We believe you should plan on needing at least 8 GB of drive space for installation. However, with the help of a few installation guides, you'll be able to burn a bootable CD of Lion , to ensure you can reinstall it or run repair options. Snow Leopard is the minimum requirement for running the Mac App Store application.
If you haven't upgraded to Snow Leopard, you should do so now, if the product is still readily available. Share Pin Email. As you type, Mail adds suggestions based on what's in your inbox. But you can then click a resulting suggestion that creates a Search Token that gives the term a rounded gray outline. When you enter another search term, it searches only the messages that include the term in the Search Token.
These additions make it possible to search using a name, then a month, then a subject, and only get the results that include those criteria.
Apple pays people to say good things about them. More Less. Asked by jerry osagie S from barcelona on Jan 2, From there, simply navigate to the Mac App Store in Snow Leopard, purchase the upgrade, and begin downloading. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users.
Mail in Google already has a very powerful search engine, but with Apple's use of tokens, you have the ability to be much more specific. AirDrop: Whatever computer you are using, sending a file quickly to a friend or coworker on the same network usually requires opening your e-mail client, composing an e-mail, attaching the file, and sending it off.
Many companies have dropboxes to make this a bit easier, but it usually requires several steps. When you want to send a file, simply hit the AirDrop button in the left navigation field of a Finder menu, and you'll be given a graphical representation of users around you on local Wi-Fi. From there you can simply drag-and-drop the file on top of a coworker's avatar to send the file immediately.
Anyone who uses a Mac in a work environment will appreciate this fairly simple, but important feature addition. Switching from Windows: For those who work on Windows machines who are thinking about crossing over to Mac, Lion makes it easier to make the switch, with tools that import your most important data and personal files.
Lion will automatically transfer your Outlook and Windows contacts, Outlook calendars, e-mail accounts including Outlook and Windows Live mail , and all your music in iTunes. You can also import your home directory folder and contents, so you'll be able to find your most important files right away. It will even import your browser bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari and sync up your localization info and desktop picture.
It's no surprise that Apple would streamline this process to maximize new users, but we can appreciate the lengths it went to make the transition as smooth as possible. Overall, Mac OS X Lion has more than new features, many of them small, but all seemingly with the idea of making current common processes easier. The strong focus on multitouch gestures indicates Apple's focus on its more popular notebook line, but makes many helpful changes that desktop users will appreciate as well.
Mac OS X is not without its annoyances.
We found some features to be a little gimmicky, like Launchpad for launching apps like an iOS device, but we also think carrying over the design aesthetic will probably help new users whose only experience with Apple is through the iPhone to acclimate to Mac OS X more quickly. We also believe it's a bad user experience to force people to buy Snow Leopard before being able to buy Lion--it almost seems like a punishment for not upgrading at every available opportunity. Although Apple has a pretty good reason Snow Leopard introduced the Mac App Store , it seems there ought to be some way for users to upgrade without the additional cost.
Nevertheless, the features in Mac OS X Lion will make for an excellent upgrade for the price, whether for a Mac desktop or notebook. Upgrades that make the Mail app more useful; the addition of the very well-designed Mission Control; smart innovations like resume, autosave, versions; and AirDrop will all be welcome additions for any Mac user. For Snow Leopard owners, this upgrade is a no-brainer. For those who own an older system, it's probably still worth biting the bullet and adding several new features to the Mac operating system. It has everything that I only wish Snow Leopard had, that is to say it makes the most of the plumbing overhaul that It just works as of the final build for us when you don't update Safari to version 6 and when you don't update iTunes past what comes with build 11G63, at least if you have an older SuperDrive-equipped iMac versus one of the or later models.
If you have a or later iMac, you have more modern features, but the features that made me want this iMac are missing, and the same for the mini.
Lion, when viewed with the proper bifocals and of the proper version, is everything that Mountain Lion sure is not and that Mavericks can't be. But if you're fully sold on iCloud, which I wasn't and never will be due to budgetary reasons, iCloud is available even if it's not as deeply integrated as it is with especially Mavericks and later. Less modernity; it doesn't have Notification Center, although that's picking nits.
Other than that, no real cons because it does three tasks Mavericks will never do-address my pre-AirPort branded Time Capsule for what it is instead of retroactively renaming it; shows me iTunes with Cover Flow never did like Grid view, which was the default view in the stores and it's great that I can set it to something actually compelling , and allows me to use AOL Desktop 1.
It's the choice because it fills in the gaps Apple chose to put into Mavericks, much like Snow Leopard does for other people. Lion blows me aw ah, because I didn't jump on the RTM version and I waited for a version that would do what I wanted rather than what I supposedly should have wanted. That goes back to how whenever I trust the experts I usually am disappointed, but when I go with my gut based on experience it pays off massively. I seem to be able to detect whether a trend is something that can last versus something that is a quickly exhausted fad.
Makes Timemachine virtually useless Causes laptop to frequently spontaneously wake up from sleep, forcing me to shut off the computer in order to pause it. Released too early. Shame on you Apple for behaving like Microsoft. I will now wait at least several months before updating my system based on what happened here-giving them time to work out the bugs. Some okay new features but not many. Launchpad and Mission Control are mildly useful. The nutty scroll direction I changed, using the option to return to that of the old Snow Leopard and every other OS ; whoever thought of that ought be fired Also opted for the old Mail format.
When I realized I was changing all the new features back to SL, it dawned on me that Lion was not my kind of kitty cat. Oh boy, where to start.
If this was a human, it would be a dandy candidate for rehab or an intervention. I'm a longtime MacHead with perfectly tuned, well-kept and uncluttered machines, but Lion had me wanting to throw my MBP out the window of a moving car. Super slow opening, closing and everything in-between.
Lion also engendered a weird freeze creep. Was only a day or two from throwing in the towel and reinstalling Snow Leopard, when the HD came to a grinding halt only 3 weeks after the Lion install. I knew there was nothing wrong with the HD, so 1 full day, at least 8 passes of Disk Utility and 3 of Drive Genius cleared it up. But I still don't trust Lion. Installing Mt. Lion tomorrow.
What a terrible thing Apple did to this Big Cat. Mission Control is very clumsy not useful for large numbers of desktops 2 Scroll bars.
Not there by default and they've got even smaller. Painfully small for hi-def monitors 3 Resume. This feature sucks the big one.
It continues to bring back windows you've finished with. You can't prevent it effectively with the checkbox options. When I close a window I mean it to stay closed. When I open a document I mean to use that document NOT other ones that were opened at some time in the past.
This is a mess 4 Desktop management is buggy. I have to force quit frequently for applications with windows on multiple desktops that pop an "Are you sure" dialog when quitting. The dialog does not show on any of the desktops. Sometimes you can flip between desktops and it will appear. A step in the wrong direction for professional users.