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mac2112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a MBP, about 2 yrs old. Thinking of upgrading to Lion so that I can take "advantage" of icloud. Heard conflicting advice as to weather or not its a good idea. Have all the issues been sorted out? I'd love some real insight from users here

 

thanks

  • 1. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,795 points)

    It really is irrelevant to your decision. If you want iCloud you must upgrade to Lion.

  • 2. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    mac2112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right, that's why I said i was "thinking" about upgrading. If there are tons of known issues with Lion, ill wait on icloud. Does it work ok with CS5? Any help would be great

     

    thanks

  • 3. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    bobwild Level 4 Level 4 (1,520 points)

    What? There are issues? I have been running Lion since release date on an iMAC and had no issues with Lion.

  • 4. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,380 points)

    mac2112 wrote:

     

    Have all the issues been sorted out? I'd love some real insight from users here

     

    thanks

     

    No, neither have the issues been sorted out in Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Panther, ...... or ever DOS

  • 5. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,730 points)

    Are there any Power PC applications or hardware drivers that you are addicted to? If you upgrade to Lion it will be "Farewell" to Rosetta forever. Otherwise just go ahead and enjoy Lion.

     

     

    Léonie

  • 6. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    GlennW Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)

    You will get conflicting advice regarding just about any technology purchase or upgrade you ever consider.  With every change some people love it and some people hate it. Lion has generated more passionate responses than most (although if you go back and look at some of the posts from when Snow Leopard first came out you will see a lot of negative comments there as well).  This is most likely due to the combination of new features that are very controversial (versions, autosave, Launchpad, Mission Control), the loss of support for older Power PC software, and that some users continue to have stability issues.

     

    For answers to your Adobe questions look here.

     

    Bottom line, as Kappy says, if you want iCloud you need to upgrade. If you do want to upgrade, make sure the software you currently use is compatible with Lion or has a compatible upgrade available that you are willing to buy.  Your hardware should be fine running Lion.  You will be happiest if your MBP has at least 4 GB of memory.  If you run memory-intensive programs or tend to have lots of apps open simultaneously put in as much memory as you can afford.  A two year old MBP should support 8 GB.  That's what I have in my late 2008 MacBook.

  • 7. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    leonieDF wrote:

     

    Are there any Power PC applications or hardware drivers that you are addicted to? If you upgrade to Lion it will be "Farewell" to Rosetta forever. Otherwise just go ahead and enjoy Lion.

     

     

    Léonie

    That's a very critical point.  I had one PPC application (Quicken) that I used a lot and would have gladly paid for an Intel version if one was available.  I did find a poor substitute (Quicken Essentials) that functions with Intel machines.  I deliberately held off my upgrade until I was confident that I would have no need to access the old Quicken files.  I now have Lion and couldn't be happier (except, of course, for the crappy Quicken Essentials).

  • 8. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    mac2112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All good and fair responses, thanks!

     

    Couple questions, slightly off topic so I'm sorry. If i go with Lion and migrate to the icloud. Will I still be able to update and manage my iweb site that is currently on mobile me? If not, what happens if I need to change something?

     

    And regarding the Adobe "known Issues", I've seen that page before. Do I have to purchase or do anything to the CS5 that I currently have?

     

    Thanks much

  • 9. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Yes, you can migrate to iCloud and keep your iWeb site on MM at least until they pull the plug some eight months from now.  I've done it myself and I'm using the ample warning time to look into alternatives.

     

    My CS5 works fine.  Absolutely no issues whatever.

  • 10. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    I tried Quicken Essentials but only after I bought it did I discover how truly poor of a substitute it was. In fact for me it was so poor that even after paying for QE I dumped it anyway for iBank.

     

    Allan

  • 11. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    I tried Quicken Essentials but only after I bought it did I discover how truly poor of a substitute it was. In fact for me it was so poor that even after paying for QE I dumped it anyway for iBank.

     

    Allan

    I tried iBank but had difficulty with it.  It was unable to access most of my financial organizations.  Honestly, I didn't do too much troubleshooting with it because the data conversion didn't work too well and I was spending every waking hour tweaking the data.  I'm thinking about changing over on the first of the new year and starting out blank.

  • 12. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    mac2112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Philly Phan.

     

    And will I be able to make changes to the site? Basically continue to use it and iweb exactly the same way, until june 2012 of course, right?

     

    Thanks

  • 13. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,705 points)

    mac2112 wrote:

     

    Thanks Philly Phan.

     

    And will I be able to make changes to the site? Basically continue to use it and iweb exactly the same way, until june 2012 of course, right?

     

    Thanks

    Yes.  iWeb functions with Lion exactly as it did with SL.  Since upgrading to Lion some ten days ago, I modified my web site twice.

  • 14. Re: Thinking of upgrading to Lion. Need opinions
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    I had exactly the opposite experience between Quicken and iBank. I never was able to get anything downloaded to Quicken from any banks I work with. On the other hand iBank, in their latest version, was able to connect up first try. Online banking was one of the big fixes in this latest version.

     

    Allan

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