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Fri 20 May 2011

New Lion, Dev Preview 3, Worst of the Lot

Category : Technology/LionDevPreview3.txt

Developer Preview 3 of Lion doesn't work on the Thunderbolt MacBook Pro. Fortunately I backed up all my Lion-related work before I did the Software Update. The MacBook Pro refuses to boot up after the update.

I dropped the Lion partition, re-created it, and then installed Developer Preview 3 from scratch. Again, the MBP hung on startup and I gave up at this point.

I do have Preview 3 running on an older iMac Core 2 Duo. But Safari keeps getting stuck when loading web pages.

I hate the look of Lion. Will this be Apple's Vista? That's a distinct possibility. Has Apple been hiring a lot of refugees from Microsoft? Use Lion and you'll feel that thought creeping up on you.

I've no doubt that Apple has done a lot of performance tweaking in the innards of Lion. Lion does feel faster than Snow Leopard for tasks like mounting a remote shared volume. But the user interface really sucks, I finally decided, and that's not what you want to hear about Apple. (NeXT's grey interface has a dignified, understated elegance - if that's what they wanted to bring back, they failed).

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