What OS(s) are you running?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mrsir2009, Sep 10, 2011.

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What OS(s) are you running?

  1. OSX Lion

    59 vote(s)
    77.6%
  2. OSX Snow Leopard

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. An earlier OS

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. Linux/Windows

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. mrsir2009
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    mrsir2009

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  2. appleguy123
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    appleguy123

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    Lion.
    I was going to create a Snow Leopard partition, but 10.7.1 resolved enough of my issues to prevent me from doing that.
     
  3. Lyokokrill
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    Lyokokrill

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    Lion
    It has treated me well and don't plan on going back unless something REALLY screws up. :)
     
  4. WillEH
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    WillEH

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    Lion/Windows 7. Windows 7 mainly for LoL (League of Legends)
     
  5. ZBoater
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    vitzr

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    I bought a new 13" MBA to try Lion since initially I saw nothing that would benefit me.

    My main Macs are all running so fast (all with loads of ram & SSD's) and stable on 10.6.5 I didnt want to use them as testers.

    My favorite 15" mid 2010 MBP runs OS X, Windows 7 & Linux. It's a very nice machine. I'm 100% satisfied and not about to change it.

    Nor would I even think of installing Lion on my 2010 Mac Pro. That ones got two 512GB SSD's running OS X, Windows 7, Linux & Unix. 10.6.5 is serving me very well without the consumer level Mac App Store mucking things up.
     
  7. mrsir2009
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    mrsir2009

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    I forgot to do a checkbox thing so that you could select more than one option. ...And there is no way to edit polls on MacRumors once voting has begun.
     
  8. gr8tfly
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    gr8tfly

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    Lion
    Snow Leopard (ext. HD)
    Mac OS 3.2 vMac
    Mac OS 6.0.8 vMac
    XP Bootcamp and Parallels VM
    Win2k Parallels VM
     
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  10. WSR
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    I'm staying with Snow Leopard until the following are fixed.

    #1 The downgrading of Spaces and Expose. I find Mission Control to be less powerful.
    #2 Lion's Full-Screen mode makes multiple monitors nearly useless. Snow Leopard's Full-Screen mode is better.
    #3 The loss of the "Save As..." option.
    #4 The loss of "Do you want to Save?"

    That is unless I find even more reasons to stay with SL.
     
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    ZBoater

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    Ok, well...

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  12. appleguy123
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  13. ZBoater
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    ZBoater

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    I wouldn't say "need". Question was "which OS(s) are you running?". It's more "because i can". :D

    OS/2 Warp and Windows for Workgroups are next. Just waiting on a usb floppy disk drive...
     
  14. appleguy123
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    Does running all of these make your MacBook Air slower?
     
  15. ZBoater
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    Just having them installed, no. i imagine if i try launching two or three at the same time, my MBA might choke. So far I can run Lion native and any one of those, and both are very responsive and snappy.
     
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    Okay. because my MacBook Air is coming in Monday, and I might want to run Windows 7 on it virtually!
    Cant wait any longer. I ordered over a month ago!
     
  17. ZBoater
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    ZBoater

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    When installing Windows 7, i installed it using Bootcamp first, and then i used Parallels to create a virtual machine out of the bootcamp partition. i did this to have the option of booting natively into Windows for the best possible performance, and i still get to run it as a vm inside of Lion. Best of both worlds. Head on over to the Windows on the Mac forum right here on Macrumors. A lot of very smart people running Windows on their Macs that may be able to help you if you need it. Good luck! :D
     
  18. Michael383
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    I'm running Lion on my Macs and Windows 7 on my other machines.
     
  19. Young Spade
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    10.6.8
    Windows 7 Ultimate Bootcamp
    Ubuntu 11.x Parallels
     
  20. mrsir2009
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    mrsir2009

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    Wow, the take-up of Lion has been huge. Probably because of how easy Lion is to obtain and how cheap it is.
     
  21. OllyW
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    I use computers running 10.7, 10.6, Windows 7 & Windows XP.

    It's also because we have got a large number of Mac enthusiasts posting on these forums. The take-up is not yet quite that high in the real world.
     
  22. mrsir2009
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    True. Almost everyone here is on the ball for every Apple release. :D
     
  23. snorkelman
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    snorkelman

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    Lion, because I've no choice on a 2011 MBA otherwise I'd have Snow Leopard on it in jig time :D

    Win XP via Virtual box (for various PC-only stuff for work, Xara Studio and a decent Gerber viewer)
     
  24. WSR
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    Actually when you take into account that this is a part of the forum devoted to Lion, you would expect a high percentage to be using Lion.

    I would say that the fact that about 20% aren't using Lion but are still interested in Lion to read this part of the forum is a statement about the problems with Lion both the bugs and the philosophical changes.

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    I am definitely glad I bought my 2011 MBP before Lion came out. It's still happily running Snow Leopard.
     

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