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Apple announced Mac OS X Lion with considerable fanfare at its Back to the Mac event last October, and now it's dropped the first developer preview on the world -- giving us a chance to sample some of the big cat's new features and UI concepts. We installed the dev build on one of our MacBook Pros and used it over the weekend, and while we won't be able to see any huge changes in day-to-day workflow until our favorite apps are updated to take advantage of Lion, we did see plenty of interesting system-level features and additions -- and yes, iOS's influence is all over the place. Read on for a full breakdown of what's new!

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/28/m...ds-on-preview/

Lots at the link.


I'm sure some will scoff at Lion given how closely it's now starting to resemble iOS, but as the owner of an iPhone, iPad, and a couple of Macs, I'm loving it the direction it's heading in. I think it's pretty cool to have a very similar user interface across all the gadgets I use. And love how they all work together so seamlessly.
 
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Lion is designed to manage system resources for the user, in an effort to make multitasking completely seamless. That means the system can "freeze" apps in the background, kill processes, and otherwise do whatever it takes to preserve the user experience.
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This will be nice. Hopefully it comes out at the same time with the mac mini.
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"And soon all of apple's products will become one! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!"

-Quote, Steve Jobs
    
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I think trying to incorporate iOS features is a very interesting and promising idea, I guess we'll just have to see how well it's implemented, though.
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post #6 of 25
Looks nice. I kind of like OSX with some aspects
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that's cool. it'll auto shut off unused programs? my mom will probably appreciate it. she leaves like every app open and then blames me when the computer's not running super smooth.
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that's cool. it'll auto shut off unused programs? my mom will probably appreciate it. she leaves like every app open and then blames me when the computer's not running super smooth.
Mac OS X. (tech illiterate) Moms will appreciate it.
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Looks like a solid upgrade. I do think that it's a good idea that Apple in incorporating iOS features into OS X. IMO it's a good idea to unify the OS's. Hopefully the iPad 6 will come with a version of OS X.
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mac is for peasants
    
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