My 10 minute run down of OS X 10.7


So…OS X 10.7 – first thoughts of the developer preview are good, as with every bit of new technology I am open to change, and I actually like change.  Some say I bore too easily, others appreciate my hunger to always be on the bleeding edge!

I was quite impressed with some of the features ‘out of the box’ of 10.7, equally some actually made me wonder why…

The things I had to switch back almost immediately was the reverse scrolling…This bothered me, yes I know it’s aimed towards the iPadTouch screen generation, but sliding up on the touch padmouse to go down is just wrong on so many levels. Luckily they made it simple to reverse!

It’s the check box right at the top of the Trackpadmouse preferences screens.

The only other thing which bothered me out of the box, was the lack of colours of finders sidebar icons.  Now I know this is personal preference – and I would put money on a way to reverse this change, who know’s I may get used to it.   On the flipside, I really do love the new features – the vanishing scroll bars and the launch pad really do make the return to 10.6 difficult.

Then, there’s the ‘more info’ screen, which has turned more into a one stop shop dashboard for your Mac’s critical components…I like it 🙂

…and last, but by no means list is the long awaited ‘launch pad’, bringing you that iPadiOS look and feel to your Applications folder:

I can’t wait for the release of 10.7, and I can virtually guarantee I will be installing on the day of release…

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Infrastructure Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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