Mac OS X Lion

posted over a year ago on my initial thoughts of updating to Lion.  Earlier this year I did start using Lion but only as a result of replacing my ageing Core Duo iMac with a reconditioned 27 inch, i7 3.4 GHz iMac.  This came with Lion installed and other than having some problems with the wi-fi (a common challenge judging by this thread, but solved in my case by using different names for my 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks and fixing the iMac to the 5GHz network)

After running Lion on the new machine for a month or so, I bought Lion and updated my MacBook.  I had been doubtful about how well it would run on a Core 2 Duo 2GHz machine with only 2GB of memory, but in fact it seems to run as well as Snow Leopard.  I only tend to use the MacBook for e-mail and web browsing when away, or occasional use of Aperture when away from home, although Aperture is pretty slow on it (and always has been).

I think it is now time to update the iMac to Mountain Lion, but I’m still waiting to make sure that everything I use regularly on the machine is ready for Mountain Lion.  I’ve tended to reduce the amount of applications I use these days, but those that I do I tend to rely on, so don’t want any surprises.

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