Upgrade to Lion

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 04:57:08 EDT 2012


On 06/01/2012 02:31 AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> After reading that article, it reenforces this growing concern that I have that more and more people at Apple are not competent. It feels like after Steve passed that a lot of people who were not getting their way earlier are getting their way now, and screwing things up. I am probably just imagining things, but I think everyone has seen something with Lion, where they said, "Why did they do THAT??" instead of saying, "Hey, that's cool!" like we used to do.

Maybe it is what I call (slightly unfairly) the "Microsoft tendency"; a 
general problem that
seems all-pervasive:

As societies and institutions become more powerful they begin to think 
that they know better than the people
they serve.....

1. In Britain laws have been introduced to "protect people from 
themselves", and as a result a very large amount
of individual freedom has been eroded.

2. Microsoft, and, increasingly Apple, are taking decisions about 
interface design and how applications function
which, while, possibly, being forward-looking and intelligent, restrict 
end-users' choices.

3. This is also happening with Ubuntu as it becomes "the Linux of 
choice". Funny when you think about things,
that as something becomes "the something of choice" it starts 
restricting choices.

I don't blame what is happening to the Mac OS on the fact that Steve 
Jobs is dead; I blame it on the fact that
Apple has a collectively swollen head.

This has not been helped recently as Apple computers have gained a 
larger market share on the back of the success
of their iPads, iPods and what-have-you.

>
> Bob
>
>
> On May 31, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:
>
>> Richard, Peter,
>>
>> Thank you for your excellent insights, you are both far more knowledgeable
>> in this area than I, so I appreciate learning from you.
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:08 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I was hoping you had found something to explain some of my Lion issues in
>>> your comment about excluding the Time Machine backup disk from Spotlight
>>> but when I look at my spotlight preferences, the backup drive is listed
>>> there as being excluded, just as it was before upgrading to Lion.  Maybe
>>> I'm misunderstanding what you said?
>>>
>>> My understanding is that if you upgraded Lion and your previous set up had
>> your TimeMachine excluded it will still be listed in the Spotlight
>> Preference Pane under Privacy, BUT the only thing to be excluded is
>> anything that is NOT part of the TimeMachine backup.
>>
>> This might help explain:
>>
>> http://www.mikesel.info/disable-spotlight/
>>
>> The first reader comment suggest using the Preference Pane and then it is
>> explained why that doesn't work.
>>
>> Of interest in later comments is the mention that if you do forcibly
>> disable Spotlight then things like the Mac App Store will stop working
>> because it uses Spotlight to keep track of updates.
>>
>> I'm not suggesting I know this to be fact, I'm just passing on what I'm
>> finding on the net.
>>
>> HTH
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