Originally Posted by JMRouse
Apple products have bugs. All products do. The reason Apple's products are loved is because they generally have fewer and tend to fix them.
FWIW, I find LION a buggy mess on my 5 year old MacBook. Irritates the hell out of me and I wish I never upgraded.
Can't you downgrade it back to Snow Leopard? You'd probably have to reinstall it though. Is there anything in Lion that you really need or use? Is a five year old
Macbook really suitable for Lion?
Myself, I tend to hold off on any OS upgrades like this until I'm absolutely sure they're going to work properly. I don't have a Mac myself now, and TBH I'm happy with Windows XP or 7, because I only really use a computer for MS Office, Google Chrome, Skype, Tencent QQ, VLC and GIMP for occasional graphics and photo work. I certainly won't be in a hurry to upgrade to Win 8 when it comes out.
Mind you sometimes Apple only fixes problems and bugs when the shit hits the fan... ahem Flashback.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/flashback-malware-exposes-big-gaps-in-apple-security-response/4904Apple’s update that fixed the Java security hole was released April 3, 2012. That’s 49 days after Oracle released Java SE 6 Update 31 for all other platforms. During that seven-week period, every Apple customer who had Java installed (and that includes every Mac owner running Leopard and Snow Leopard) was vulnerable to a silent installation of malware. Ultimately, Apple had to release an update that fixed the security hole and removed the malware already installed on its customers’ Macs.
Apple maintains its own version of Java, and as with this release, it has typically fallen unacceptably far behind Oracle in patching critical flaws in this heavily-targeted and cross-platform application. In 2009, I examined Apple’s patch delays on Java and found that the company patched Java flaws on average about six months after official releases were made available by then-Java maintainer Sun.Edited by MikeDT - 6/30/12 at 7:55pm