The user interface changes of Apple’s new operating system, Lion, are obvious to experienced Mac users. But some of the changes might have you scratching your head, when you don’t for example see traditional scroll bars, the mailbox and folder list, or large enough icons in the Finder sidebar.
You might also be annoyed by the new “reverse scrolling” feature, and the reappearance of that ping sound when you receive new mail messages. Plus, you may be wondering what the “Arrange” button and the extra items in the Finder sidebar are all about.
If you’re a veteran Mac user, you probably have figured out how to change a few things in Lion to get them back the way you like. But if you’re still confused, read on. Read more »
Invites went out this week for “Back to the Mac”, an event happening on October 20, which includes a sneak peek of the future version of Mac OS X.
Whether 10.7 is a completely revamped OS or just an extension to 10.6 remains to be seen, however if one considers the minor progression of Leopard (10.5) to Snow Leopard (10.6), which was more like a revision than a version, then the designation of “Lion” (10.7) should bring a lot of powerful changes. We’re excited!
Apple started using wild cats as nicknames for the release of OS X. 10.0 was named “Cheetah”, 10.1 became “Puma”, 10.2 was “Jaguar”, 10.3 was “Panther”, 10.4 was “Tiger”, 10.5 was “Leopard” and the latest version, 10.6 is named “Snow Leopard”. These were internal code names at Apple, which as we all know became a successful marketing strategy for the OS X. And at this point it looks like OS X 10.7 will be named “Lion”.