OS X Snow Leopard shows signs of becoming Apple's XP
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:40 PM
I run a Mac Pro... i need the power.... I also have 4 internal drives.
3.. Win7 Pro install used by Bootcamp or Parallels.
not strange at all I boot to drive 1 more than the others.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:26 AM
Much as I don't need the thinnest laptop around, I don't want or need my *computer* to look or act like my iPhone/iPad.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:35 AM
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me how we can convince those Apple executives behind Lion and Mountain Lion to also leave Apple.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:50 PM
Does that mean that all current 2012 new macs can run natively Snow Leopard ? Or else does one need to vitualize SL under Moutain Lion ?
I'm definitely not upgrading to new Macs if I'm forced to go with the latest OSX.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:31 AM
I bought a new MBP that's running Lion. I used Snow Leopard for a long time. Lion is very little different - did have to download drivers for my high end printer and for my scanner. Worst thing - Silverfast driver cost $149.00, but I'm doing some special work and needed it.
But there are a couple of features with Lion that are big improvements, in my opinion.
The biggest - one thing about Mac OSX until Lion that really bothered me was to resize open windows you HAD to grab at the lower right corner. That was sooo obnoxious. With Lion they finally changed that - grab the window anywhere to resize.
Seems like a minor thing but it always seemed totally controlling, like "do it this way because you're not smart enough to do it any other way." Unnecessary rules - lame.
There are a couple of other things I like about Lion. It's no big change at all (from Snow Leopard).
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:55 PM
And besides a few die-hard apple-is-always-right fans, the huge majority of comments present a crystal clear picture of a very large, active community of apple users that are fed up with this Lion path of iOSsification of Mac OS. A community that want Macs back on track, with a real Mac OS , not transformed into iOS dumbed down , locked & curated gadgets.
Apple, please listen. Your die-hard fans will always be happy with whatever you do, so you can go back to build a real COMPUTER Mac OS, they will stay with you. And you won't risk to lose millions of faithful , long term Mac users, that are now stuck in Snow Leopard, and sooner or later may be forced to drop Apple.
Not because they don't want progress and innovation (as some blab about), but because we want and NEED true progress & innovation for COMPUTERS.
That need a real OS for real computers, rather than market gimmiks , based on a fantasy la la land, that imagine that most users just want computers to be more like shinny glossy tablets to buy apps and music and movies and newsletters. To be brainless consumers feeding ad-profiles, to be targeted for more consumer products, and so on, rather than use computers to be productive and do serious work.
Work that require choice, flexibility, user empowerment, decent stable environment to extend compatibility, and support reasonable legacy cycles, rather than artificially force hardware and software to become obsolete every couple of years.
Meaning, not the iOS path of dumbed down, locked & curated walled ecosystems, with less and less user choice.
Look at this series of comments, after so many many days. Wake up, someone in Apple. Time to think different.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:46 PM
The lack of Rosetta was a deal breaker for me. Why should I have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace statistical software that I love and for which there is no comparable replacement?
I'd like to replace my current hardware and upgrade my 24" iMac. Apple has made this impossible. I'm sorry but Apple has become BIG BROTHER. I am not amused.