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Old 08-01-11, 06:33 AM   #49
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lol, it took me 45min to download and install/upgrade on launch day
It took about 3 hours to download (got half way done and then completed in no time) and about 45 minutes to install on my mid-2010 MBP.

I haven't messed with it a ton but I am digging a lot of the features more than I thought I would, primarily Mission Control and Full Screen Apps.
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Glad you got it installed quickly after all

I also have a 2010 MBP and the install was quicker than that. Similar to the Pro, about 20min. Maybe that's the SSD making the difference.

What apps do you use in full screen? I can't even use them when working with the laptop alone. It seems like a waste on a 1920x1200 screen. A friend of mine likes the fullscreen stuff a lot. He's also running a 2010 15" MBP but I don't know with what screen option.


btw, did you save the installer before installing? Otherwise you need to re-download it next time. You can also use it to extract the disk image file and create a boot disk.
Yes, the SSD would make it faster lol.

I've used Mail full screen, that's pretty nice. Chrome doesn't like full screen . . . yet.

I just have a base MBP screen, nothing special.

I just purchased and downloaded, didn't know there was an option to save it. Oh well, I can just download while at work today.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:07 AM   #51
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LOL I downloaded Lion in about 5-10 minutes.
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LOL I downloaded Lion in about 5-10 minutes.
It had to have been an Apple server fluke because once it hit half way, it took no time to complete the download.
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Yeah but Mail in full screen is very limited. Once you start writing a new mail in full screen, you can't go back to another mail to copy and paste something. This is ok on an iPad but not on a Mac.
Safari is great though, especially on a laptop.

I also thought that it would keep the installer file but it gets deleted automatically. You need to save it before continuing with the installation/upgrade.
That makes sense. Fortunately I only use Mail for my Gmail account, so it's rare I'm in 2 emails at a time.

Where can I go to redownload it or is it possible at this point?
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Not sure if you can re-start the download on a Lion Mac.
I just saved the installer when updating my MBP. You could do that with your wife's MBP, right?
Yeah I can. It will be a little bit before I upgrade her.
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You can redownload the files if you purchased them from the App Store.
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Old 08-02-11, 10:31 AM   #56
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Two options:

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From the Dev forum, this fixed it for me:

"For those of you who have received "An error has occurred" while downloading the Lion Developer Preview in the App Store, here is a fix to start the download again:

1. Close the App Store.
2. Open Finder and browse to your home directory (~)
3. Open up Library/Application Support/AppStore/manifest.plist in Xcode.
4. Change the values 'failed' and 'paused' from YES to NO.
5. Move the directory '420410606' to the Trash.
6. Launch the App Store, go to Purchases and click Resume."
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Launch the App Store
While holding down the OPTION key, click on the “Purchases” section
You should see “OS X Lion” and “Install” should now be gray and you can click that to re-download Lion (you may have to re-authenticate within the App Store with your Apple ID).
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1105260
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Like I mentioned before, SMBX is much better.
Most importantly the network share access and folder browsing is much faster than in SL.

And the performance is on the same level as my Win 7 PC when copying files to/from my fileserver (Server 2008 R2). Although Windows 7 tends to start off with a really high MB/s value and then slows down. Not sure if those values are accurate. OS X stays very constant.
I'd say the file transfer takes about the same amount of time.



SMBX really is my favorite "under the hood" change in Lion
Yea that's a major improvement over Snow Lepoard. I would imagine directory loading is significantly improved as well. If you primarly use a windows based server that alone is worth $30 just for the speed boost.

@Nekro: It isn't so much the gigabit networking performance as the software it's based on. Snow Lepoard used samba, which was originally based on NT / 2000 technology. It never scaled well with gigabit connections. I'd imagine if you used another type of sharing method it would be able to saturate the link.

Off topic I'd have to say Samba 3 is just really dated. It doesn't matter what distro it's on I've never seen good performance from it. Samba 4 might change that but seeing as how it's been in alpha for 4 years I wouldn't wait around for it.
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