I would consider that to fit under the third option.You need another option between the first two, as in -
"Yes, it's great but it's not perfect. I like it enough to keep it, but not to recommend it to non-adventurous users with moderately spec'd Macs (i.e. most of my friends). Yet."
I like Lion so far, and I expect it to get much better. But the difference in user experience is so jarring that I don't know if someone not so easily amused as I would want to put up with re-learning to navigate the OS and re-tweaking preferences just to do basic tasks. Even assuming those basic tasks involve Lion-compatible apps.
Me? I'm a sucker for shiny objects. Can't beat the price though...
I wouldn't saying taking out all the productivity features with Exposé and Spaces is minor.I'll be downloading it early this next week. I can't wait. I already have all my programs thinned down to all the tested and working apps. The ones I liked I just re-download when they are ready. Everything is all backed up. I'm predicting I 'shouldn't' have any problems being that my iMac is relatively new. I got mine when the iMac's refreshed. Bugs I've read about seem minor or uncommon. At least after reading up on all these experiences I have a better insight on how to install and what to keep my eye out for. Well at least I'll be all up to speed next week!
They get ya comin they get ya goin. There's really nothing special about Lion. In is an average consumer laptop OS. So for those with desktops, they make you go out and spend $70 to get the full functionality of Lion, which really isn't much. To me all the gestures are like a few little sprinkles on a cake, except with Lion, the cake itself is absent.Switched because at £20 no real reason not to.
I'm new to the Mac world so i'm just as confused for now with Lion as i was with SL
With a bit of time i'm sure i'll come to appreciate it more. One thing it has got me thinking about is now buying a trackpad for my imac. Never seen or used one but the extra options for it in Lion are tempting me to try one.
I switched and I can say I wish I'd spent the £20 on an extension to my Veho wifi speakers. To me, it's all about hype. The whole resume thing is like hibernation that's been in Windows for a long time now and full screen is pretty much the same as Maximise on Windows. As for the gestures, again, more hype: I can do all those things with my mouse and get it done in one go without having to "try to get it right". I hate the reversed scrolling because I'm not using my iPad 2, I'm using my computer, which isn't the only one I need to use so when I'm on my server or at work, or even in Windows, I catch myself scrolling the "wrong" way so I had to turn it off, and what's the point of an UPGRADE with new features you have to turn off?!They get ya comin they get ya goin. There's really nothing special about Lion. In is an average consumer laptop OS. So for those with desktops, they make you go out and spend $70 to get the full functionality of Lion, which really isn't much. To me all the gestures are like a few little sprinkles on a cake, except with Lion, the cake itself is absent.
Every OS X version is a different beast at 10.x.6-9 compared to 10.x.0I don't like Lion at all, but what is up with people moving back to SL? How is this a long term option? You're forced to update sooner or later unless you want to stop time. Moving to SL is a temporary solution and you're just postponing the inevitable.