“My iMac now runs very happily under OS X Lion,” Alistair Dabbs reports for The Register. “It does not, however, run as well as it does on the MacBook Pro. This operating system was clearly devised with MacBooks in mind, hence all the clever multi-touch Magic Trackpad gestures that don’t work on a – duh! yesterday’s technology! – Magic Mouse.”
“Like many Mac enthusiasts upon discovering this, I considered ordering a £59 Magic Trackpad for my iMac… but of course that’s exactly what Apple wants me to do, so I refuse,” Dabbs reports.
“OS X Lion is a decent upgrade for Macs but a great one for MacBooks. Everything from FileVault 2 – encrypt everything, not just your home folder – to FaceTime – video chat on the move – screams ‘mobile!’, while sedentary users look on and mutter ‘that’s nice,'” Dabbs reports. “But for £20.99, who’s complaining?”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Mac OS X Lion is a great OS for all Macs and, unlike the shortsighted and rather truculent Mr. Dabbs, desktop Mac users should seriously consider getting with the program and adding Apple’s US$69 Magic TrackPad to their computing arsenals. Multi-Touch™ is the future and Lion positively roars with trackpads – we can easily imagine that a not-too-distant future version of OS X will likely require one. As with Lion’s scrolling paradigm, you might as well start getting used to it now.
MacDailyNews Note: Scrolling hint: In OS X Lion, imagine a long sheet of paper and, just like in real life, pull it down to see the top, push it up to see the bottom.
WSJ’s Mossberg reviews Mac OS X Lion: ‘The best computer operating system’ – July 21, 2011
NY Times’ Pogue reviews Mac OS X Lion: Offers the promise of a fast, powerful, virus-free, thoroughly modern OS – July 21, 2011
Researchers: Apple’s Mac OS X Lion is the king of security – July 21, 2011
Gartenberg: Mac OS X Lion will only contribute to Apple’s expanding mind-share – July 20, 2011
MSNBC reviews Mac OS X Lion: ‘Worth the upgrade’ – July 20, 2011
USA Today’s Baig reviews Mac OS X Lion: ‘Truly worth lionizing’ – July 20, 2011
Ars Technica reviews Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: ‘Better technology’ – July 20, 2011