CUPERTINO (Rixstep) — Apple's computer OS 'Lion' (OS X 10.7) has now been out ten days. Feedback has been generally positive but there are some sore points.
√ Safari is the new cookie monster. This doesn't actually affect 10.7 but it does affect Safari 5.x.x. And 10.6 users are getting whacked bad by it. Things seem to have taken a turn for the worse with 10.6.8. But things are OK using the same Safari version on 10.7. Go figure.
The general consensus on the Apple board seems to be that one uses Firefox as long as one is still stuck on 10.6 or earlier. Apple have evidently known of this bug for a month now but so far done nothing.
√ Taking multithreading to a whole new level. Reports are surfacing of Apple threads (and CPU usage) gone wild. Cocoa applications running now under 10.7 suddenly grow new threads out of thin air and in some cases CPU usage scrapes at 100%.
√ Herp derp on the battery front. Turns out some Einstein decided to leave the battery password in the clear (and documented online) so guys like Charlie Miller can find ways to give your poor Apple laptops permanent trojans. Kudos to Chris Foresman of Ars for the Permalink of the Week™.