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Authored by: gidds on Jul 24, '12 12:22:18PM

In my case, reasons not to upgrade from Snow Leopard include:

  • I still rely on Rosetta for loads of apps and programs. (Some would cost megapounds to upgrade, and some aren't supported.)
  • I'd hate AutoSave.
  • I hate full-screen.
  • I use Exposť and Spaces all the time.
  • I rely on visible scrollbars to contextualise window content.

Reasons to upgrade:

  • ...er...

Also, I disagree with how the platform is slowly but surely being turned into a walled garden. As a power user and occasional developer, I fear that my long-term future is more likely to be with Linux than Mac OS X. :-(

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Andy/


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Authored by: leamanc on Jul 24, '12 02:07:21PM

Rosetta is a good reason to stay on Snow Leopard, if you need it and can't afford to upgrade, or don't have any alternatives. As for the rest:

Auto-save can be disabled, with Save As... returned. The hint is here on this site.
You don't have to use full screen. Ever.
With Mission Control, you can use Expose and Spaces at the same time. Seriously, it's just both of those features combined into one.
Visible, "always on" scrollbars can be turned on in System Prefs->General.
I assume you mean Gatekeeper when talking about the walled garden. It's not there at all in Lion (just like Snow Leopard), and can be turned off completely in Mountain Lion.

Now are you sure you need those old PPC apps? :-)



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