Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mac OS X Lion Released

In case you hadn't heard, Apple released version 10.7 of their OS X operating system, also known as Lion.

Anyone upgraded yet? Thoughts? I try to keep at least one revision behind to avoid potential problems coming up. The feature set of the new OS doesn't exactly light me on fire as anything I absolutely need either. I have a feeling the next revision of Logic will require it, so I suppose I will find out then.

5 comments:

Christian Granström said...

Logic works fine under Lion as far as I tried it. A bunch of AU:s did not. Native Instruments Komplete works fine in 32-bit but not in 64-bit mode and so on. So for people with ongoing projects that don´t wan´t to be stuck with a hand full of plugins that don´t work you better check some compatibility lists before you update.

Gerald said...

I just finished installing Lion and as far as I can tell at this point, the UI changes are more of a nice-to-have than really mandatory features.

Irrelevant for me, but the NI plugins don't seem to work in standalone mode anymore. And I was able to open my current Live project, but some of the plugins (NI stuff again) suddenly had the wrong sound patches loaded. Really strange - why does an OS update have any influence on which patch is set?

On their homepage, Ableton have warned that a Live update is yet to come and unfortunately I can confirm that Live runs really unstable and crashes extremely often currently. Let's hope that a lot of software updates come soon....

Anonymous said...

Technical aspects aside, that photo is righteous.

Prof. [glazzy] said...

When Snow Leopard was released the main problem was the lack of audio hardware support, and I guess this time will be the same... I'll wait for updated drivers before upgrading to Lion.

About software I suggest this useful website:
http://roaringapps.com/

fractured said...

Tom, that picture is the best!!!

I am eager to get to Lion, but I'm holding off until all my tools are confirmed as working under the new OS. I really don't care about the GUI updates, for the most part. The two features that have me sold on Lion are the versions and the app opening to to previous state. When working on a track in Logic, I am always doing a "Save As" with a number after the name and a description of what I altered. This allows me to track the changes along the way if I discover a problem that crept in. It also allows me to go back and see the development of song as it grows from the initial kernel.