Cheers... I should have said twice their performance (in the case of the fast 3D racing games which only get to a crappy 29FPS)... but that might be a gfx issue.
I wish I could afford to make just a dollar a year.
Just Buy a Mac
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First impressions of Mountain Lion (the near final developer release):
- wicked fast
- 90% of the bugs I reported in Lion have been resolved and fixed. (still not fixed in Lion, nor do I think they will be)
- Dictation works extremely well.
- Safari 6 is blazingly fast. iCloud shared tabs is a neat feature.
- iCloud integration is further refined (really waiting for iCloud aware Pages/Numbers/Keynote)
- Appears to be compatible with all software that ran under Lion (minus non-cocoa apps, i.e. Carbon apps)
- has a new version of Java
- has more agressive malware detection
Overall, it is, so far, a pleasure to be using it. Every annoyance about Lion is gone (no more spinning pizza of death), and it works consistently well, so far, on all the hardware that I installed it - Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro.
This one's a keeper.
And they also mentioned that one download is good for ALL your personal macs? No more "family pack" then?
Always been that way since Lion - just like any other app.
*BUMP* The MEOW is now HERE~!!!!
AND IT'S AMAZING...!
Amazingly fast right? Going to get it now.
So really, Lion wasn't just $30 for those who bought it online -- the COMPLETE package, with the Mountain Lion "upgrade" is 50 bucks (20 for ML). You just NEED the whole set, after all.
We pretty much subsidised the development of ML through Lion.
I will be doing my upgrade soon, looking forward to seeing how it is.
Just like to point out the awesome, some bugs and some gripes so far (boy, that was fast):
• simultaneous log-in - If someone on another mac is logged into their computer with a non-admin account, you can log-in with the admin account of that computer via your computer using Screen Sharing. This means uninterrupted workflow for the other user (until you start ejecting their external drives and messing with their System settings...)
• speed - 'nuff said
• look up a word - with a three-finger single-tap. In Lion it required a three-finger double-tap. ML works better, faster
• Launchpad - now behaves, doesn't move around icons and loads hell lot faster on boot than it ever did in Lion
• Safari - pinch to zoom out and swipe to other tabs
• Notification Centre - Tweet Sheets!
• Contacts (formerly known as Address Book): You can actually drag the window past the menu bar. Normally this isn't possible -- windows aren't supposed to be able to be dragged past the menu bar.
• Safari 6 - when you switch to Private browsing, you can't do the three-finger tap to bring up the dictionary definition of a word. The pop-up window closes. Some forms and items will get stuck and won't load either until you quit and restart Safari -- also related to Private Browsing.
• Notification Centre - The Tweet page can get stuck if you close the notification centre pane while it's in the process of sending a tweet.
• AirDrop - STILL doesn't work like it should -- other computers with AirDrop and ML never show up. File Sharing the old way is still faster ... and in my opinion -- easier.
• Mail - still doesn't use the name fields from the Contacts app.
• Safari 6 - Lost the 'activity' window which allows you to download YouTube videos and other webpage assets. Still, there's a much niftier way to do this through a Safari extension.
• Monitors/Displays menubar icon - useless! It used to provide the recently-used display settings and allow you to switch from there, now it just allows you to open the display preferences. Lame! Even connected to a projector... it doesn't show the mirroring options like it claims it should (unless this is a bug...)??
• Dashboard - simplified the process of adding a new widget to the Dashboard screen. Now you don't click and drag an icon -- you just click it. If Dashboard resides in its own space, you get no ripple effect (hey, that thing was cool!) but if Dashboard is set to superimpose itself on your current space, then you MIGHT get the ripple effect -- it's selective.
• Dock - has a few more options (that were only available through an app like Cocktail) but still doesn't allow you to set the delay pop-up time for a hidden Dock. I still have to use Cocktail to set mine to ZERO seconds delay.
More bugs and gripes:
BUG: When typing in some web forms, the text disappears and reappears with each keystroke. In deleting text when this happens, text you've deleted can reappear too!!
GRIPE: The new colour-picker in OS X just became a bit more retarded. The old one allowed you to save colour swatches and allowed you to expand the dialog box to reveal additional swatch slots. Well, the new one is nice in the fact that you can grow the dialog box, scaling the colour wheel up -- but it no longer allows you to expand the swatch area to reveal the additional swatch slots!! Maybe this is a bug.
Here's the link: https://discussions.apple.com/messag...23456#19202162
Edit: Sorry... it seems it IS limited to Safari only. Could have sworn someone said Firefox had it too, but I can't seem to replicate it in Firefox.
Then again, it's not easy to replicate in Safari either.