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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RE[2]: Comment by thavith_osn
by thavith_osn on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by thavith_osn"
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Since writing my comment, I have noticed that others are saying how much it crashes.

Again, I haven't had that problem, and I am running on a iMac 2.16GHz 24" from 2006. I have noticed that it is slower than you'd expect from a release version, and there seems to be a lot of accessing of the HD. I haven't investigated why that is (yet). Developer releases are always slower, but I cant remember them accessing the HD this much before. It might be something to do with "Versions" perhaps.

Due to the age and speed of my machine perhaps, plus the fact that it's a developers release, but I have noted that OpenGL seems blisteringly slow ;-). My favourite test is to run the Arabesque screensaver. I run this because it was fine up until 10.6. Under 10.6 it stammers along, but under 10.7 it crawls. I'm sure this will speed up around GM (I hope).

I didn't mention some other nice little changes. iChat now has Yahoo incorporated into it (including video). As Yahoo rarely updates their messenger, this is a good thing. They have also added a Internet Management control panel (can't remember exactly what it's called), but from there you can set up all your internet accounts, Google, Yahoo, Mobile Me etc.

Address Book looks a lot like what the iPad has, and iCal has some very nice features added too.

I was messing around with Spaces, using the swipe on the magic mouse and finding it works very well. I miss a lot of the new features coming back to SL.

So many more things to look at, but as I only have it running a few hours each day, I haven't had as much time as I'd like to really get a good feel for it.

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