So being the eager computer user that I sometimes am, I did a first day upgrade of my laptop and my Mac Pro to Lion.
I have to say, I’m rather disappointed. In fact, I can easily name 7 things that I’m fairly unhappy with:
- First off, there’s the spaces glitching that I’m noticing on the Mac Pro that leaves me feeling grumpy.
- WiFi is very poor. My laptop, which never once had connectivity issues to my home WiFi, has put me through hell several times already when I switch from ethernet to WiFi.
- Spotlight. Sure, I can now search while indexing, but why does it have to reindex everything on every reboot? In this, Lion is looking more like Tiger.
- Safari #1. Um, yeah. It’s nice and fast, but buggier than it has been in ages. Hanging tabs should theoretically it seems be isolated from others, but instead one hanging tab causes all the others to go blank. Bleuch.
- Safari #2. Where’s the option to disable auto-reload of every previously open tab? Whose smart idea was it that every person wants every tab to reload on every launch? What happens if one of those tabs is opening to a crash/buggy page? Bleuch^2. (No, turning off the “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps” setting in General Preferences does not seem to make a difference here.)
- Mail. I can change every font except for the large and bulky font used for Mailbox list. Thanks Apple, I really want to know what sort of Fonts I’ll be using when I’m 70 have have vision impairment problems!
- Third party manufacturers need a kick in the pants. OK, this isn’t technically Apple or Lion’s fault, but with my Mac Pro, I have a Sonnet E2P eSATA PCI card, and a NewerTech USB<->Wireless dongle. Neither work. Yes, I could have checked for compatibility, but given these are both still being sold, and Lion has been kicking around in development for some time, I expect better. The chances of me buying any NewerTech or Sonnet equipment every again have plummeted.