OS X Lion GM Seed

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Well, a clean install of the Lion GM seed and the results is in. Looks good, seems much more stable and much needed settings for stuff such as Mission control and Launch pad has arrived in System Preferences.

Lion is right now actually usable, it doesn't crash as often as it did in some of the dev previews. Still no crash on different hardware (iMac 2011, MacBook PRO Late 2010).

A lot of my standard apps behaves a bit flaky, such as Firefox, but Mozilla and the other's will hopefully fix this before the actual release.

Java isn't part of OS X anymore, it will ask you if you want to install Java the first time you start an application that requires Java, such as when starting Eclipse for the very first time. This is actually good since Java has and still have a lot of security issues. So a more safe system out of the box for the regular user.

Stuff that I'm dependent on on a day to day basis that works.

  • VMware Fusion 3.1.3
  • Xcode 4.2 Lion build
  • Eclipse Indigo
  • Android ADT
  • Home Brew
  • Android SDK tools such as adb
  • Git 1.7.6 via Home Brew

All in all, it looks that Apple might be able to get Lion to be a fairly stable release that doesn't break to much stuff.

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