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    Is Lion stable
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    Is Lion stable
    When Lion OS was launched, I read the reviews at the time and I saw there were a number of folks claiming that it caused problems on their imacs.
    Many wished they never installed it and resorted back to Snow Leopard.

    What is the state of play now?
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    Is Lion stable

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    Only been using it for a few hours. I had the same reservations as you but I had to install it to cure some iOS5/iCloud problems that I was having. It looks and operates great to me and everything now syncs wonderfully over wireless and the screen/desktop enhancements are excellent with a magic trackpad. I'm still finding my way around it but so far I am impressed.
    The download/install process can be quite slow. Once I started to download it it launched a Lion icon into my dashboard with a status bar but after about 30 minutes it came up with an error about the connection and would I like to re-try which I did. The Lion icon then disappeared but App store still said it was 'Installing" although there was no evidence of this. I decided to leave it and I'm glad I did because about an hour later it launched the install automatically.
    It is quite long winded but to be honest for £21 I'm definitely not complaining.
    If you are going to do it, do a back up, run a software update, repair disk permissions etc beforehand.
    One anomaly I had was with iTunes when I launched it it said that the OS didn't recognise that version and needed to update it even though I'd run a software update beforehand,it was probably something to do with my botched iOS5/iCloud install.
    Your specs look good for Lion by the way...to be honest looking at the way Apple software and enhancements are going resistance would be futile.
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    where did you download it from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeferret View Post
    When Lion OS was launched, I read the reviews at the time and I saw there were a number of folks claiming that it caused problems on their imacs.
    Many wished they never installed it and resorted back to Snow Leopard.

    What is the state of play now?
    Very stable for me .... no issues what so ever.
    Best upgrade ever.

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    It feels pretty much the same as Snow Leopard. There are a few cosmetic changes and new features that I don't really use. IE Launchpad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    It feels pretty much the same as Snow Leopard. There are a few cosmetic changes and new features that I don't really use. IE Launchpad.
    Agreed. All in all I would have been just as happy staying with Snow Leopard had it not been for the Lion requirement for continued cloud based push support.

    I still need to retest battery life, last time I tried it was still worse. I've ended up disabling Time Machine etc all in an effort to cut down on processor cycles.
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    Mine has been stable so far did the upgrade from day 1 and I removed non compatible apps before hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Agreed. All in all I would have been just as happy staying with Snow Leopard had it not been for the Lion requirement for continued cloud based push support.
    Yes - that's what's going to push me to Lion soon also. :sigh: Probably as soon as my 4s gets here - which is likely still a few weeks away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximillian93 View Post
    where did you download it from?
    The App Store UK
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