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Old 07-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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I installed the new Mac 10.7 Lion OS, a couple of days ago. It costs £20.99, direct from the Apple store.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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I installed the new Mac 10.7 Lion OS, a couple of days ago. It costs £20.99, direct from the Apple store.
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You are brave! How do you like it?
More innocently foolish than brave, perhaps.

It did render my 'Desk Top Publisher Pro' incompatible. Infact, On ebay, one seller stated that Adobe Pagemaker would not run on OS 7.

Nothing else 'Earth shatteringly' different, that I have come across. So far.




But it's early days, yet.
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Oh! And for some strange reason. The Microsoft mouse that I have adopted, and use otherwise faultlessly.
The scroll wheel now works in the opposite direction. In order to scroll down, I have to rotate the wheel 'up', and vice versa.
Still getting used to that one.
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Oh! And for some strange reason. The Microsoft mouse that I have adopted, and use otherwise faultlessly.
The scroll wheel now works in the opposite direction. In order to scroll down, I have to rotate the wheel 'up', and vice versa.
Still getting used to that one.
That sounds unbearable. Must be bad for the brain when up means down.

   
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I am told there is an option to change that back to the previous mode of operation.

My daughter (the Mac expert in the house) has been paid for about five hours to help a client recover from upgrading to Lion. He is a professional photographer and converted without checking for compatibility issues. I don't know what they were, but he had to revert to Snow Leopard and had not created a bootable backup. He had a good drive copy, just not bootable. I don't know the details of what he needed that doesn't work under Lion, but I know some of the Canon software fails. That would be enough.

I saw one blog posting about someone who purchased a new MBP then had to downgrade to Snow Leopard for that reason.

I find it curious that Microsoft insists on running an Upgrade Advisor before upgrading from Vista to Win 7 to identify problems, but Apple saw no need for that kind of utility. There ought to be a lot of very p-o'd customers.
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There has been a discussion on Yahoo's WideFormatPrinter group about Lion and someone posted about an application compatibility list for Lion...hope it proves useful...

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Oh, yes — PageMaker was rendered obsolete several OS X versions ago (not OS 7). You may be thinking about the PageMaker version. The last one was 7.

However, versions of the OS that support old apps (forget the name of the function), which includes some fairly recent ones, will let you run PageMaker. I have a copy on an oldish Mac next to my regular one — I often set up a job in PageMaker on that Mac, then drag it onto my work machine and let InDesign translate it. That way I don’t have to learn all the annoying ID features.

   
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Rosetta? It's gone in Lion...

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Rosetta? It's gone in Lion...
Right. Thanks.

It is actually gone in later editions of Snow Leopard. Alas. That’s why I keep the ancient GMac near me, just so I can use PageMaker.

   
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