Dennis Ritchie has died. He was one of the fathers of Unix and the C programming language. If you use a Mac or Linux based computer, you are deeply indebted to him.
I upgraded yesterday with absolutely no problems. The longest part were the downloads, and all the installs were glitch free. YMMV, so it may be wise to pay attention to Stephen Green’s forecast for Friday when a million or so iPhones 4S come alive:
Folks, tomorrow is gonna be ugly. I don’t see how Apple gets this thing sorted out before the weekend is over. I’d be pleased as punch to be wrong, but mark my words: Tomorrow is gonna be ugly.
The hard drive on my MacBook went flakey on me.
I got it replaced quickly while I waited in the Apple Store in Columbia, MD, under AppleCare.
Even though the store was packed, the service was, prompt, competent, and friendly.
Thanks, James B!
I’m an Apple Developer so I was able to evaluate the pre-release versions of OS 10.7, and I was generally pleased with each succeeding release. I’ve been using the public version since it became available from the App Store. Other than minor tweaks to setting for new functions (such as new track pad gestures), there have been no problems. The only program that I really still used that didn’t have an upgraded version was AppleWorks, and I was only using it to create simple drawings. I replaced it with EazyDraw.
I wasn’t sure how I would get on with the “reversed” scrolling, but I’ve adapted to it quickly. There is now more interface similarity between my MacBook Pro and my iOS devices, and I like that my notebook is now more like my iPad.