Jun 16, '11 06:32:55PM

I have 15-20 years of financial data in Quicken. I've tried SEEFinance, iBank, and Moneydance, and none live up to my needs and expectations.



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Authored by: flammable on Jun 16, '11 11:36:19PM

My plan: Install 10.6 Server in VMWare, keep it around for the odd Rosetta app. Install 10.7 as the primary OS.

I hope VMWare Fusion works with 10.7 shortly after release.



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Authored by: SwissMac on Jun 18, '11 05:18:46AM

One fairly important and likely to affect sales issue is the answer: "I can't upgrade because my internet connection is too slow for a 4Gb download - I always buy the disks". Not everyone is a city dweller with access to immense download speeds, there re even some places in the UK, France and elsewhere that are restricted to dial up only.

I expect they'll have to go back to Windows.



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Authored by: ezmac on Jun 19, '11 02:44:41PM

I will move 3 servers as soon as server will be released.

for client, move will be more slowly ... some important apps make me remain on snow leopard (they rely on rosetta)
until I'll found a replacement I will keep at last one mac running SL.

I adopted LION since its first preview, I never encountered a problem, despite of that I'm updating my code to use many new api's...



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Authored by: crobbmd on Jun 21, '11 05:39:56AM

Won't upgrade until I figure out how to get along without Quicken 2007.

What is intuit thinking? Their new Mac version really stinks.



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Authored by: sdvorak on Jun 22, '11 05:13:33PM

None of the above? Really I need to see what won't be compatible and where the landmines are before making the decision to upgrade. Looking forward to some of the new functionality, but I can't afford to have any business critical functions disrupted.



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