Everyone leaps at new versions of OSX in a way that many savvy Windows users would never think of doing, and this is usually because new versions of OSX are never going to confuse and frustrate people like Vista did.
However, people’s opinions of OSX Lion tend to flicker between enthusiasm and disdain for small changes, some of them aesthetic, some of them more related to the way in which the trackpad has become more integrated, and some personal niggles that Apple’s “simple but rarely fully customisable” approach to OS design tends to exaggerate.
If you’re curious as to what these are, a good example is Apple’s worrying push towards turning OSX into an iOS clone.
Not everyone wants Launchpad, or reversed scrolling, and rumours that Apple were intending to merge the two in terms of design and functionality may not seem as far-off as they did a year ago.
But whether you’re using an O2 iPhone 4S or a Macbook Pro, chances are you’re fairly committed to the Apple experience. So what else changed?
For starters, there’s been a few major differences for those who like tinkering around on the back-end.
PowerPC applications are officially out until someone invents a workaround, which is galling for those wishing to play older games or use older software.
The new Trackpad commands can also be somewhat frustrating, as using four fingers, or even including your thumb is a hit-and-miss proposition, occasionally.
However, many are lauding OSX Lion as the coming of the messiah, and it’s hard to dissuade Apple fans from anything, given that the iPhone 4 still sold like crazy despite the widespread news of a flaw in the antenna/casing.
Apple’s commitment to high-quality products do tend to precede their announcements, however, and it’s hard not to be keen on whatever they come up with, even if you know it relegates StarCraft to the bin of history.