Have any of you upgraded to the OS X Lion? I installed it yesterday, and while I like it, a lot has changed. Anyway, if you have it, what are your impressions?
We'll be getting it soon here. I'll put it on my MacBook Pro and play around with it when we get it.
What are your thoughts? I mean, besides that a lot has changed.
The first thing that I'll say is that you're going to have fun with the trackpad on your MBP after installing Lion. Scrolling is backwards now. In order to scroll down a page, you now have to 2-finger swipe UP on the trackpad. This is to simulate "pushing the page up" as if it were a piece of paper sitting in front of you. In order to go back a page, you formerly swiped your fingers to the left on your trackpad, but now you swipe them to the right. Little things like that. Those things can, however, be changed back to the Snow Leopard settings in the settings menu.
I would recommend immediately going into "System Preferences" > General and un-check the "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps". If you don't do this, Safari (and everything else) will open to the pages and tabs that you had open when you quit the last session. For example, if you're on "online banking" sites
when you quit safari, that's going to be the page you see the next time you start Safari.
The new Mission Control icon in the dock is useful for switching between programs, but it really seems to do the same thing as the F3 button did in Snow Leopard.
Launchpad is pretty cool, although I am so used to just using Spotlight to open specific programs that aren't on the dock. It puts all of your applications in 'iPad'-format display on your screen. (See examples below).
In all, I do like it...and I think that you probably will as well. I was a bit hesitant because I hate digital-only delivery, but I was able to install it on both my MacBook and iMac simultaneously from the AppStore. Here are some screenshots:
Main screen relatively unchanged:
Launchpad:http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v413/ ... 2822PM.png
This is what happens when you use the 2-finger swipe to the left, which was previously how you would go 'back' on a webpage: