18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:07 AM
It doesn't need to be. Prior to Lion it's just sitting there in your home directory waiting to be double-clicked, or opened by almost any of the other means described for Lion in this article.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:09 AM
There's another potential rationale, and that's the confusion and resulting support costs when novice users add something or make some other legit change to their personal Library and then wonder why it's not available to another account. One easily-accessible Library folder both reduces the number of those calls and simplifies those that still happen.
This post has been edited by bastion: 25 July 2011 - 07:11 AM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:15 AM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:19 AM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:37 AM
There is rarely a single overriding "good" reason to migrate to something new and unproven. It's typically all of the little things that add up to an upgrade rationale; several of those little things will come in the form of "features" which anyone can readily look up and read about on Apple's website. Other little things will be various undocumented bug fixes, which you may learn about from reading here on Macworld, or elsewhere. And of course, the little things which end-users seldom understand are the underlying API improvements... those are the little things that prompt other developers to release programs which require the update in order to function. (Obviously, the API updates tend to take a little longer to impact actual upgrade decisions.)
So I would argue that if you're looking for one good reason to upgrade... you're probably not going to find it. As such... just stay with what you've got, for now; it's not like it's hurting you (or anyone else) for you to be a generation behind for awhile. When you've learned about enough of those little things to make Lion seem worth your thirty bucks, then upgrade. In the meantime, just keep reading up on both the positive and negative issues with Lion, as I'm sure the knowledge garnered will come in handy when the time comes.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:20 AM
To be honest, that's one of the reasons to do an article like this—in addition to serving a practical purpose, it gives readers a taste of the many ways you can do things.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:21 AM
Unfortunately, not without hacking into system files—at least not that I've discovered.