Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is out. Should you upgrade?
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Mac OS 10.7 Lion is out. We are still not advising our clients to upgrade to Lion although those who are using it are doing okay. We tend to be very conservative, at least in our computing advice, and we believe in “What ain’t broke, don’t fix.”
For those who have gone to Lion, it offers a few things that are different, like you’ll discover it reverses the direction of your track pad scrolling (you can change that). The scroll bars are invisible, until you are scrolling (that’s a little weird if you’re not used to it).
There are quite a few improvements. One of the most interesting things is that Lion remembers where you left off, in most applications. If you were to shut down your computer and start it up again, it shows you all your windows, at least when you’re using Apple’s programs.
If you are using Apple’s programs, it’s also saving things on a near-continuous basis, and when iCloud is out it will do that to iCloud, so that not only when you restart your Mac but also when you restart your iPad or similar device, you can just pick up where you left off.
So your Mac OS becomes a lot more like your iOS, and there are other ways in which Lion brings in a lot of the iOS ideas into the operating system.
If you are feeling adventurous it’s worth checking out, but please make sure you that you have an up-to-date Time Machine backup or a new Carbon Copy Cloner backup before you upgrade to Lion, in case something goes wrong. Again, we are not formally recommending that people upgrade to Lion, or even advising it, but it’s pretty cool, and our clients who are on it seem to be doing pretty well with it.
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