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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the best Operating Systems out there!"

    July 27, 2012  |   By malnushi

    Pros

    I love the multi touching gestures features, works great when going back to a page on safari or switching through desktop screens without opening the mission control application. There is a lot of multi touch gestures. Another great thing about this new OS is that it comes with a app called launch pad where when you open it, it opens a IOS type UI looking thing where it shows all your applications. It nice and very useful instead of putting a application folder on your dock, you can access a much funner looking application finder type of app. The new lock screen is what was great. A much better looking lock screen than the old one. It has the notification type of background what you see when you slide down the notification bard is IOS 5. Another great thing about Mac OS X Lion is that the price is amazing!!!! $30.00 right at the mac app store, even the thumb stick drive is $60.00. Unlike Windows computers where they release their products at $200 or more, even the older products.

    Cons

    The boot time could be a little faster, Snow leopard beat lion on the booting time so I was a little disappointed at that. It did not come with a weather app, but you can always get one at the mac app store for free or for $0.99 or more. No notification bar, but the new OS for $10 cheaper comes with it, so thats not bad, but it was a problem for some people. Launchpad has some lag to it when one page has a lot of applications in it, still no update for that even when Mac OS X Mountain Lion came out, I still have not tested Mountain Lion yet, but if I do I hope they fixed the lag. It shut down PPC applications, so you cannot use them! One ppc app is norton 11, but they came out with norton 12. Apps are trying leave PPC apps for Lion, but a lot are still ppc.

    Summary

    The OS is great, to me it beat Windows 7, Vista and all the older ones. I tried the consumer preview for Windows 8, it was fun, but OS X Lion topped it. I consider people to buy it when it was out!! But know that apple has cancelled it because Mountain Lion came out. I consider people to download that. Your in luck if you did not buy OS X Lion because the new one Mountain Lion is $20 (EXACT PRICE = $21).

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