So, I had pretty much a flawless computer experience going between all of my machines and devices.
I've since installed Lion in my machines and iCloud in all of my devices and what's ensued has been
an experience only surpassed by Windows users... maybe.
The number of problems is too many to list here, but my main question is... have you experienced the following and
if so, found any work-arounds?
-Lion has made all of my machines decidedly slower. One is a white, intel Imac, one is a 2 year old MBP, and too afraid
to istall Lion in my 2010 Mac Pro, as it's my main business machine and I can't afford to make it as sluggish as the others.
Crashes, slow performance, spinning wheels and irregular performance, all the norm. Anyone find a cure for this?
-Mail is awful. Not only is the newer mail app cluttered and confusing, I'm finding that mails are being delted and become
impossible to find. I'm assuming we're stuck with this new format once we "upgrade" to Lion?
My mail also regularly just stops working on all devices, sending a "incorrect password" message.... and then randomly
continues working some time after that.
-iCloud's web-based mail and services: wow, just when I thought it couldn't get worse than Mobile Me's web-based mail.
Literally, this service works for me about 50% of the time... at best. The other half, it says "cannot load mail page... send report to
Apple." The other half of the time, it does load... but usually only for a few functions before crashing again.
Because I'm too terrified to load Lion into my main (newer) Mac... I have to access my mail via the web-based server. What do I
do if it doesn't work?
Calender - Publishing calendars has become sketchy and so I'm basically going to stop. More oddly, I seem to be getting multiple
repeats of the same item on my calender... randomly.... and only on one of my machiens.
The only upside in all of this is that my iPod/iPad and iPhone seem to be fairly stable. Not as good as before the "upgrades" but
at least useable.
Just wondering if anyone else's computer life has been ruined like this... and what you did? Anyone else go back to Snow Leopard?
Do I consider moving to Google mail and just ditching all iCloud services? I can't imagine anything being worse. My lame Yahoo mail is
twice as dependable as my Mac Mail, now.
I'm coming up on 20 years of using Macs, and this is the biggest mess I've seen. Sorry for the rant, but I'm on the verge of commiting
computer suicide. (i.e. moving to Windows 8 or something equally awful.)
Any suggestions for any of this myriad of problems is greatly appreciated.