I took 50gb of open space on my main drive, and loaded a .dmg of Lion. I will say that it runs and acts a lot like Snow Leopard, but it also acts nothing like 10.6. I’d have to agree with some smart guys, this “update” is not an update. This is a new OS, kinda like going from Vista to W7-only the beta of Lion works better than the final of vista. Sorry, had to throw the MS jab in there. My mostly visual post here will show a few screen shots with minimal banter from your host.
Apple Mail client received a makeover. I like the old one-luckily, you can switch back if you like. Gone are the colorful icons. Think iTunes 10 when the whole world was in an uproar. Heres my main bitch about the mail: NO MYRIAD FONT! WTF! I finally have my mail and fonts the way I like them, I like nice visual, modern fonts and they cooched it. Theres also a full screen mode available here.
The next few are the other menu choices in About This Mac:
The little Pop-up windows kind-of materialize, gone are the old rounded buttons and windows. Cosmetically-aside from the colorless icons, this is the biggest change I see in the 3-4 hours of noodling.
Here’s the bad news:
The 8gb of RAM in my little 13 was smoked. Not sure if this is due to the beta. I was running AppleMail, Safari and Activity Monitor.
Thats it for now, It’s past my bedtime.