Underwhelmed with 10.7 would be a huge understatement AFAIK and for what I need and use with our Macs, and I'm still underwhelmed with Mac OS 10.6.x and what it was touted to be.
As arstechnica.com said, as did Apple along the same lines, "... the release is heavily focused on performance and nailing down speed and stability." Yeah right, and I'm still waiting!!!
Or wikipedia, "...Unlike previous versions of Mac OS X, the goals with Snow Leopard were improved performance, greater efficiency and the reduction of its overall memory footprint. Addition of new end-user features was not a primary goal. Much of the software in Mac OS X was extensively rewritten for this release in order to fully take advantage of modern Macintosh hardware. New programming frameworks, such as OpenCL, were created, allowing software developers to use graphics cards in their applications. This is also the first Mac OS release since the introduction of System 7.1.2 that does not support the PowerPC architecture, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products."
Yup, Yeah right, and I'm still waiting!!!
But maybe my 24" 2.4 GHz Intel iMac with high speed HD and 4 GB RAM is just not up to all the "improvements", not to mention many recent applications and evenly some recent printers that failed to work.
Yeah right, and I'm still waiting!!!
The "performance and nailing down speed and stability" or even proper "usability" never came to be, hence my Intel iMac is running everything and fast and reliably with Mac OS 10.5.8 thanks, and I will admit it has been "stripped" with a smaller HD footprint than the 10.6.4 volume!!!
So yes, a big Yawn here with a "new and improved" OS that I might look at, but probably not as my main reliable working 10.5.8 replacement.
And, oh yes, did I mention that our old HP Laserjet 4ML Mac serial AppleTalk printer connected via an AsanteTalk adapter, now into the third 5,000 pages box of paper and just a $40.00 cartridge replacement needed last year is still working with all wired and wireless Macs, and even a visiting windows 7 using nephew, from a G3 DT OS 9 Mac to a MBP running 10.6.4, and oh yes, our wireless router went kaput last month so the iMac has become the wireless access point.
Try doing that when running 10.6.x, leave alone 10.7!!!
Yup, BIG Yawn!!!!