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Lion is the eighth release of the Macintosh operating system from Apple.

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Pros

Mission Control, combines Exposé, Spaces and Dashboard into a single interface

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automatic document saving and reversions

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Full multi-touch compatibility in many sections of the operating system

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preview app now supports Microsoft Office documents, PDFs

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affordable upgrade cost of $30

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option to resume your session on boot (re-opens all applications and documents, and sets everything just as it was when you shut down)

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Mac App store, some iOS apps will be available

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smooth and easy upgrade from previous generations of OSX

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iOS developers will have a higher exposure with the Mac App Store

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adds a full screen window button, resizing via any window border

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Inherits familiar iOS features (good for existing iOS users)

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Most advanced operating system in the world

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Cons

Some native apps (Address Book) have been over simplified

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can only be upgraded from a fully updated copy of Snow Leopard, and from the online App Store - no physical media updates

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no Rosetta - compatibility with older PPC Mac applications is lost

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Why move a computer OS closer towards a mobile OS?

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Lion is the eighth release of the Macintosh operating system from Apple. As the successor to 2009’s Snow Leopard, this version of the operating system introduces several features borrowed from Apple’s iOS mobile platform. The Mac App Store aims to provide users with a simple way of purchasing and updating apps, similar to the system found on the iPhone and iPad. Launchpad serves as a multifunctional application launcher, giving users rows of icons and folders for straight-forward access to their most used programs, similar to iOS. Many apps will have "full-screen" modes that use the entire display, and multiple full-screen apps can be running at once. For the first time in a Mac OS, there is an autosave function that backs up work. There is also a "Resume" function that reloads apps to precisely where they were before a system restart. "Mission Control" is a feature that displays all running programs and full-screen apps, allowing one-click access to any given running program. Lion also updates gesture controls, with new motions for changing between apps, instantly viewing Mission Control, and navigation and zoom functions. The "Air Drop" function allows wireless file sharing even without a Wi-Fi network, as long as potential recipients are close. "Versions" compiles various edits of the same file or document to display its development. Lion will also include numerous tweaks to the existent Snow Leopard applications, interface, and navigation.

Features
  • Mac App Store
  • Launchpad with folders
  • Full-screen apps
  • Mission Control
  • Multi-touch gestures
  • Autosave
  • Versions document snapshots
  • Resume functions restores apps
  • Air Drop wireless sharing
  • Includes iLife ‘11
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