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A few final notes about Lion hints Site News
Lion will be coming out soon, perhaps as early as this week. We've created a new category for 10.7 hints, so go ahead and use that for submissions.

The good Macworld folks are also working up a few Lion specific add-ons for the site; more about that as it progresses. Whether those will be finished by launch time I'm not certain, but should be ready shortly thereafter.

There won't be a July hints contest as we get ready for Lion; this will give me a chance to get caught up on previous months (yes, I know I'm behind) and I suspect there will be too many good Lion hints to adequately judge them all. I'm trying to clear out as many of the non-10.7 hints from the queue before then, so don't be surprised to see some short, simpler ones.

Finally, just to let you know, I will be in the same situation as most of you; purchasing, downloading, and installing 10.7 from the Mac App Store on release day. It may take me a day or two to test incoming hints, as I become acclimated to the new system myself. So don't panic if your hint submission doesn't come out right away. :)

Thanks, all.

Craig A.
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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: waveghel on Jul 11, '11 08:30:10AM

And the first tip I would like to read about is... how do we turn all the eye-candy stuff (zooming windows, zooming alerts) OFF in Lion!



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: leamanc on Jul 11, '11 08:54:56AM
I would suspect (hope) there is a defaults command in the queue for turning off that that stuff. Please publish it first if there is, Craig!

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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: waveghel on Jul 11, '11 01:30:58PM

It used to be the value
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime
But this does not effect window/alert zooming in Lion :-(



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Running 10.6 and 10.7 at same time?
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jul 11, '11 09:23:32AM

There have been suggestions that it may be possible to run 10.6 and 10.7 or at least boot back and forth. Will be looking forward to hints about this issue since I want to continue to use Quicken which won't run on Lion.

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA



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Running 10.6 and 10.7 at same time?
Authored by: ~Coxy on Jul 11, '11 05:51:36PM

You definitely can run both - just install to a different hard drive or at least partition. You could even install one of them to a USB drive if you don't mind the lack of speed due to it.



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Running 10.6 and 10.7 at same time?
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jul 11, '11 06:13:03PM

Thanks. And I think partitioning is straightforward, no erasing of disks. I may be willing to do this to use Quicken, but it would be a pain.

But will some kind of virtualization allow fast switching? That would be much preferable. Most preferable is that Apple/Quicken come up with an update—there was a rumor of this possibility.

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: BiL Castine on Jul 11, '11 09:59:31AM

one would hope our moderator has a test machine available for work (or an external drive with a clone of this Snow Leopard OS) while he gets used to the Lion OS. I know we're all on the bleeding edge here, but as professionals we shouldn't let that impede our ability to get work done. I, for one, am looking forward to virtualizing the Lion OS as a test machine that can easily be reverted to a known state when it all goes haywire.



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: crarko on Jul 12, '11 04:58:57AM

I've prepared an external Firewire drive (cloned from my main SL system) that I'm going to install Lion on when it's released. Otherwise, I have exactly the same access to the software that any other user does.



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: nathanator11 on Jul 12, '11 11:00:29AM

Booting from a FireWire disk will be pretty dang slow. I'd highly recommend partitioning your internal hard drive. This has worked great for me.

Just a thought :). Can't wait to see Lion hints on the site.



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: crarko on Jul 12, '11 11:54:24AM

Ha! My old MacBook has the 120 GB internal drive and it's pretty close to full. Since that's where I do most of my Hints-related work from I have to use the external.

My hope is that some virtualization solution for Snow Leopard will become possible. That would be enough motivation to force me to clear off the space to dual boot. :)



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: eleiser on Jul 12, '11 04:19:07AM

How long will it take to download on a Mac Mini.
Thank you



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jul 12, '11 07:36:06AM

The type of computer doesn't matter, it is your internet connection speed that matters. I've heard reports ranging from half an hour to 7-10 hours (not including users on dial-up.) I believe the download is 4-4.5 GB, so if you are on high-end DSL speeds then my guess is around 2-3 hrs (in my experience.) If you're on cable then it would be a lot faster than that.



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: frd750@yahoo.com on Jul 12, '11 10:39:42AM

Between all the eye candy and the loss of some old games, I'm not sure I'll install Lion at all. I looked at some of the simulated desk tops at Apple and they remind of a child's toy computer. If that stuff can be turned off I will probably go for lion and the use of a separate drive for the games and other PPC Apps



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A few final notes about Lion hints
Authored by: gnryrob on Jul 17, '11 05:07:54PM

Scanning my Applications, I see Hewlett Packard has tons of PowerPC programs and other stuff identified as apps. I hope that Lion will upgrade all that is required to continue using my printers.



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links to topics for versions of Mac OS X and for servers
Authored by: grahamperrin on Jul 17, '11 09:30:21PM