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Should I get iLife 11 and Lion?


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I have a MBP and not sure if I should upgrade to the 11 series of iLife. I recall hearing a lot of functions and such are gone and it's not as good as previous versions. My MBP came with the 09 set.

I'm also wondering if Lion is worth the 30 bucks?

I'm a fairly new mac user. Probably had this MBP for about a year or so.
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I'm in a similar predicament and thinking of upgrading to Lion but heard lots of problems with it.
I only really want to go from Snow Leopard to Lion because I have an iPhone and wanted seamless syncing with iCloud which only works with Lion.
But I love Snow Leopard and from what I hear unless you have a newish good spec Mac then Lion is slow and counter productive.
My iMac is late 2006 but still C2D.
Considering the problems reported with Lion so far I think I'll live with manual calendar and contact syncing. I have no need whatsoever for the photostream function.
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Lion is certainly worth the $30 price, however, whether you need it or not is up to you to decide. One thing to consider is if you have any applications that use PPC code as they might not run in Lion. There are also some apps which have not been updated for Lion that ran fine in Snow Leopard.

As far as iLife11 is concerned, I don't see that much of an improvement over the previous version but the only iLife app I use is iPhoto.
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The thing I found over the years is that while you may not need the OS upgrade an iDevice may require a newer version iTunes which in turn require a newer version of the OS which by then the OS is no longer available because Apple has moved on. A
classic example was Snow Leopard which has fetched some ridiculous prices from sellers on the net.
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I'm in a similar predicament and thinking of upgrading to Lion but heard lots of problems with it.
I only really want to go from Snow Leopard to Lion because I have an iPhone and wanted seamless syncing with iCloud which only works with Lion.
But I love Snow Leopard and from what I hear unless you have a newish good spec Mac then Lion is slow and counter productive.
My iMac is late 2006 but still C2D.
Considering the problems reported with Lion so far I think I'll live with manual calendar and contact syncing. I have no need whatsoever for the photostream function.
I would say you hear wrong. Lion is functioning just as fast on my '06 MBP as Snow Leopard did - which was faster than any of the previous versions of OS X.

I also have not run into any problems with Lion. However, I do not use any PPC apps.

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In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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I would say you hear wrong.
no he heard right Lion is slower even with a fresh install, I have a 2011 MBP and Snow Leopard was waaay faster than Lion is.
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Different strokes for different folks..... Lion runs just as fast or faster on both my machines and one of them is a 2008 MacBook. The only thing I don't like about Lion is the lack of Rosetta, but I guess that's what's called progress.
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