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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #121
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #122
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Shoulda done a clean install for Lion!!!
Not sure if that would make a difference, I'm following a support thread where people are suffering the same problem with Lion on the Mac Mini. Including people who bought the new model with Lion pre-installed, now they are sad because they can't downgrade.
Apple really needs to look at how Video memory is handled, I never had problems like this with my 4 year old 20" iMac Dual Core and it only had a 256 MB video card. I went for the biggest video card on my iMac so that it could handle anything I could throw at it! I didn't expect it to fail at simple iTunes TV shows!
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #123
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I can't honestly believe I'm hearing that there are this many issues with an upgrade install. What's the point of a nice easy app store download if you have to make a USB installer and zero out your drive?

Lion is starting to scare me a bit. Come on 10.7.2... Do your magic.
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #124
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lion seems to e the vista of os releases.

Visiting family my father in law who has used macs for years has had nothing but horrible problems with lion, he said it's the worst thing he's ever seen from apple, ever.

I'm not so excited about this release anymore...
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #125
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One thing I forgot to mention is that everything else works fine in Lion! I had to reinstall iWork so that I could upgrade them for Lion, it wouldn't upgrade Pages and Numbers alone, that was an easy fix, now I can get fullscreen numbers!
But I also use my iMac as a personal entertainment centre, I'm quite comfortable putting on headphones and watching movies on the 27" screen, but that is the only thing Lion failed at. Also the loss of Front Row is disappointing, I enjoyed that interface!
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #126
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Groove, the question I have is when will I be forced to change? I see Apple moving to a single OS for all its hardware, this means that software ( and I don't buy a lot of it, but new stuff ) will be Lion only .... so I may be forced to change. Just wondering how long SL will be supported.... thoughts
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #127
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I can't honestly believe I'm hearing that there are this many issues with an upgrade install. What's the point of a nice easy app store download if you have to make a USB installer and zero out your drive?

Lion is starting to scare me a bit. Come on 10.7.2... Do your magic.
I can recall similar issues when going from Panther to Tiger. Tiger really seemed to prefer its own partition mapping and with some computers at least, was not stable just doing an upgrade. Not at all sure if the computers in question had also been upgraded from Jaguar to Panther but that is certainly possible.

I know I am in the minority here but I like to start fresh when installing any new version of OS. If nothing a fresh install encourages a general clean-up of both Apps and files. Migration Assistant is still an in between option between nuke and pave and straight upgrade.
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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #128
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Groove, the question I have is when will I be forced to change? I see Apple moving to a single OS for all its hardware, this means that software ( and I don't buy a lot of it, but new stuff ) will be Lion only .... so I may be forced to change. Just wondering how long SL will be supported.... thoughts
My only advice? Complain, Complain, Complain. If there are genuine problems with Lion, we need to be loud and consistent with the complaints. If you are using Lion, write Apple every day with bug reports, helpful suggestions about what would make a better user experience. I've seen a lot of stuff that needs fixing and I have faith it will get fixed eventually. If you are reluctant to upgrade then just don't. Wait until it's absolutely necessary and then... If there are still bugs? Complain, Complain, Complain.

If long time users stop adopting the new OS so readily I'm convinced Apple will be a bit more careful trying to ensure the upgrade experience is a less painful one.

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Old Aug 30th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #129
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I agree with "cap10subtext".
Have complained++ to apple. It's no use complaining only on the forums.
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Groove, the question I have is when will I be forced to change? I see Apple moving to a single OS for all its hardware, this means that software ( and I don't buy a lot of it, but new stuff ) will be Lion only .... so I may be forced to change. Just wondering how long SL will be supported.... thoughts
You'll be forced to change sooner than later. No new Mac from late-July onward can run Snow Leopard. (In other words, if it shipped with Lion pre-installed, it can't go backwards.)
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