Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Ben Greiner -

Apple's latest and greatest operating system has been released and is prowling the neighborhood. Maybe you know someone who is already running it. Maybe you're thinking you want to run it too (we do). Stop! Wait. Think about the consequences. Are you prepared to run a broken machine for the next several weeks?

We love new Apple products, yet we're experienced enough to know that it's best to test any new OS on a non-critical machine before deploying on a work machine. (Unless you don't take your work seriously and trust that software will always work no matter what changes you throw at it. :)

It takes time for bugs to be found, drivers to be remade, software to be updated. In a work environment, with application requirements far beyond web browsing and email, this can take some time.

From our experience it can take 3-6 months or 2-3 OS revisions before a new OS is safe for office use. Follow us here or on Twitter and we'll let you know when it's safe.

 

SUMMARY

  • Stay with Snow Leopard for now.
  • Test Lion on a spare Mac, or wait for others to test for you. (We have been testing since the late beta releases.)
  • We are currently NOT supporting Lion as part of our Pro Support program.

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Currently you must be running 10.6.6 Snow Leopard  or higher to install 10.7 Lion ($29).

Snow Leopard is quickly becoming unavailable, however Apple has promised later this year to introduce a $69 USB install version of 10.7 Lion that will allow users to install Lion onto Macs running 10.5 Leopard.

 

 

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