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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not that great"

    July 24, 2011  |   By guitarjoa


    Spaces easier to use


    Not enough gesture options


    Installed it on my 2009 15"mbp. Everything went slower!
    Bootup times doubled, animations were buggy. I couldn't fix it. Also I didn't like that i can only slide upwards for mission control (used to sliding down) and reposition my hand to make the 3 finger+thumb pinch to get to see the desktop (used to sliding up). Why? Give me the choice please.
    And to get Snow Leopard back i had to erase the disk and restore from time machine. But everything is smooth again, finally.....

    Updated on Jun 16, 2012

    Strange how things work out...
    Since I bought the late 2011 15" mbp, my opinion changed quite a bit.

    I still think Lion is slower than Snow Leopard on older systems, but on my new machine it is blazing fast.
    Solved my 3 finger + thumb 'problem' by just placing 4 fingers on the trackpad and spreading.
    Love the natural scrolling.
    And because of all the added functionality I never really think about Snow Leopard again.

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