The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Jul 25 2011   1:35AM GMT

Mac OS X Lion

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

I’m not a big Mac fan, nor am I a fan of Apple products… for example I am using a 3 yr old blackberry and am probably about 200% more efficient with my communication, including emails, text messages, blackberry messenger you name it… either way… you will not see me walking around with an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, you will see me with a Blackberry 9900! Anyways, I think I am done with my rant and will go back to the original article because I know there are ALOT of Apple fans out there, and I would like to please the masses. My buddy Raj had purchased a Macbook Air a while back and just updated to this OS, he said I should check it out. I figured my readers would like to read a great article that I have read myself. Here is an insert from TechNewsWorld.com

Back to the OS itself: Lion will support a new level of multi-touch gestures, and it adds features like Mission Control, which gives you a full-system vantage point; Resume, which picks a program back up from where you last left it; and AirDrop, which assists in the sharing of data from one Mac to another.
 
Conceptually, Lion is meant to meld aspects of Apple’s desktop OS lineage with a few attributes picked up from iOS, its mobile device operating system. This has the potential to simplify key elements for the benefit of the overall user experience, but there’s disagreement on whether it succeeds. Critics on one side of the debate say it occasionally crosses the line from simple to simplistic, and that certain parts of a desktop OS really should be more complex than a mobile OS. Others argue that its new features are welcome improvements, even though the transition to Lion can be a little disorienting.
 
Apple also let fly with some new hardware this week, finally taking its MacBook Air up a notch or two. The newest versions of the ultra-thin notebooks come in 11- and 13-inch sizes, and they’ll pack Intel Sandy Bridge processors, along with 4 GB of memory. Other improvements include backlit keyboards and ports for Thunderbolt, the new double-wide data pipes Apple’s been building into its latest hardware.

I haven’t had a chance to check it out myself, as Raj has been away, so I will have to wait till her get back. Check out the full article here.

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