Do you like Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by supermac96, Aug 1, 2011.


Do you like Lion?

  1. Yes

    75 vote(s)
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
  3. It's OK

    41 vote(s)
  1. supermac96 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow
    Do you like Lion? Participate in the poll only if you have or have used Lion and below say what your favorite and least favorite things are about it.
  2. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
  3. LostParadox macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2011
    My only issues with Lion are that my Mac boots slower with 10.7 installed and my WiFi either drops or doesn't work at all causing me to have to restart my MBP to get it working again. I loved the full screen apps but i can't deal with the WiFi not working being i don't have the ability to sit with a hardline jacked in for my internet. I will install it again once they have fixed the bugs but for now I'm sticking with snow leopard which just downgraded to.
  4. Eradik macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I'm having zero problems and am quite enjoying it!

    Favorite: Mail, absolutely. So far no issues with FileVault 2, so that might be a close second.

    Least Favorite: Launchpad. I never use it.
  5. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    Too many features to decide on which is my fave at the mo but definitely my least favourite has got to be the hit on my battery life.
  6. smj996c macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2011
    So far so good and none of the issues I've read about on here other than it chews a bit more memory than SL but I'm fine with 8gb so...

    (best) the mail app and mission control
    (least) launchpad don't see the point
  7. [DL] macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2010
    Kind of liking it. Bugs are annoying, scrolling seems... choppy... but it's still pretty good. I like Launchpad, but having to use the gesture was annoying so I put it back in my dock.
  8. TaylorY macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    South Dakota, US
    Favorite features:
    -Full screen everything and the ability to scroll between full screen apps
    -Mission control- doesn't feel like that far of a stretch from expose for me
    -Autosave and Versions- I don't know how any student could dislike this. I wish I'd had these features years ago and I can't wait to get to school to use them.

    Least favorite:
    -Launchpad -WTF. maybe I'm just too stupid to find a use for it, but it feels like they went way too far in trying to iPad-ify the OS. I don't feel like it has a place on my computer.
    -The new "natural" scrolling direction. Again, went too far in trying to iPad-ify the OS. Maybe I need to give it another chance, but it was too much of an awkward learning curve and I disabled it after a few hours.

    Potentially unrelated: the App Store takes forever (I would estimate a full minute) to load. I'm assuming it will be fixed, but very bizarre.

    But overall, love love love Lion.
  9. BiggAW macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    I don't regret it since it was only $30. If I had known TRIM was irrelevant at the time, I wouldn't have been excited for it. Launchpad and backwards scrolling are both dumb, and easily disabled, so no harm there.

    The new lock screen is a lot nicer looking, but sort of annoying, as it takes longer to get to it and unlock.

    I like Mission Control, but it's not exactly an earth-shattering improvement over Expose.
  10. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Favorite Feature: Mission Control / Spaces (Much better than in SL, this feature actually became useful. I can't imagine having a single desktop now :))

    Least Favorite: Launchpad (don't even get me started)
  11. BenLeong macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I can't stand the gesture for showing the desktop. For some reason, it's almost impossible for me to do. I keep accidentally doing the one for Mission Control.

    I really miss being able to do an easy 4-finger swipe-up.

    Why can't we customize the gestures more?
  12. nitromaxx macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    Why is everyone talking crap about Launchpad? I like the feature and I use it.
  13. Sam2lucky13, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011

    Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2011
    clean installing lion from a bootable usb drive has made a huge difference....i had all kinds of issues I chalked up to lion bugs after clean installing from a disk.
  14. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Not like: Mission Control - it does not work for my work habits, as I have 12 Spaces, which are viewed easily in three rows and four columns than 12 tiny pictures on the top of the screen. And MC also ****ed Exposé up.
    Like: Applications seem to open faster, but as I have an SSD on my work MBP with 10.6, I don't ****ing care about that.

    I am seriously thinking about what to do when getting a new Mac down the road in one or two years, as 10.6 Macs will be harder to get then, and I can't work with Lion. For the home machine it is okay, but still buggy.

    Anyway, Apple has set its eyes on the consumer, thus abandoning people with more specialised needs I guess. We'll see. If it weren't for Exposé and Spaces and QuickLook and the nice GUI, I would switch to Windows (Linux is out of the question due the applications I use.
  15. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
  16. Simon Templar macrumors member

    Simon Templar

    May 6, 2010
    Infinite Rider on The Big Dogma
    I'd like it more if they'd attend to some of the problems. Problems that should have been weeded out BEFORE it was released, I might add.

  17. brownn macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Lion and network login is a pain in the a**. Sick of having to reboot into recovery mode and repair file permissions to be able to login using my domain credentials.
  18. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Favourite: New gestures and scrolling between spaces and multiple apps :)

    Least Favourite: How Mission Control groups all windows of an application together making them hard to make out :(
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Favourite: Full-screen apps, Mission Control

    Least Favourite: Launchpad. What is point, Launchpad? What is point?
  20. PuckDaddy macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2008
    why is there so much confusion about LAUNCHPAD? I found it much easier to use than scrolling through my applications folder. especially after I GROUPED a few apps into one "cube"
  21. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    It's not all that different as far as I think of differences. So I'm happy with it.

    Most favorite change: probably mail
    Least favorite: Finder's layout
  22. Grumbles Guest

    Aug 2, 2011
    Good: Swiping between desktops rather than a key combo as I used with Spaces on SL, smaller close/maximize buttons, full-screen mode for apps

    Bad: a few bugs with applications (ie. Chrome), now want a Magic Trackpad for my iMac so I can more easily replicate the same gestures that I use on my MBP

    Overall, it hasn't been a game changer in terms of user experience and usability for me but has some nice aesthetic changes and good new features. I'm sure I'll find even more as time goes by.
  23. akhbhaat macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    It's OK, given the price; would have been disappointed in it if it had cost more. I mostly bought it for the new security features and improved terminal. Spaces (now technically a part of Mission Control) is faster and more intuitive. Lack of official third party TRIM support is disappointing.

    The iOS style changes and features are all completely useless (Launchpad? "Natural" scrolling? :rolleyes:) and I've disabled most of them.
  24. Simon Templar macrumors member

    Simon Templar

    May 6, 2010
    Infinite Rider on The Big Dogma
    A variation on my last....I would like Gestures a lot more if I could get them to work properly.

    For some reason there are several which will not function for me. I've got something going on but I can't seem to get it worked out.

  25. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    swipe up with 2 fingers and it will expand the stack. Takes a little practice to get used to it.

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