The Washington Post reflects on Lion’s first week of availability

Like the rest of us, the Washington Post is taking a look at Lion after a week of use. It’s mostly positive, but writer Hayley Tsukayama finds Lion a bit quirky. Chief criticisms are the change to natural scrolling (which can be turned off) and some of the complicated gestures when using a track pad. Mission Control also gets a thumbs down.

The positives from Tsukayama’s perspective are the stability, overall simplicity and increased security of Lion. The article suggests a person test drive it for awhile before pulling the trigger if you harbor some doubts. I know in my case I turned off many of the new features to make Lion more like Snow Leopard. I was also disappointed in the mail bugs (it just doesn’t work with some POP accounts and I have a 13 year old legacy account I still want to use) and my network attached storage is defunct unless I get (fingers crossed) a firmware update.

OK, readers. After a week of use is Lion a hit or a miss for you? Or more of a mixed bag? What should Apple do to make you happy?

The Washington Post reflects on Lion’s first week of availability originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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