Lion ‘nothing but win’ for Mac users
If Apple didn’t have a decade-long practice of naming its Mac OS X releases after ever more intimidating big cats, one might take “Lion,” the moniker attached to Mac OS X 10.7, as outrageous hubris. As it turns out, Apple couldn’t have chosen a more meaningful totem. It’s been at least five years since Apple rolled so many user-relevant modifications into one OS release. Apple’s official watchword for the preceding release, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, was “refinement,” which speaks to a long-standing Apple policy of guarding the continuity of the Mac experience by building onto existing behavior instead of supplanting it. Lion takes several bold steps toward defining a new Mac experience.
Another positive review for Lion. The majority opinion seems to be that this is the most significant upgrade to OS X that Apple has ever released. The single biggest complaint seems to be the discontinuation of Rosetta and support for old PPC-based applications. If you need to keep running applications that haven’t been supported for over 4 years, this upgrade is not for you. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. There was a lot of similar whining when Apple dropped support for Classic/OS 9 applications. That’s what happens when technology moves forward.