Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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Finder?
by REM2000 on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:17 UTC
REM2000
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im surprised finder wasn't mentioned as it has been really upgraded from the videos posted to the net. It looks and is described as being a lot faster and easier to control.

Pleased to see the move to 64bit, i agree with the other post that this is something that should have been done with the move to intel, as we are left with a generation stuck in the middle. I have a Macbook 32bit, i don't mind about the move, snow leopard runs incredibly fast on it and it will continue to do so for years to come. However it seems like just a cludge.

The other features look good, i like mission control, i have a lot of running window's running from a few apps (i.e. likes to safari tabs, lots of word docs). The launch pad im not too worried about as i use a set number of apps so i find the combination of the dock and app folder fine.

I hope that the improvements haven't come at the cost of too much memory, i would hate to start to see MacOSX become bloated, i don't have too much to worry about as SL really tuned the OS.

I really dont have too much to complain about as i find that the features i need are in the OS and i love working in MacOSX over MS Windows or Linux, which is not to say anything bad it's just a personal preference. The real issue i have with MacOSX is finder, it needs to really work in a separate process model or if it does it needs a better implementation. A disconnected network / external drive will lock up finder and thus Mac OSX requiring either a 30min wait for it to time out and sort itself out or a hard reset. They need to improve the speed and for the love of god bring in Cut, as well as copy and paste. It's the feature i really miss from Windows and Linux.

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