Upgrading process Lion

gadgetgw

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Does the upgrade just apply over the existing OS-X (Snow Leopard) or is it a fresh install and I need to re-install all the apps again.
 
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it's actually pretty simple, you get the cd, pop it in, turn off, turn on, boot to cd and upgrade. or you can upgrade without the cd boot up, but 2 things to be aware of:

1) lion tends to crash, at least the one that i was testing.
2) to save space on your hard drive, it's better to backup your docs and do a clean install.
 

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CD? I didn't think there is a CD option.
 

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it's actually pretty simple, you get the cd, pop it in, turn off, turn on, boot to cd and upgrade. or you can upgrade without the cd boot up, but 2 things to be aware of:

1) lion tends to crash, at least the one that i was testing.
2) to save space on your hard drive, it's better to backup your docs and do a clean install.
dude, if you obviously haven't done the upgrade, don't give out instructions.
 

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just did an upgrade. had a few bumps to iron out, but nothing huge.
 

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had to reinstall iTunes 10.5 beta, had to update my mouse driver, and my eSATA card drivers are not compatible.

To be honest, I'm not really digging the iOS-influenced features. I guess they may be useful on a macbook, but I think they're just superfluous in a desktop environment.
 

patrickj

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To be honest, I'm not really digging the iOS-influenced features. I guess they may be useful on a macbook, but I think they're just superfluous in a desktop environment.
Oh, I could see that being the case. You can turn them off if you want though right? Or most of them anyway?
 

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had to reinstall iTunes 10.5 beta, had to update my mouse driver, and my eSATA card drivers are not compatible.

To be honest, I'm not really digging the iOS-influenced features. I guess they may be useful on a macbook, but I think they're just superfluous in a desktop environment.
Are iTeleport and AirVideo working okay for you?
 

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Download just finished. I'm copying the file to a flash drive so I can install it on my MacBook after I install it on my iMac since the file will be deleted after the install. I'm also going to burn a bootable disk with Disk Utility really quick before I install it so I can do a clean install at some point if I need to.
http://osxdaily.com/2011/06/08/create-burn-bootable-mac-os-x-lion-install-disc/
 

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My upgrades all went perfectly. Pretty slick.

I did make a bootable USB stick for it in case needed. I'm keeping my air's OS stick and will just keep the other with Lion just in case I want to go back to SL.

I am getting more and more into mission control. I used spaces extensively and this seems to complete the picture.

I will say that smart zoom with my magic mouse on the mini was annoying as it was too easily inadvertently activated. Had to disable it, at least for now.

Michael
 

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Oh, I could see that being the case. You can turn them off if you want though right? Or most of them anyway?
Well most of them aren't intrusive at all (like launchpad, which is truly useless unless i'm missing something). The only thing I had to actively disable was the silly reverse-scrolling.