Apple OS X Lion

OS X Lion - a walk in the Park

I am a convert. April 2009 was the month where I received my MacBook Pro. After 23 years with a PC and Windows I decided it was time for a change.

The possibility of running Windows on the Mac (using Parallels) made the decision much easier. Also the file compatibility between most applications didn’t make the change so daring.

We still have 4 PC’s in my company and we recently upgraded them all from Windows XP to Windows 7.  The upgrade was a major operation as we had to reinstall all applications again. Nevertheless, Windows 7 was a good experience. All PC users are happy now and we have much less support work to do. Data migration was a walk in the park, since we are using Dropbox.

The other day I received a message from Apple that the new Lion version of OS X was available from the App Store. Price was DKK 179 (EUR 24). I checked it out and decided to give it a try.

Before going to bed I started the download.  The next morning the file was ready to be installed.  I started the installation process and went out for a bike ride.  When I came back the stuff was installed. I started the Mail application and was told that the mail database needed to me migrated.  I said: “Go for it” and went for a shower. After the shower I did my breakfast. When I sat down to enjoy the fruit and the juice the Mac was ready for business.

OK, they did change some of the ways you navigate.  That took a little while to get used to. I went through the nice tutorial explaining the 250 new features and I a very pleased with the improvements.

I must say that Apple has done a very nice job.  Upgrading to OS X Lion was a “no brainer”. I have had ZERO interruption of my production and I fell I am even more productive now with the new Lion features.