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jarturoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've seen many comments about people having different problems and trouble with the new OS X Lion, does anyone recommend me to download it? My current OS is Mac OS X 10.6.7.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,115 points)

    I do. I've been using it a while and every install and upgrade was easy and flawless.

     

    Of course, if you read all the stuff here you'll be convinced that it's a disaster. All the folks who don't have a problem don't come here.

     

    Back up first

  • jarturoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does it work with Microsoft Office?

  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 Level 4 (1,220 points)

    In a word...Yes.

     

    Just remember, the only people posting are the ones having problems. You don't the the larger group without problems (unless they are here helping out) because they are busy using their newly installed OS.

     

    Some people have had problems with MS office, but others have said it works for them.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    Office 2011 is fine. Office 2008 works but the installer is PowerPC-only and so won't run in Lion; not a problem if you're upgrading an existing installation unless something goes wrong. Office 2004 will not work at all.

     

    Regards.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    I don't advise installing if your not competant in going back to Snow Leopard where everything "just works"

     

    Make a note of everyone's issues what works and don't work, check with your thrid party software and printer drivers and then make a decision for yourself.

     

    Got any Rosetta programs? They will not work for one thing. Office for another, Quicken for another....

     

    Get the picture?

     

     

    The people with bricked machines are not posting here because they can't.

  • jarturoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THAK YOU

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,705 points)
    I've seen many comments about people having different problems and trouble with the new OS X Lion, does anyone recommend me to download it? My current OS is Mac OS X 10.6.7.

     

    You will find that if you wait 4- 6 months after a new OS upgrade, before you install it, the pain will be reduced.

     

    I am waiting for Lion to be released on DVD before I make the change.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    Ziatron wrote:

     

    I am waiting for Lion to be released on DVD before I make the change.

     

    You make your own now.

     

     

    Backup Lion Bootable 10.7  Disk

    Purchase and download Lion from the Mac App Store on any Lion compatible Mac running Snow Leopard.

    1. Right click on “Mac OS X     Lion”     installer and choose the option to     “Show Package Contents.”
    2. Inside the Contents folder     that     appears you will find a SharedSupport     folder and inside the     SharedSupport folder     you will find the “InstallESD.dmg.” This is         the Lion boot disc image we have all been waiting for.
    3. Copy “InstallESD.dmg” to         another folder like the Desktop.
    4. Launch Disk Utility and click     the     burn button.
    5. Select the copied “InstallESD.dmg” as the image to     burn,     insert a standard sized 4.7 GB DVD,     and wait for your new Lion Boot     Disc to come     out toasty hot.

    With this disc you can boot any Lion compatible Mac, andinstall10.7 just like you installed previous version of Mac OS X. Youcan even use Disk Utility's Restore function to image your Lion bootdisc image onto a external drive suitable for performing a cleaninstall on a optical-drive-less MacBook Air, or Mac mini server.

  • macbookairgeek Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Lion is going to be released on a USB flash drive at the end of august for around $70.

  • Mike 2 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Says who? Please post link(s) to support that.

     

    Cheers

  • silviufromoradea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have installed Lion on my MacBook but my Microsoft 2004 does not work anymore. TD from Apple Support COmunities told me that I should upgrade my Microsoft. I have tried that but afterwards ...On trying to upgrade the Microsoft package for MAC I am told that Power PC apps are no longer supported.

     

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    Prof. Silviu Tatu

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (41,010 points)

    You need to buy Microsoft Office 2011.

  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (41,010 points)

    If you do decide to download it, update to Mac OS X 10.6.8 first.

     

    Be sure you don't have any PowerPC applications that you still want to use (such as Microsoft Office 2004, AppleWorks, Quicken, some games, etc.), because they won't work with Lion.

  • Shaun Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No dont do it. Wait until the problems are fixed. My mail does not work which is a complete disaster. You would think something as important as this would be addressed at testing. Some new features but nothing that warrants turning a usable computer into unusable.

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