Post subject: Re: OS X 10.6 -> 10.7 upgrade Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:46 pm
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I installed Lion over my Snow Leopard installation pretty seamlessly. It is somewhat buggy - especially Safari 5, but that is to be expected with a developer preview. Also, if you use Dropbox, it is disabled by default but you can google a workaround. I would think carefully about upgrading to Lion as your main OS, but I went for it and haven't had too many issues.
Post subject: Re: OS X 10.6 -> 10.7 upgrade Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:46 am
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As with basically all Mac OS X betas, I suspect you cannot install the final version of 10.7 onto 10.7 betas. This is a very, very good reason not to try and use it as a main OS. Well, you really shouldn't try to use it as a main OS anyway since it isn't designed for it and can easily wipe files or otherwise break stuff.
Mac OS X Tiger Developer Preview is pre-release software. ... You will not be able to upgrade from the Tiger Developer Preview to the Tiger GM release.
Mac OS X Leopard Developer Preview is prerelease software. ... You will not be able to upgrade from the Leopard Developer Preview to the Leopard GM release.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Developer Preview is prerelease software. ... You will not be able to upgrade from the Snow Leopard Developer Preview to the final Snow Leopard release.
These are some examples from random 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 betas' "Read Before You Install" files.
I'm not saying you can't use it 24/7, I'm just saying you probably shouldn't. I don't know if you can Archive and Install over a beta with the GM though.
Post subject: Re: OS X 10.6 -> 10.7 upgrade Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:51 pm
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I did. It went very smooth and quick too. I'm not sure if it's the SSD drive or just the OS itself, but it's really quick IMO. My only concern is whether or not I'll be able to upgrade to the retail release version without having to do a full new install with migrate.