How is it running for you?

RichardBeer

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I suppose the big question for all you early adopters is: How is it running for you? I installed Lion an hour or so ago and so far there's no problems. Everything is seeming to run fine and stable and I'm not seeing any bugs as such.

My only gripe is that OpenGL is STILL not fully 3.1, and at this point it really is a joke. It should have come in Snow Leopard. As someone who frequently runs 3D apps on OS X, it is really knocking my confidence.

Other than that, everything seems fine and the new features are pretty handy I find.
 

rychencop

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I like it...the only gripe I have was the time to install. When it started it said 33 minutes remaining, but it took well over an hour. As of now I'm still looking at all the new features. The only one I have disabled so far is the new scroll direction.
 
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RichardBeer

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The default inverted scrolling setting irked me also. Until I found out how to set it back to normal. I'm liking the fullscreen feature quite a bit too.
 
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Stonefly

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It went perfect for me. I had read awhile ago that it's a good idea to repair permissions and disk errors before any major update or upgrade. I used applejack instead of my snow leopard disk and ran it on auto. When that was all done I restarted and ran the Lion upgrade. 34 minutes later it was done. System is faster than it was when opening apps, safari is very quick. Very pleased with the outcome, now got to go check out some more of the new features. :D
 
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Dimwhit

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I'm really enjoying it. Definitely some user interface things that will take getting used to, but I like it.

I'm also liking LaunchPad.
 
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Raptura

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I was thinking against purchasing and installing on my 3 year old MacBook Pro which is sort of a lemon. It's needed many repairs in the past and it's been very slow the last 6 months.

I went against better judgement and through absolute impulse bought and installed Lion and I'm glad I did. It seems to be running much more smoothly and efficiently than before. :D
 
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antifeik

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May 24, 2011
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I like it...the only gripe I have was the time to install. When it started it said 33 minutes remaining, but it took well over an hour. As of now I'm still looking at all the new features. The only one I have disabled so far is the new scroll direction.
same here! :D
 
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CapnJackGig

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Jul 17, 2011
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Google Chrome is essentially dead. No gesture support, can't exit fullscreen mode without it dying. Hangs up constantly. But worst of all for me on my 2010 13 inch Air the fan is coming on a ton, whereas on Snow Leopard it was rarely on. Hating the change to Spaces. Absolutely hate that.
 
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Arthagnan

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Jan 13, 2009
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My MacBook Unibody (7.1) is happy today. I first installed 8 GB RAM, up from 2 GB... Then downloaded Lion. Runs great. Did the upgrade, no problems so far.
 
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Elven

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May 13, 2008
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I keep having the software updater crash when I try to run it in Lion, but that is my only issue atm, and could their end with server load.
 
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Tom8

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Running silky smooth. I too changed the scrolling, inverted was just strange to me, even though I have an iPhone.

Launchpad is a real winner for me. I was initially skeptic about it, but it's allowed be to clear up Dock space and still be able to access lesser used Apps quickly. Since I've put them on the top row of the Launchpad.

I did like the old Spaces interface, but I'll get used to Mission Control.

Full Screen apps are good so far, they haven't changed the way I use my Mac or anything.

Not used Resume, Auto Save or Versions yet, but I have iWork updated so I'll be trying that out tomorrow for some work.

I ran the straight upgrade and there's no looking back now!


2010 MBP
2.4GHz C2D
4GB RAM
 
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applefan289

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Aug 20, 2010
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It's running great (very fast) on my 27" iMac.

My specs are:

Intel Core 2 Duo (3.06Ghz)
4GB GDDR3 RAM

Safari is really fast. Overall it feels like a nice upgrade.
 
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RockstarSR

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Mar 19, 2011
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Mission control doesn't show the minimized apps :( :( :eek:

Parallels desktop 6 doesn't seems to be working :(
 
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davedude

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Jul 20, 2011
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Installed from scratch.

Boots in less than 7 seconds on my old SSD. Awesome.

Loving Launchpad, too! Mission Control, not so much...
 
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UsedToBeLily

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Mar 13, 2011
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Everything great here.....except for Safari - pages wont load. It's as if no internet, except all other browsers work fine, mail is great. Must be me...*shakes head*
 
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dereklai.

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it's more or less fine, but some apps stutter upon entering full screen mode. anyone else find this?

also, most annoyingly, quicktime player fullscreens in my macbook pro, not the external monitor, no matter what i do.

VLC also stutters a little upon entering full screen.
 
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applefan289

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Also, does anybody know if you can have the old scroll bar back?

What if you don't want to use multitouch and just want to press the "down" or "up" arrow?
 
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Catastrophe.

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Sep 6, 2010
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It's working fine for me :) I changed the scrolling back to normal, it was too strange. I just noticed the new spell check in Safari :p I like it. I also like the new downloads list.

I'm having a problem with Launchpad though. I made a new folder for social networking, started moving other apps/folders about and now I can't move or open the social networking folder O___o I don't know why.
 
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davedude

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Also, does anybody know if you can have the old scroll bar back?

What if you don't want to use multitouch and just want to press the "down" or "up" arrow?
Just tap above or below the scroll bar to move in that direction. Or drag it. Or use the up and down arrows on your keyboard.
 
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dank414

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Jul 20, 2011
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Safari blow colon chunks at this point.. pages will not load. I hope they'll fix this soon.
 
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drewc1138

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Jun 30, 2007
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Everyone should REALLY give the new scrolling technique a try for a week. Once it clicks, you realize that we've been doing it wrong for years.
 
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pvinis

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May 26, 2011
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on my 2011 imac 27, it runs ok, except for one thing.. the tabs on the finder preferences lag when I switch between them.. Is that normal?
 
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basher

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May 27, 2011
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All is going fine here. Only had trouble with terminal in full-screen mode. I had a devil of a time trying to get it out of full-screen.

Turns out I just had to press Option-Command-F which is different from Safari which is Control-Command-F

Works like a charm!
 
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Catastrophe.

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Everyone should REALLY give the new scrolling technique a try for a week. Once it clicks, you realize that we've been doing it wrong for years.
I was thinking of giving it a go. Thing is I also use a Windows Vista laptop, it would fry my brain switching back and forth all the time.
 
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Ladybug

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Everyone should REALLY give the new scrolling technique a try for a week. Once it clicks, you realize that we've been doing it wrong for years.
Agreed... I just installed Lion for the first time and was slightly confused in Safari on how to do a page back and page forward using my trackpad and gestures. After looking at the settings for gestures and such, I realized that things had changed. I really like the new scrolling, and as you said we have been doing it wrong all these years. It just feels more natural this way.

Lion seems to be running great so far. I usually do a clean install, but figured upgrading was at least worth a shot before blowing away SL. It installed in 8 minutes and so far no problems.
 
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