Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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I'm going to be honest and say this: I have owned a Mac Mini with Lion for almost a year now. I've owned a MacBook since 2008. MacBook went from Leopard to Snow Leopard to Lion (this last week.) Lion just works. Lion seems more stable on my hardware (admittedly, went directly to 10.7.4.) Weird things, like flakey WiFi, seem to have cleared up (though I didn't migrate my profile this time...) Lion on the same hardware as Snow Leo feels comfortable. Best upgrade I've done for a while. (caveat, this Macbook still triple boots Snow Leo, Win 7 pro and Lion - I just blatted my Leopard partition to install Lion.)

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