RadarGeek, on 12 August 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:
Ok let’s start with Lion
What did Lion add to the Mac experience? We got launch pad, App Store basically a few Apps that were nice but really didn’t improve productivity. What we lost access to our .me/.mac accounts, with the requirement that computers must have 4 Gig of memory to be upgraded. Why?
I don't know where you saw or heard that but it's not true. It doesn't even make sense.
Not sure but OS 10.7 does not require that to run. I had to purchase a new lap top for my wife if she wanted to keep her .me account, as she did not have 4 Gig of memory. She uses her computer for eMail, to print coupons and light internet browsing. So what did I loose? By abandoning Rosetta I lost all of my PPC programs.
Did you know that Apple doesn't own the core translation technology that Rosetta relied on? Did you know that the company that does own it now refuses to license it for use in a PPC->x86 translator?
Which included many games but also the version of Adobe CS I was using. So the free .me account will take about 24 years to pay for itself taking into account just CS and a new computer. Overall I would call that a loss.
You were still relying on a version of creative suite that was at least 7 years old? Doesn't that amortize to like $50 per year? And if you use it for business isn't the price deductible?
Next we update to Mountain Lion.
What does this upgrade bring to the table? Well we got Chat, which is riddled with bugs and unstable. When my wife and I tried using it, we were never sure weather or messages reached each other. We ended up sending the same text multiple times. This in my book is an addition that was not ready and basically crap. In addition when I am using iTunes I have had multiple crashes. The Screensaver seems to be crashing on a regular basis. An because I loaded from the App (crap) Store I have no way of reverting back to an OS that was at least stable.
All in all if I were running a company that distributed products that required multiple uploads to become a stable platform I would call it Microsoft. This is not the performance that I expect from Apple.
This is also not the typical experience. And why don't you have a way to revert back to a prior OS? Don't you have a backup?