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ROOAAAAARRRR!!!! erm Lion's out...

Postby afterworks » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:47 pm

Yup, Lions out.

Am at home with nothing to do before heading back out on tour so have taken the plunge on my laptop.

Will let you know how it goes!
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Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Plus Mac Mini and MacBook air updates.
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Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Farewell to the humble Macbook, though.

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Postby Bob Bickerton » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Just ordered a new Mac Mini - for admin not audio.............

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Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:32 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Farewell to the humble Macbook, though.

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How so?
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Postby chris... » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:45 pm

macbook pro or macbook air only now
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Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:53 pm

Holy poop.. i7, in a Mini!?? :ooo:
SSD as an option even.
Rapid little machine!

Still spendy however.. But oh so nice!
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Re: ROOAAAAARRRR!!!! erm Lion's out...

Postby MadManDan » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:48 pm

Doesn't this "always saving for you" crap bother anybody? Just me?
I am a save aholic, every 3 minutes or so. I don't want or need it done for me all the time.
I like to save, do a bunch of edits, and if I don't like them, revert to saved, which is now impossible. I guess auto save can be disabled
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Postby desmond » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:23 pm

MadManDan wrote:Doesn't this "always saving for you" crap bother anybody? Just me?
I am a save aholic, every 3 minutes or so. I don't want or need it done for me all the time.
I like to save, do a bunch of edits, and if I don't like them, revert to saved, which is now impossible. I guess auto save can be disabled

Yes. It massively worries me. It means I can no longer choose what and when to commit to disk.
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Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:47 pm

desmond wrote:
MadManDan wrote:Doesn't this "always saving for you" crap bother anybody? Just me?
I am a save aholic, every 3 minutes or so. I don't want or need it done for me all the time.
I like to save, do a bunch of edits, and if I don't like them, revert to saved, which is now impossible. I guess auto save can be disabled

Yes. It massively worries me. It means I can no longer choose what and when to commit to disk.

Perhaps it's auto-save but not as we know it. Maybe it's something more like Time Machine, saving back-ups that can be retrieved somewhere other than over the actual file itself. So it won't be like hitting Apple S all the time and if you quit without saving there might be later back-ups than your last saved file but the last saved file will remain untouched - hope so because otherwise, yup that's way too "Nanny OS".
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Re: ROOAAAAARRRR!!!! erm Lion's out...

Postby desmond » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:52 pm

jellyjim wrote:Perhaps it's auto-save but not as we know it. Maybe it's something more like Time Machine, saving back-ups that can be retrieved somewhere other than over the actual file itself. So it won't be like hitting Apple S all the time and if you quit without saving there might be later back-ups than your last saved file but the last saved file will remain untouched - hope so because otherwise, yup that's way too "Nanny OS".

I expect it will be like the implementation of FCPX, but including versions. Ie, the app is always committing what you do to disk all the time. That's what you'd make if you were designing a computer system for "the rest of us" - ie, people that are too stupid to work out how to save stuff... :frown:
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Postby mankind-nil » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:15 pm

Warning - from other forums, it seems that Logic Pro 8 does not install (yet?) on Lion. Any such users should be careful!
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Postby chris... » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:37 pm

Well, it's running OK here (so far on a non-music machine).

They've effed around with Spaces, in what does not initially appear to be a good way...
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Postby Neokoenig » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:20 pm

Immediate things to note here:

By default, scrolling now goes the other way (a la iPad) which I've changed immediately - didn't feel natural at all.

Upgrade process worked, but not '33 minutes'. Try 1 hour and 20.

Really not sure about this whole mission control thing yet (as already mentioned) but we'll see.

New mail is an improvement in some respects, pointless in others.

Otherwise fine so far, but nothing much to shout about yet.
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Postby Gary M » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:33 pm

Logic 9 now does full screen. really good only logic on screen and nothing else. works well for me. Liking lion so far.
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Postby afterworks » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:48 pm

Working well for me to.

I love Mail, when I'm not behind a lighting desk I'm emailing some production muppet about lights so I have loads. Works much better for me.

Launch pad is nice to.

My version of Logic 9.1.1 isn't working, but i suspect this is because I haven't updated it for ages as this is my out and about machine. Not going to update the Mac Pro until everything works lovely.

I also switched the scroll, to alien the other way.

So far so good.
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Postby ken long » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:14 pm

Just to let you know UAD doesn't support Lion yet.

I'm going to upgrade. If only for the full screen option.


But not yet.
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Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:04 pm

Very slow install!

33 minutes

27 minutes

Back to 30 minutes

Stayed at 30 minutes for another 15 minutes

Then got down to 6 minutes

But has now jumped to 18 minutes!

Lame
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Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:58 pm

Oh dear ... it doesn't seem to like Photoshop CS5 ... that'll be tomorrow's client deadline missed then .. whoops :frown:
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Re: ROOAAAAARRRR!!!! erm Lion's out...

Postby jellyjim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:08 pm

jellyjim wrote:Oh dear ... it doesn't seem to like Photoshop CS5 ... that'll be tomorrow's client deadline missed then .. whoops :frown:


oh it's recovered, phew

launch pad makes it do an iphone impression with your apps only it shows _everything_ including the little apps you forgot you'd downloaded and were just hanging out in your applications folder ... hopefully you can be selective

i quite like mission control

it feels a bit sluggish but it might be because spotlight is indexing my drives

full screen is nice ... the animation is a bit slow, i'm on quite an old machine

there's a general reworking of the look - like most of it but definitely don't like the cross hatch thing - you'll see what i mean

scroll direction is reversed, change back in system prefs > mouse
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