Who's sticking with Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by mrsir2009, Apr 9, 2011.

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What'll you be doing when Lion comes out?

  1. Stick with Snow Leopard

    18 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Upgrade to Lion!

    93 vote(s)
    60.8%
  3. Wait until Lion bugs etc are fixed then buy it.

    30 vote(s)
    19.6%
  4. Dunno, I'm on the fence...

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
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    mrsir2009

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    #1
    When Lion comes out will you be sticking with SL, upgrading to Lion or waiting and seeing what other features Lion has and for Apple to fix any glitches/compatibility issues?
     
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    #2
    Let's make this easy, no need for a poll.

    Those who rely on their machine for work:
    Will test on a separate machine and wait until things are clear. They may stick with Snow Leopard for quite a while.

    Those who care about having the latest and greatest:
    Will upgrade immediately.
     
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    …or already have.
     
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    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    How can anyone answer this now? We have a few people on this forum that have tested Lion, and say they don't like it. Others say they do. From what I've heard, Lion and iOS 5 are supposed to take the idevice/Mac experience to the next level. Add to that, the inevitable cloud. An OS with cloud based storage and sharing, sounds great to me.
     
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    maflynn

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    I think you'll see the majority of respondents post that they want lion - its the latest thing from apple and most people here are apple fans so it stands to reason they'll want to upgrade.
     
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    I will upgrade on my MacBook Air immediately, but i will wait a bit before upgrading on my iMac (until i know about possible bugs) since it is my Heavy-Duty- and Office-Mac.
     
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    maflynn

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    I'll stick with Snow Leopard. I see little incentive for me to upgrade to 10.7. There's really no feature that has tempted me.
     
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    Although I'm an Apple fan and want to have the latest OS on my MBP, I have to agree with you there. I might if I could slip it in without having to re-install all my stuff, but thats impossible. I can't be bothered putting all my software back on my MBP just for a minor upgrade...
     
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    where's the option for "time your next mac purchase so you get snow leopard for now, but qualify for an up-to-date copy of lion to have when bugs are ironed out/applications require it"? :p

    i got burned by adopting snow leopard at launch, and i'm exceedingly leery of jumping onto a new os too soon. snow leopard still has some persistent issues fo me, so i'd probably try them both, see which is least painful and go with that..
     
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    I'm a bit hazy on something. Will I be able to *upgrade* from Snow Leopard to Lion, or will I have to do a complete reinstall? If the latter, that's going to really piss me off as I've just had to reinstall Snow Leopard. =/ And using a Time Machine backup isn't always an option when you want to rid yourself of a bunch of needless preferences and old program traces.
     
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    #11
    I'll see what Lion is like once Lion is actually released.
     
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    So it seems... for some, they want the latest OS but don't really mind the features. They are as much excited for the new 10.6.x release as for 10.7, am I right?

    Well, I'll give everyone who likes it a nice, warm Meh. (Like a hug, but then just... Meh)
     
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    You'll be able to upgrade.
     
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    It's too early to tell!
     
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    No reason not to upgrade if you're the usual casual user.
     
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    Now way I'm staying with Snow Leopard.

    Lion is the way to go for me!
     
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    Exactly. It's basically going to be one of the most major upgrades to OS X. There isn't anything minor about it.
     
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    I will wait a few months after it is out ... Snow Leopard does everything I need right now so for me there is no rush for Lion
     
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    this question is faulty, it assumes we have one Mac each ;-)
     
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    A minor GUI overhaul and a few new features isn't exactly a major OS upgrade IMO.

    Tiger and Leopard - They were MAJOR upgrades. Tiger made OSX usable for tons and tons of people (myself included) and Leopard overhauled almost the entire OS. Lion doesn't do anything near that!
     
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    #21
    I'm taking a wait and see approach.

    Thus far there's nothing in Lion of interest to me.

    Lately the latest is not always the greatest if it comes from Apple.

    Sad but true.
     
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    #22
    Just a simple question -

    Was Windows 7 a major upgrade over Vista?

    OR

    XP for that matter?
     
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    maflynn

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    The perception is a major upgrade but in reality, it was a minor (maybe medium). By that time, MS had righted the Vista ship, but it was too little too late, in the eyes of the consumer. Vista was a dog in the eyes of the public (and enterprises) and they chose to wait until win7

    I've used both vista and win7 and its definitely different, the look, feel even to a degree the performance.

    Between OSX 10.5 and 10.6 you really can't say that, visually speaking you really couldn't tell which OS you were using. There was no consumer facing major feature that you could point to in SL.
     
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    Fair argument for Windows 7. One could absolutely tell if he was using Windows 7 by looking at the taskbar, which had a different colour in Vista. :rolleyes:

    But yes, the look and feel was different. Windows 7 is a great release and I really like it for the most part except that it doesn't have any features over Vista or XP for that matter.

    One could easily tell if he was using SL or Leopard; SL feels way more polished, stable and smooth. The UI may not be different at all but Leopard was way different in normal operation.

    I have leopard on one of my partitions and it was never that stable and smooth.

    As for Lion, I still need an argument from either you or the user quoted in my previous comment.
     
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    Well, you could upgrade from Vista to WIN7, from XP it had to be a clean install. Take what you will from that.
     

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