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Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 01:47 PM
Hey all,

Currently running 10.7 with no problems, does anyone want any specific screen shots, or want to know anything specific?

Let me know, I'll see what I can do and post my results here!

:)



belvdr
Feb 25, 2011, 01:49 PM
There's already a ton of discussion here (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=152).

Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 01:51 PM
There's already a ton of discussion here (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=152).

You just linked the forum... there is no thread for specific requests/screenshots.

;)

ufkdo
Feb 25, 2011, 01:52 PM
Thank you for asking.

I'd like to know how much RAM and processor it consumes when it first start up, there are no application running.

Tom8
Feb 25, 2011, 01:54 PM
Are you running it on a C2D MBP?
If so, how does it run compared to SL?

tac22
Feb 25, 2011, 01:58 PM
i'm running it too,

it seams to run fine, with minor bugs of course, no notice of better or worse performance wise. but it is a developer preview, we shouldn't be too concerned about the performance yet.

it takes up quite a bit more ram.

especially safari. there is an additional process in activity monitor called safari web content that takes up almost as much ram as safari itself.

Tom8
Feb 25, 2011, 02:00 PM
Also, could you upload the default background?

nathanl1192
Feb 25, 2011, 02:00 PM
Just ask me any thing you want to know about OS X Lion, Ill try and answer!

tac22
Feb 25, 2011, 02:04 PM
its in a few threads already

but here you go

http://cl.ly/4q6p

Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 02:05 PM
Thank you for asking.

I'd like to know how much RAM and processor it consumes when it first start up, there are no application running.

Processor next to nothing, I end up with about 2.4gb RAM free without anything running fresh from boot. After running a few programs, Firefox, PS etc it bumps it down to about 1.2gb.

Total RAM installed 4GB. (Keep in mind I have a 9400 which is also shared memory).

Are you running it on a C2D MBP?
If so, how does it run compared to SL?

Yep, 2.26ghz w/4GB RAM.

Thus far seems fine, not amazingly quicker, maybe marginally. Initially slow but thats because of the indexing. Im finding the scrolling being inverted the one key thing i need to get used to!

Also, could you upload the default background?

Err where are they stored? :) Im sure some others have uploaded them already btw.

Edit: Someone did it for ya above. ;)

Tom8
Feb 25, 2011, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the background, i really like it.

Are there anything things that obviously need work and refining, or are there no alarmingly buggy features?

Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 02:10 PM
One thing I like is this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=272848&stc=1&d=1298662986

Clicking on the service button brings up a a few options which will display what apple care you have remaining etc.

All the tabs are nice and clear, giving nice visual representations. You can of course view the full spec sheet as normal if you want.

ufkdo
Feb 25, 2011, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the answer. It seems my Air's 2 GB will be enough for a good performance - I was a little bit concerned that new features will be RAM hub, but it seems they don't consume too much resource.

Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the background, i really like it.

Are there anything things that obviously need work and refining, or are there no alarmingly buggy features?

Honestly, I haven't encountered any bugs -im sure there are some though. I don't use Safari but some people have mentioned a few issued with that.

Launchpad works well, but theres a few things that need worked out with that, scrolls well but note quite there compared to iOS.

gpcovenant
Feb 25, 2011, 02:26 PM
So does Cal finally now allow you to add alerts to birthdays that are shown on the birthday calendar that is imported from Address Book?

Messy
Feb 25, 2011, 02:29 PM
So does Cal finally now allow you to add alerts to birthdays that are shown on the birthday calendar that is imported from Address Book?

Apologies -don't have any of that set up on this system.

GreyMatta
Feb 25, 2011, 02:57 PM
Just ask me any thing you want to know about OS X Lion, Ill try and answer!

Does Starcraft 2 run any faster ? :D

nathanl1192
Feb 25, 2011, 02:59 PM
Does Starcraft 2 run any faster ? :D

:P - hardly anything runs faster in dev previews I'm afraid... though I haven't tried!

-Ryan-
Feb 25, 2011, 03:05 PM
What was the install process like? I'm intrigued to know how it installs having been downloaded from the App Store. Is it through being burned to disk, or just mount the DMG and install from within 10.6?

Hellhammer
Feb 25, 2011, 03:06 PM
What was the install process like? I'm intrigued to know how it installs having been downloaded from the App Store. Is it through being burned to disk, or just mount the DMG and install from within 10.6?

I just mounted the DMG and started installing. First I created a partition with Disk Utility of course. I only took like 20 minutes to install which was a surprise.

-Ryan-
Feb 25, 2011, 03:12 PM
I just mounted the DMG and started installing. First I created a partition with Disk Utility of course. I only took like 20 minutes to install which was a surprise.

Thanks - I wasn't too sure how Apple were dealing with the digital delivery. I'd expected it to be a burn to DVD exercise like previous developer builds.

nathanl1192
Feb 25, 2011, 03:12 PM
What was the install process like? I'm intrigued to know how it installs having been downloaded from the App Store. Is it through being burned to disk, or just mount the DMG and install from within 10.6?

I partitioned an external HD, with about 30GB for Lion (as I'm only using it for testing) and then installed it. Simple as always, took 5 mins to prepare, then 18 mins when I first booted it. Really simple. Now I just press option on start to choose from snow leopard or lion.

:D

-Ryan-
Feb 25, 2011, 03:17 PM
I partitioned an external HD, with about 30GB for Lion (as I'm only using it for testing) and then installed it. Simple as always, took 5 mins to prepare, then 18 mins when I first booted it. Really simple. Now I just press option on start to choose from snow leopard or lion.

:D

I take it at this stage it is not possible to install as the primary operating system?

nathanl1192
Feb 25, 2011, 03:19 PM
I take it at this stage it is not possible to install as the primary operating system?

It is possible, I just did not want to risk file loss, which is quite possible in these first builds!

Hellhammer
Feb 25, 2011, 03:20 PM
I take it at this stage it is not possible to install as the primary operating system?

I can't see why not. It offered my Macintosh HD as the target of the install and that would have overwritten my Snow Leopard installation. It is not recommended to run it as primary OS though.

daleycss
Feb 25, 2011, 03:20 PM
people have been talking about these new loading progress bars, what are they talking about?? could you post a picture?? Thanks.

nathanl1192
Feb 25, 2011, 03:28 PM
people have been talking about these new loading progress bars, what are they talking about?? could you post a picture?? Thanks.

There is a picture a little way Down this page: http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=789056

antmarobel
Feb 25, 2011, 03:31 PM
Do you know, by any chance, if My Living Desktop runs without bug?...:D

wressus
Feb 25, 2011, 05:36 PM
As im sharing internet from my desktop mac, I feel very uneasy with the WEP only encryption. Can you check if there is any WPA alternative?