|From WSR Photography|
However, now that it's on here, the only thing I have to remember is that the scroll button on my mouse now works backwards. Everything seems quite a bit zippier, which is good, and I see I have two new icons in my dock: Launch Pad and Mission Control. They just seem to duplicate other things I use occasionally. Everything I need still seems to be working just fine, so I'm beginning to breathe a sign of relief. So far, so good. I haven't tried some of my apps that I use a lot, such as iPhoto and Flickr, but I can't help but think they've worked out quite a few of those bugs. My sister hasn't converted to Lion yet, because she really likes Quicken and it won't work on Lion. Smart Guy really likes his multiple desktops and thought they would be gone, from what he read, but apparently it's not true. And the brouhaha about the scroll bars missing? They are there on my iMac, so I don't see what the problem is.
But what the whole new operating system is supposed to do is give you the option to put your stuff into the iCloud. It sure sounds airy-fairy, doesn't it? The world of computers is moving so fast these days, I was afraid that if I didn't try to learn about cloud computing, I'd be hopelessly left behind. But the iCloud doesn't sound so wonderful to me. I have learned that the whole idea is to allow me to store data such as music, photos, applications, documents, bookmarks, reminders, notes, books and such and to synch email and calendars on all my devices. Since I currently have three devices (or four, if I count my unused iPod), it sounds pretty cool. The only problem is that I have to LEARN a whole bunch to use it. I'm not exactly sure I want all my pictures to show up on my iPad or laptop, and I don't yet know if I even get to choose. That would take up an awful lot of space, and it sounds a bit like a way to get Apple users to buy more powerful and more expensive machines.
But other than that, I'm pretty pleased that we are stepping into the new era of ubiquitous connectivity and computer power. Way cool!