You can still do that. Right-click on applications and you'll see an option to assign it to a desktop.The only issue I have is with Mission Control and not being able to assign fullscreen apps to their own desktop/space. As a Spaces power user that bugs me (Ex. I always want Safari before Mail).
Autosave/Versions is nothing more than a bonus (and the future. I would put money on it being added to Windows in the future).I did't find useful Mission Control (Exposé was simple & better for me), the Apps folder gone and LaunchPad make me loose time. The one who make me donwgrade was the Autosave feature, it is good for students and home users but not for PROS, we like to have FULL CONTROL and decide when and what to save, and when to choose Save As... It was a nightmare.
Some users need an OS to operate correctly to do business; as for me, Lion borked 4 of my main required programs from an operational standpoint. They include: Mail, Finder shortcuts to shared server folders, iCal w/IMAP settings, Xcode- (this only scratches the surface actually)What possible reason would a person have to actually revert back? (aside from the obvious software incompatibilities that might occur)
If there are so many polls of which you are complaining about, maybe there is some validity. I see some 25% of users downgrading- according to this poll. Not sure of the other 10 polls.how many polls of the same topic can be posted in a 10 day period? maybe you should make that into a poll. for the record, i would but i'm too lazy to backup/install only to be curious of what 10.7.1 brings.
Bingo +1What really irks me is the cavalier attitude Apple are now taking toward more professional users like myself. Previous editions of Mac OS X didn't really take away features; certainly not ones as prominent as Spaces and Expose - yet they are content to simply wipe the board clean with new UI tools that I believe one could empirically prove worse.
Well said. Completely agree although I wish I didn't have to.Back to SL for me. I've always been a bit apprehensive when it comes to upgrading ever since Tiger came out. From 10.1 -> .2 and -> .3 was easy - it was all new features and performance, and basically nothing taken away.
Tiger .4 concerned me given I had old hardware at the time, but I jumped straight on the bandwagon when I went Intel.
Leopard was a hard sell, I was concerned that the silly new 3D dock etc. would slow my system down (and I was right, but thankfully you can turn it 2D. Yus!).
Snow Leopard was about the easiest decision in the world, but I instantly regretted it because it ruined Expose for me by removing the relative sizings of windows, and moving the windows around too much.
Lion... well. What a cluster****. If all you do with your Mac is use it in isolation for web browsing, mail, and the occasional video, go ahead. It's got some new eye candy (Mail, iCal, Launchpad, rubber band scrolling - yuck), and some features that dumb down some of the previously power-user features and make them more accessible (Mission Control).
But if you use your mac as a serious tool... well... Here's a list for you:
- It's slower. (Post indexing, on both a Late 2008 Unibody 15" MBP, 2011 13" MBP)
- The new gestures are disgusting. The thumb pinch is impossible, and the 2 finger swipe clashes with scrolling and doesn't work properly outside Safari.
- Mission Control, while a good feature of its own accord, is not a replacement for Spaces and Expose. Why did Apple have to take these features away? What's wrong with having both Mission Control and the old Spaces/Expose? They don't seem mutually exclusive to me...
- The new autosave document model might be "the way of the future", but when it comes to network devices and removable storage, YAY for holding on to billions of file handles and ****ing up my battery life, sleep routines, and general chi.
- iCal peaked in 10.4. Ever since, it's been going downhill in terms of usability. This new leather feel is just another kick in the guts.
- The multi-monitor issues. Display colour profiles not working on multimonitor systems, fullscreen apps not working on multimonitor systems, mission control being spastic on multimonitor systems... where's the quality control?!
- There have been numerous issues with regards to upgrading from old installs. While it's always a bit of a hot topic, it's just another thorn in the side.
- Safari 5.1 has serious issues. Memory leaks galore leaving me with no available RAM and causing my system to swap like a mofo. Extremely uncool.
- Finder. Oh dear. "All my files" has no place on the system of anyone who knows what a file is, and this new grouped inline coverflow view is both tacky (like Coverflow itself), and extremely slow.
- Finder's sidebar is now even less useful. Compare and contrast to Windows 7. Sigh.
I expected a lot more. I was looking forward to some of the cooler features of iOS - like saving application state, and good integration with things like GMail. I certainly didn't expect my operating system to start making decisions about which of my apps to keep open. I know this better than any algorithm ever will, Apple.
So, I reverted back to Snow Leopard (and in fact suprred me to find a Beta version of SL's Dock.app to get 10.5's expose, which I find vastly superior to SL's). It's better than SL has ever been for me - I highly recommend it.
What really irks me is the cavalier attitude Apple are now taking toward more professional users like myself. Previous editions of Mac OS X didn't really take away features; certainly not ones as prominent as Spaces and Expose - yet they are content to simply wipe the board clean with new UI tools that I believe one could empirically prove worse.
In the past, OS X felt like it was built by a team of interaction designers. People that understood how both novice and expert users work with computers, and who were able to craft a solid experience across the whole spectrum. Now, OS X feels like it's drawn by graphic designers and animators, who are concerned with flashy eye candy and have little regard to the human-computer interaction.
I love my Macbook Pro. There's nothing even remotely close to the form factor in the PC world. But I find myself longing for the utilitarianism that is Windows. (The lack of a 1440x900 panel and low-cost SSD on the now-rather-overpriced 13" Macbook Pro really isn't helping either)...
^This. +10^99spronkey said:In the past, OS X felt like it was built by a team of interaction designers. People that understood how both novice and expert users work with computers, and who were able to craft a solid experience across the whole spectrum. Now, OS X feels like it's drawn by graphic designers and animators, who are concerned with flashy eye candy and have little regard to the human-computer interaction.
Windows has been doing this for quite a while, although not quite the same.Autosave/Versions is nothing more than a bonus (and the future. I would put money on it being added to Windows in the future).
If you want to save the old way then you can still do that with Save Duplicate. Personally, I think Apple should've left it named Save to avoid confusion.