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LOL, not that I'm aware of, but you never know. From what I saw, it's her inability to NOT save any attachment she gets in an email. Remember, that I just wrote down the top level and didn't drill down. She organizes well, and everything is in folders. She has so many videos on quilt making that it boggles the mind, and I'm pretty sure everything Bob Ross did too. On another note, I do find it almost amusing that we live in a world where grandkids have to wonder...
I don't think there's anything wrong with content being visually dominant. The problem I have is that Lion seems to be ignoring non-power users when there are plenty of them using Macs. While you may find the minimalism and the monochromatic look of Lion to be ascetically pleasing, there are many others that need the variation to successfully interact with the OS. The changes to the buttons is a wrong choice in my opinion. The buttons the US uses now (the oblong ones)...
Admittedly, Lion is a transition toward a desktop-not-required future. We're still living in the present, however, and those of us who are the family and friend "tech support" are facing easy of use issues with this release. The iPad is something I'll be working to get everyone transitioned to, but it's going to take time, and I have yet to find that tree that grows money. The iPad has limitations regarding data storage, and still must be synced with a Mac in order to...
Well the good news for you, and everyone else in your profession, is that you're getting your wish. I really do hope you enjoy using Lion. I may upgrade to it for specific features, but I won't admit that I like it and the way it looks.
And I see things completely differently. If the OS turned into what you suggested, I'd be taking away my older relatives computers and handing them a pen, paper, and some stamps. I have a hard enough time dealing with everything become monochromatic to the point it has in Snow Leopard. Completely removing the Dock would be too much for far too many people to take. As it is, I doubt I'll find a use for App Launcher because I don't have that many apps on my Mac to begin...
And this I can work with. You, having converted many people like I have are likely dealing with people in your immediate family who look to you as their own personal "tech support", just like I have. I've 12 people in my family using Macs, all above the age of 55 (yea baby-boomers). While the direction Lion is taking may be appealing to those working in graphics, or other visual industries, I'm dealing with an aunt who's 68 years old and intimidated by a trackpad, much...
Because I disagree with the way Lion is turning out, and that I'm not praising the design of the OS, it's color palette, and it's elimination of scrollbars, is reason enough to suggest that my opinion as a lifelong Mac user holds no merit here? There are plenty of people in this thread who are very happy with the direction the OS is taking, and they've made their points. When I asked what would make me pleasantly surprised by Lion, you suggest I not be allowed to post? ...
I'd never take advice from someone who has a gray screen by choice. You certainly aren't the rule, you're the exception. The iOS has one or two people buying Apple products because it's colorful. You must really hate that. I do have an iPhone and I won't give it up. It has far more color on the puny screen than I've seen in Lion so far. As for your Windows comment, you're clearly mistaken, I've been with Mac since System 7. I've never owned a Windows PC, and the...
You say I may be pleasantly surprised, by what might I ask? I've seen the same screen captures you have. What is it that I may find so pleasing? You're talking to someone that was elated when 10.0 came out and I got to experience aqua after 9.2. My first 600 MHz iBook (my first laptop ever) ran both OS's and I used them both. I loved the look of OS X. I loved seeing my friends who were Windows lovers (and some still are today) looking at how fantastic it looked on...
You are the kind of guy that prefers all gray and boring? Steve said we'd want to lick the screen. From what I've seen so far, I don't eve want to look at the UI. It's just not at all appealing. It's like the only color they have to work with is gray. That may have been acceptable prior to HD screens, but these days, it's like we're being forced to be colorblind. The world is full of color, and Mac OS X used to be. Now it's gray upon gray upon gray. Someone ought...
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