Lion stable on Late 2011 MBP?

portcontrol7

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I have had much trouble with my Late 2011 MBP running lion. Has anyone else had freezing, inability to soft restart?
 

Macman45

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I have had much trouble with my Late 2011 MBP running lion. Has anyone else had freezing, inability to soft restart?
On my late 2011 17" MBP....No issues at all. If you do have plenty of HDD space left, then I would return it, could have a drive on the way out.

Before you do, run Disk utility and Verify the disk, then verify Disk permissions and finally repair disk permissions.

If the problem remains, head on down to the Apple Store.
 

DayOfChaos

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Been fine here. Been going back to Snow Leopard and Lion on my Late 2011 15inch as well. Ive grown to like Lion, and I havn't gotten a crash yet. Knock on wood.
 

pat park

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Sounds like you did not leave enough Disk Space when installing.
If he has a late 2011 MBP, it came pre-installed with Lion OSX. Or are you referring to apps he may have installed?

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I have had much trouble with my Late 2011 MBP running lion. Has anyone else had freezing, inability to soft restart?
I have a late 2011 MBP 13.3 and it is running like a champ. I did upgrade ram to 8GB and it helped tremendously. If you haven't done this yet, do it asap.

If the problems are persistent and restores, ram upgrades don't help, consider contacting Apple for a Genius appointment. The general vibe I get from most here is that Lion seems to be stable as a preinstalled OS.

FWIW, Lion on my 2010 Mac Mini runs like a champ (originally had SL preinstalled)
 

WarpSpawn

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Late 2011 13" i5 CPU, Lion preinstalled and with no extras. Nice and stable for me. The odd minor glitch but nothing overly problematic. No lockups. No problems shutting down, booting, sleeping or waking.

I kind of get the impression that a lot of the issues people have with the stability of Lion relate to either trying to run older apps on it or issues relating to having upgraded it from SL, compared with how a clean install behaves.
 

Draeconis

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Just got a Late 2011 15", came with Lion, but put my Intel 320 in it and it's pretty blazing running 10.7.2! No issues whatsoever so far, thing is a beast!
 

portcontrol7

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I have had disk errors, so I'm hopping thats the issue. It is being replaced. So far as Lion goes, I seem to be unable to delete things. For example I am getting emailed alerts to iCal events repeatedly, and even after deleting the event in iCal, it returns. It seems that Lion has caching going on constantly which makes it impossible to delete things/close things permanently. I have the same Safari windows opening every time I boot, even after unchecking restore windows in reset. And I have yet to see my machine boot up after a restart, I have to manually power down and power back up.

I miss Snow Leopard.
 
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