Ars Technica's next massive OS X Review is up (19 pager this time)

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    This is the line that hit me.
     
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    That's what I've been doing for the last half hour or so. Very informative.

    He nicely warns of the super-geek technical details that go above my head.
     
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    The PDF is a 106 pages :eek:

    I'm going to start reading this slowly, its like a novel for goodness sakes.
     
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    Yeah. The whole quote (which are the last lines of the review) pretty much sums it up, IMO.

     
  6. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It's a welcome approach to refine an OS based on the reduction of what either: doesn't apply anymore, or to consolidate functions. In regards to Lion there are areas where both of these approaches are noticed, some for better and some for worse.

    But after a good 3 weeks using Lion what I notice most is that after getting used to the small UI tweaks (scrollbars, stoplight buttons) I don't notice much of a change from SL. Some small animations from time to time remind me I'm in 10.7 (right-arrowing to open a folder in List view), and Spaces not being the same. But all-in-all I enjoy Lion other than Mission Control, that one is simply glaring to me and I would simply like to have OS wide Expose back (at least).

    Any features I don't like I either never use (Launchpad), or have turned off (opposite scrolling). I knew it would take some time to adjust to Lion, but in the end I think I've arrived.
     
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    I glanced over it. His reviews are always so impressive. It will take a couple hours to digest it.
     
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    Get back to me when you can kill Mission Control. Otherwise the animations are just meaningless fluff to me.

    Thankfully, I did not have to spend $29 to learn I would not like it. I am still steaming over Spotlight and Finder from the Tiger era.
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You read the whole review and found nothing in Lion worth $29? :eek:
     
  10. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Killing it is as easy as not using it. But yeah, we'll see how this one evolves. The animations are not necessarily fluff as they do tend to give purpose of the source of one thing to the next (i.e. window opens directly out of the file). They are fast enough that they don't slow anything down, though Ars sort of begs to differ.

    Not sure I remember the Spotlight/Finder/Tiger problem. I was happily in Quicksilver land back then.
     
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    I have better things to spend $29 on. I want my $9.60 back from my iTunes purchases from last year back as well.


    Finder still does not have the option to make a single window size for all windows. Spotlight has been much less productive since Tiger. After I lost my Spotlight comments, it was yet another nail in the coffin for OS X. The platform is just coasting along on its own momentum for me right now. There is nothing enticing or exciting.
     
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    I kind of agree. If you're already a user, it's hard to find things interesting and say totally worth 30 dollars. Now it's more like I only bought because it is only 30 dollars. If it were $129, I definitely would not even consider it.
     

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