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kristoffer4
May 6, 2011, 06:12 AM
So what under the hood refinements can we expect in Lion?
Quicker boot?
More responsive?
New APIs?



maflynn
May 6, 2011, 07:00 AM
So what under the hood refinements can we expect in Lion?
Quicker boot?
More responsive?
New APIs?

Good question, given that Snow Leopard was mostly under the hood changes. I'd go out on a limb and say any under the hood changes to Lion will be minimal. I'm sure some new APIs are there, but I'm not so sure about quicker book, or responsive.

mrapplegate
May 6, 2011, 08:14 AM
So what under the hood refinements can we expect in Lion?
Quicker boot?
More responsive?
New APIs?

Yes to all.

Synaesthesia242
May 6, 2011, 07:47 PM
It boots extremely quickly with an SSD. :cool:

celticpride678
May 6, 2011, 11:51 PM
I think the back-end changes are no-brainers. As far as API's go, yes - I expect there to be a lot with full screen apps and Mission Control. I also expect Apple to provide developers with new API's for things like LaunchPad and tighter system integration.

kristoffer4
Jul 3, 2011, 04:43 PM
Any updates on when we are on the verge of a release?

markrox7
Jul 3, 2011, 05:05 PM
It boots extremely quickly with an SSD. :cool:

how about with a HDD?

funkahdafi
Jul 3, 2011, 05:33 PM
how about with a HDD?

slower than SSD.

hyperpiper45
Jul 3, 2011, 05:37 PM
Any updates on when we are on the verge of a release?

14th July is the rumoured date.

Yumunum
Jul 3, 2011, 05:38 PM
slower than SSD.

lol. Nice

63dot
Jul 3, 2011, 05:42 PM
So what under the hood refinements can we expect in Lion?
Quicker boot?
More responsive?
New APIs?

Those are probably what the Mac only users want.

From the side of a PC network administrator or computer security techie, I would hope Lion could talk well on a PC network, or at least as well as OS X Tiger did a few years ago. Apple has paid so much attention to iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and iPad in recent years, that "networking" a Mac to a PC network has fallen off Apple's to do list.

I don't see Apple ever entering the larger LAN and WAN operating systems market anytime soon, so it's important for those in business that if there is a Mac workstation, that Lion could work as seamlessly as Windows 7 workstations on a Windows server network.

This may seem a small point for many who are home users, but Apple has really put all their energy into their great devices and have paid a lot less attention to OS X. After Lion, which I hope is the last "cat" in Apple's line, it may perhaps be a good time to move on to an OS 11 with a completely redesigned interface.

CyBeRino
Jul 3, 2011, 06:33 PM
Good question, given that Snow Leopard was mostly under the hood changes. I'd go out on a limb and say any under the hood changes to Lion will be minimal. I'm sure some new APIs are there, but I'm not so sure about quicker book, or responsive.

On the contrary. Lion adds a shitbunch of new APIs, as has every release before it. It's just that Snow Leopard focussed more on that than user-visible changes.