“Apple may be the most consistently inventive company in tech, but in its own way, it’s a remarkably single-minded outfit. For all their profound differences, a Macintosh computer from 1984 and a new iPad 2 are soul mates. Each is the coolest, most elegant expression of Steve Jobs’ vision of the ideal computing device that Apple could build with the technologies and resources it had at the time,” Harry Mccracken writes for TIME Magazine.
“Apple also risked baffling Mac veterans by reversing two long-standing OS X gestures to make them more consistent with iOS. In Lion, you swipe up with two fingers to scroll downward, and down to scroll upward. In past versions, it was the opposite,” Mccracken writes. “I was flummoxed by this flip-flop for about half a day — and then forgot that it had ever been different.”
Mccracken writes, “Lion feels, to revive an old OS X tagline, like a new Mac for your Mac. At $129, it would have been a meaty good value. At $29.99, it’s a steal — the no-brainer upgrade that defines the notion of a no-brainer upgrade.”
Read the full review here.
The Register reviews Apple’s Mac OS X Lion: A great OS for Macs with trackpads – July 25, 2011
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