Computers used in business are definitely different from computers used at home.
Business computers can’t be down – not even for a second.
If your office computers stop, business stops – so upgrading to Mac OS X Lion has to be well thought out.
Here are some important things to know about Mac OS X Lion:
1. Rosetta is gone.
Rosetta allows your Mac to run older software, so software that runs fine on Snow Leopard may not run at all on Lion.
You may be running older versions of Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, or some other important program that you need every single day which might completely stop working with Lion.
KIP version 11 is a Mac OS X native application, so it should run without difficulty on Lion.
KIP version 10 will not run on Lion.
Before you upgrade to Lion, make sure all your software runs native in OS X.
2. Not all Macs work with Lion.
You’ll need a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor to run Mac OS X Lion.
Macs made prior to 2006 do not have the right hardware to run Lion.
For example, if you are using a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor, you won’t be able to run Lion.
3. Installation of Lion is not guaranteed to be trouble-free.
Although we expect upgrading to Mac OS X Lion to proceed smoothly, sometimes it just doesn’t and you may even have to wipe your entire hard drive to do the installation.
This means you’d better be prepared for things to go wrong, just in case.
And make sure you have a good back-up of everything, too.
Hey, you never know.