Is Lion as buggy as it seems to be?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by xTRIGGER092x, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    I've been debating whether to upgrade or not, but all these horror stories on this board and Apple Discussions are seriously holding me back. Am I just exaggerating the number of complaints or is it really an unstable OS?
  2. bgrissom macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
  3. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    I have some Java, OpenGL issues, also some graphics not displaying in Firefox.
  4. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Other than my 1st wife, people don't generally whine and complain when there is nothing to complain about.

    Some quirks in Lion to be sure... but nothing major on my end.
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I am having zero issues whatsoever. So far Lion is a great OS and I'm really enjoying it. My computer is actually running much faster and smoother than it did running SL.
  6. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Tons of issues. Some of which are bugs, some of which are just incredibly stupid design decisions.
  7. Maxpilot macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    The problem is not many applications are currently designed to take advantage of the new Lion features. It's like when HD TV came out and lots of programming was still broadcast in SD quality over HD... it still looked like standard definition. Until third party apps rewrite to take advantage of the new Lion functionality, I don't see a real reason to upgrade. Apple should have worked with third party application vendors more closely so that upgrades from them would simultaneously be released with Lion.
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    This. More design issues than bugs though.
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    FWIW, spend a few minutes with google and you'll notice that the first release of every OS (OS X, Windows) causes problems for some people!

    I wouldn't say the Lion problems some folks are having seems abnormal (compared to other OS X launches).

    Personally, I've never had a problem with any of them at launch. Lion's running awesome on my Air and mini!
  10. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    I have no real problems running things

    some things do seem to work in strange ways, not sure if bugs or intentional
  11. eifer macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
  12. JPTech macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2009
    I think the typical thing is that if you read forums such as this, the problems seem more prevalent than they really are because people only come here to complain. I couldn't tell you personally, sorry. Gonna try Lion out at my local Apple Store tomorrow before I commit to it.
  13. dukeee macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    have upgraded 4 machines to lion 2 x 27" iMac 2 x Mini and move them all back to Snow Leopard as not a single machine works as it should. They all had no issues under SL.

    So i will update again once 10.7.5 or so is out
  14. jsamuelson macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2008
  15. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Nope, working absolutely brilliantly on my current 2011 MBP.
  16. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
  17. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Other than a problem with File Sharing (which causes the apple share process to crash), no issues.
  18. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Working perfectly for me and over 12,000 others ;)


    People just seem to like to whine and complain on here for some reason!
  19. mrtravel123 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    I did a clean install of SL, then installed iLife, then Lion. Then, I migrated my other programs, files and settings. I'm having some issues.

    My wi-fi disconnects at random times. I've never had this problem before.

    I can't always access my dock. Sometimes I can just move my mouse to it, and it appears. At other times I need to "swipe" to a different screen (like to my desktop) before I can get to my dock. I want the dock available at any time, regardless of what program I'm in. The dock is a great tool for many people to rely upon - and it's not acting right.

    Safari memory leakage is crazy. 1GB to 1.5GB after running it for an hour or so. It just doesn't release memory. So, I have to re-boot to get my memory back. Not good.

    The bootup seems low. That could just be my imagination, however. I would just expect it to be faster and not have about 3 different screens from the time I push the button to the time I see my desktop. (different shades of gray, the login screen, etc)

    I don't like opening Word and seeing the same document that I was previously working on. Yeah, sometimes it is nice. But, sometimes it just means I have to close it & then go get the one I want. What if someone is with you when you open Word and you were working on sensitive or confidential material?

    I'll attempt a fully-clean (USB key) install of Lion soon I think.

    Flash doesn't work with the cursor/mouse in all situations. Even using tab & the space bar won't get this problem solved. Adobe already knows this.

    I love the swiping from one program to the next. Great job. I do miss the "save as" - which is what we're all familiar with. Maybe I should have waited until 7.1. But, I was eager to try Lion and I figured with all of the testing that there would be fewer problems. The Safari memory leakage issue is definitely a problem for many.
  20. appleapple2, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

    appleapple2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    Half the time when I boot up, it takes about 2-3 minutes to boot, the other half is about 30 seconds.

    One out of 4 times (I'm guesstimating...) when I boot up the search doesn't work -- as in, no matter what I type in the text box, it finds nothing on the computer... no i'm not doing it wrong
    ...3 out for 4 times it works just fine

    I could go on for hours regarding random weirdness (bugs) with Lion
    (I have installed it a second time to see if it fixes anything, but no luck)

    Snow Leopard ran lighter(faster), was easier to navigate and had no glitches
    ...and had colorful buttons (who likes gray???)

    Most of all it was much easier to do design on.

    I'm on an
    iMac 27inch
    3.4 GHz i7
    16 GB ram
    AMD Radion 6970M 1024MB

    The only one thing I like about Lion more is that now I can resize windows with the borders like on Win OS, everything else is garbage
  21. matrix07, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

    matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Never have a problem with it so far (or that I can think of).

    Edit: Scratch that. I have an issue with Evernote web clipping can not clip highlighted texts, only a whole page.

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