Mac OS X Lion Sucks? Any more feedback?

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23 Responses

  1. redlomocom says:

    thinking it great :)

  2. Jason Gan says:

    negative. all of us got it downloaded within 10hrs and all the features just take time to get used to. am a happy lion user.

  3. Andrew Yuen says:

    Update the server list then the download speed back to normal!

  4. John Khor says:

    Thanks for all the feedback. Appreciate it. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree with the guy in the video. There are some very valid concerns even besides the inverted mouse and Mission Control. Basically my gripe with it is that it actually uses much more memory than SL due to programs that never self-terminate. Also, appearance-wise one cannot easily re-size the icons, folders, etc. by pinching gesture like before. I think Apple is going in a wrong direction with Lion. For me, I am switching back to SL.

  6. Rocknroll_since1986 says:

    I agree. After about 2 weeks of intensive usage (I even got used to the inverted mouse to the extend that I felt strange when using the regular non-inverted mouse on windows) I had to downgrade to snow leopard. Why? random crashes of apps, some apps being incompatible, and last but not least, OVERHEATING! I mean, I had my laptop on a cooling stand and Ive never seen my laptop getting so hot! I thought my cpu was gonna melt. btw Im using MacBook Pro, 2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 DDR3, so don’t think it’s the laptop not being fast enough. wth apple? This was my first time that I actually downgraded on a MAC! Launch pad, mission control and lots of other visually pleasing functions are all good in my opinion. I mean if you don’t like launch pad why bother hating it? you can just get rid of it from your dock and forget about it. But system overheating? seriously?

  7. johnkhor says:

    Hi Rocknroll_since1896,

    Sad to hear that. Well, Apple is getting out of sync with what most people want. Hopefully they will release patches to solve all these problems. Anyhow, thanks for visiting.

  8. johnkhor says:

    Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I will stick with Snow Leopard for the moment and wait for the fixes. :-)

  9. Beckyfs says:

    We have had OS Lion for a week and are sooooo regretting buying it. Feels like MS all over ago. Slow as . . . ugly as . . . sorry for the unprintables. Just goes to show my frustration. Do not buy if you don’t have to.

  10. Guest says:

    Not only the worst GUI interface Apple has ever released for the Mac, but one of the worst GUIs I’ve ever seen on any platform. Hard to use, difficult to see, hard to tell what you can click on and what you can’t (grey grey and more grey). Disgusting.

  11. Chris says:

    I bought a new 13inch Air (i5) a month ago and this is my experience so far.
    Launchpad is pointless. Having an Applications stack on the dock (snow leopard anyone?) does the same job, never mind that it’s faster, less resource hungry, cleaner and doesn’t take up the whole screen. Mission control is more of an Expose update gone awfully wrong. Having one window on top of the other? try differentiating 5+ overlapped safari windows from each other on a 13 or 11 inch screen, i’m 35 and thankfuly have perfect eyesight. Having Dashboard as a separate space by default is inconvenient, I use the calculator a lot while seeing through the dashboard to read the numbers I must add, fortunately you can set it to work the usual way. All these features do nothing in favor of the user experience and bloat what used to be a great OS. And since I can’t downgrade to SL this new macbook air is going for my wife. I’ll keep my mid 2009 2.13 core 2 duo, it just works.

  12. Someguy says:

    Slow and boggy like windows. I run a Linux Virtual box in MacOSX and its faster. But me, I like responsiveness, I don’t like sitting there wondering what my computer is doing.

  13. johnkhor says:

    Thanks for everyone’s feedback on Mac OS X. There are many different views and experience from everyone. Glad that all of you shared and point some weaknesses of Mac OS X.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is really frustrating…

  15. Maverick_01010 says:

    I totally agree with this guy, in addition that lion squeezes your computer hardware, just to let you know, I was so pissed up with lion that today i formated my imac, and reinstalled my beloved leopard, and my $30 i paid for lion to the trash. I was about to buy a macbook pro, as I need to replace my old windows based laptop, but as you know Im not able to buy a macbook pro with leopard instead of lion, and I was reading some blogs that apple don’t allow you to downgrade the operating system. I don’t know what will be apple without Steve :(

  16. Anonymous says:

    After several months and three versions: Lion still creates a lot of problems with connectivity, pullprinting and stuff I need. What is Apple doing? Forcing everybody into their iPad universe? It’s a relief using Win7 after this.

  17. johnkhor says:

    Yeah. I am quite worried that Apple will become Microsoft. Nowadays, Microsoft is doing better with its Microsoft Windows esp Windows 8. Waiting to see what Windows 8 will be offering. :)

    Hopefully Mountain Lion OSX will fix these problems?

  18. Christian says:

    I agree 100% I can’t believe this stupid system! I’m going back to leopard now!

  19. johnkhor says:

    Hi, yes, do go back to Snow Leopard while waiting for Mountain Lion OSX to come out first. There are just too many problems for this OS.

  20. Sigmund says:

    I have mixed feelings about Lion. On the one hand, I can appreciate its combination of ipad-like trackpad functions. On the other hand, I’ve realized some of those things are just really gimmicky, and there is something a bit awkward about it. Haven’t started using my Macbook Air intensively yet (I’m a musician and do a lot of composing on the computer using Ableton Live, and use Audiofinder to manage/search my sample libraries). But I also hope I don’t feel compelled in the end to retrograde the entire OS.

  21. Berggreen says:

    I like the idea of Lion being 100% 64-bit. Finally.

    BUT – I hate that Apple just changes normal user interface without an option to turn it back. Eg. the mouse-wheel which is now reverse. I’ve been using a mouse since.. well since my Amiga 500 and since the mouse on PC began to come with a scrollwheel, I’ve used that too. Thats more than 10 years. Now out of nowhere, Apple has decided that my mousewheel now is reversed.

    How crappy is that? ask any gamer if they what to change whats up and down in any First Person Shooter… they will kill for such changes.

    Seriously, the least you can do in userfriendlyness (sorry customer… sorry Apple-fan friendlyness) is to LEAVE AN OPTION in the mousesetting for switching back to old “reverse” logic.

    Unless Apple decides to fix it, I think someone will produce a small “App” that fixes this. I might be one of those people. Grrrr!

  22. Evie says:

    I picked the wrong time to switch to MAC. Got an imac with Lion and it’s buggier than Windows ever was. Worse yet, the users on the online forums don’t seem to have as good an understanding of the os, which I understand – Apple seems to have designed it to be inscrutable to users. At least with Windows I knew where to look in my own system, and if that failed could solve my problem quickly with a visit to a forum or two.

  23. Ole says:

    I fully agree. I have been a BIG lover of Apple product, but OSX Lion is a real mess. Dont mention Preview and Text Edit without Save As……. ????? Incredible stupid.

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