Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:03 PM (in response to KeanuReeves)
This is what I'm absolutely horrified about. I just bought my Mac, and the last thing I want is something as serious as this. It seems a lot of people have this very same problem. But, I'm also sure that there are people who have upgraded to Lion successfully. Do you think it's worth risking the upgrade? i might just wait until all of the bugs are ironed out...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:13 PM (in response to bobby_orr)
There isn't about trouble upgrading TO Lion...
Its about what happern's after you upgrade.
Personally, I think Lion is awesome. I love all the new features, and haven't experienced any other bugs.
The only caveat is battery performance seems to have died! My Macbook Pro (purchased late February this year) has crashed from 6 hours of battery to barely 2!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:15 PM (in response to KeanuReeves)
Imo the extra features is not worth the decreased battery performance of your machine.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:19 PM (in response to bobby_orr)
Yeah. I was quite happy with snow leopard. I didn't have any complaints.
All the new stuff is nice to have, but doesn't really fix anything that wasn't broken.
Instead it seems older apps aren't supported.
I think Snow Leopard was a great, and will zealously protect my install discs!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 1:55 AM (in response to KeanuReeves)
That's true. Rosetta is deleted (or somehow put out of action) from your Mac when installing Lion, so PowerPC applications don't work any longer on your Mac. I hope Apple learns from these discussions so they can offer us a solution to our problem in the coming weeks. From past experience I know that the first major update will be released a few weeks after the GM release, I hope that will now be the case too.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:44 PM (in response to Dustin Mcgrew)
yeah, shift_ctrl_option didnt help at all. ****!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to geekygoof)
I have the same problem. I have a early 2011 MBP and after i upgraded to lion my battery wont last more than 3 hours. I turned it off and did the alt+control+shift and it beeped at me and turned on. It worked for a few hours and then it went right back to less than 3 hours. I hope they fix this soon because i didnt drop 3000 dollars on a computer that wont last.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 3:42 AM (in response to geekygoof)
I just got my mac a couple of days ago and updated to Lion OS. It's overheating like crazy!!!! and all im doing is surfing on the web. Battery life at uni today didn't even hold up to 3hrs. screen brightness was even decreased. bah. Apple better do something about this
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 4:13 AM (in response to geekygoof)
ive gi the same problem but im a macbook user seems to be drastically reduced me too
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 4:43 PM (in response to Plomp)
Agree on this... activity monitor showed flah player being utilised over 100% when i had about 7-8 safari windows opened. i closed all but 2 windows and it is now on 50%
That is still pretty bad considering I didn't have this issue in Snow Leopard..
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to geekygoof)
I have the same problem. Plus my MBP gets very very hot (never happened in SL) and it won't come back on after i close and reopen the laptop and have to do a hard reset to bring it back on. Apple please fix this already!
Very disappointed with the whole experience.
I have a mid 2010 MBP 15" i5 2.53 Ghz 4GB Ram NVIDIA GT 330M
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 8:41 PM (in response to aa19)
Yesterday Adobe issued a Lion-compatible version of Flash Player that should not consume so much of the CPU. I am not sure how it compares to the version that was compatible with Snow Leopard when it was run under the former system, but clearly after I installed the new version into Lion, Flash Player appears nicely under control.
I suggest you completely uninstall the version of Flash Player you have and then after that install the new version of Flash Player.
1. To see whether you have an old version of Flash Player or the newest one, go to the site: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
A box on that page will tell you what version you have, and there will be a list of the current versions that are compatible with the different browsers and systems.
2. The uninstall tool is found at: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/909/cpsid_90906.html
You will find the link on that page at the words "Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller: Mac OS X, version 10.4 and later: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg (238 KB) "
3. The new Flash Player download is found at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
This is to get version 10.3.183.5
Have a good day.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 9:44 PM (in response to over-repairs computers)
I apologize. After posting the prior letter, I found that when I compared the CPU usage of my MacBook Pro with the "Lion-compatible" Flash Player to the CPU usag of my other computer, a MacBook, with the "outdated" Flash Player, they both used huge amounts of th CPU when playing the same movie in sync to the second on each unit. After installing the new version of Flash Player, I saw that the MacBook showed no clear improvement. I then opened a second window with the same movie on the newly updated MacBook, and the usage was up to 79%. I did not go further, but it seems that even the new Flash Player uses a lot of resources.
Again my apologies on not checking things out better.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2011 5:36 PM (in response to geekygoof)
Yep, me too. I thought it was my battery at first when I couldn't find anyone else noticing the same. I went through all the steps of resetting the power manager and anything else I could find but nothing right now seems to help
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2011 5:42 PM (in response to Dustin Mcgrew)
Hmmmmm... same thing I noticed too. Battery lasts half as long but the underside is hotter than normal like I had the power setting adjusted for performance instead of longer battery. I checked to make sure Lion didn't change it either. Nothing running in the background and only have Safari open and my battery charge is dropping like a brick