Anyone gone back to Snow Leopard until we get a stable Lion release?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tunster, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Tunster, Aug 26, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011

    Tunster macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2009
    I thought being a technologist and proactive adopter of new technology, Lion would be a great addition to my ever expanding Apple hardware. Both my kit are latest generation Thunderbolt gear (both iMac and Macbook Pro).

    I gave Lion a try on my iMac (as i bought it within the free window). At first, the GUI enhancements were a huge plus! Loved the full screen modes, new iCal/iMail etc. However, real life usage was a pain. Plenty of crashes, networking was tetchy (more so on the wi-fi), some of my useful tools crashed too often. I still persisted and bought Lion for my MacBook Pro. Bearing in mind, mine was the i5 with 4GB RAM. I just felt Lion still wasn't optimised enough and just didn't have the swift reaction you had floating around 10.6.8.

    What have I done? Gone back to 10.6.8 on both of my devices. I'm quite happy to wait for 10.7.3 or 10.7.4 as iCloud is not at the top of my importance list (until I start to think that is may enhance my iPhone experience).

    I'm not complaining that Lion is crap. I just don't think I'm ready to embrace it and accept it. Has anyone else done that same?
  2. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Right now my list of problems with Lion is:
    #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?"

    Basically, I think Apple made some philosophical changes that aren't good for me. Thus, I think Snow Leopard is the better OS.

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