Snow Leopard the last true OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CIA, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. CIA macrumors 6502a

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    With Lion, and now Mountain Lion, the iOSification of the core Mac OS is being accelerated. Is Snow Leopard the XP of macs? Besides a "test" laptop I'm still running SL on all my macs, it's a robust and stable OS, that still acts like a computer OS should.
    Anyone else worried about iOS blending into OSX?
     
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

    LostSoul80

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    Snow Leopard is the best in my opinion.

    It works perfect. Nothing really to say about it.
     
  3. HabSonic macrumors regular

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    No. I'm able to do everything I did with SL in Lion and more. It's personnal preference if you prefer SL at this point.
     
  4. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I think Snow Leopard already got rid of a lot of Unix low level tasks from the user's eyes. Sometimes this is annoying when setting up a development environment (Apache, Oracle client, PHP, SVN+SSH, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, system user accounts and so on). I think - I never used Leopard, but Google search shows that administration tasks were more accessible by the user - that Snow Leopard was a step further from Leopard to make the system easier for most users, although harder for geeks/programmers/network administrators.

    If Lion follows the same path (more dummy-friendly and less customizable through established Unix methods), I prefer Snow Leopard.

    Things that make me think about installing Lion:
    - FileVault is system-wide;
    - Finder promises to provide features that make it as good as Windows Explorer.
     

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