Reasons to not upgrade MacOS X 10.6 to 10.7

Things I have found so far (only listing things that seem impossible to turn off or fix, not retarded default settings):

  • Safari’s scrolling now lets you move the viewport around in the window, like it does on the iPhone. No, I don’t want web pages to sorta jiggle around sideways when I’m scrolling up or down, thanks. (Edit: HOLY SHIT IT’S LIKE THIS IN ALL APPS THAT USE THE DEFAULT SCROLL CONTROL. FUCK APPLE FOREVER.)
  • Safari (edit: and a lot of other apps!) now has iPhone-like autocorrection on for ALL TEXTBOXES (except passwords?). (ninja edit: you can actually turn this off via edit -> spelling & grammar -> correct spelling automatically, but this setting is sometimes grayed out for no discernible reason).
  • The SSH client has broken UTF-8 support. (see previous post)
  • You can no longer arrange desktop spaces in a grid, they must be arranged in a line, resulting in a lot more keypresses needed to get where you want to be. Also, Mission Control is pants-on-head retarded.
  • /etc/hosts is now consulted last, AFTER a normal DNS lookup. Web developers, say goodbye to OS X.
  • More to come…

Comments (11)

  1. franz wrote:

    About the second point, System Preferences > Language & Text > Second tab. There’s a checkbox that turns that off systemwide.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 15:47 #
  2. TheFluff wrote:

    Oh okay. Thanks!

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 15:51 #
  3. delamoo wrote:

    /etc/hosts still works fine for me. Perhaps try playing around with adding it above or below the ipv6 entries and only having a single alias per line.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 16:35 #
  4. TheFluff wrote:

    I’ve seen that, does not work for me. Interestingly some apps does seem to use it first still, while others are trying DNS first.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 17:04 #
  5. Harvey wrote:

    Why would /etc/host not work properly? Isn’t that like a core thing for Unix systems? Is like saying to Microsoft to change the structure of the system32 directory.

    Every person switching from Windows to Mac has learned to adapt to thousends of annoying thing. If this little list is all you got then I think you are a too sensitive to changes…

    Plus obvious error’s are sure to be corrected by Apple as soon as possible right?

    I’m new to Mac so this is me guessing.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 02:50 #
  6. Vijay wrote:

    “You can no longer arrange desktop spaces in a grid, they must be arranged in a line, resulting in a lot more keypresses needed to get where you want to be. ”

    You can still use Ctrl + space number – I don’t see why its lot more key presses ..

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:12 #
  7. Rembert wrote:

    First, why so agressive. You don’t have to use apple, you can use windows or linux.

    The weird scrolling is said someting to be to get used to. I didn’t like the natural scrolling, turned it off in the trackpad config and now things work more intuitively (read: more like before) again.

    The spelling stuff: didn’t experience it but I _always_ have spelling checks and thelike turned off. If I would like to check spelling, I’ll request it manually. Spellingcheck everywhere annoyed me already years ago in MS-Word on Windows.

    SSH UTF-8 support. Now that’s the reason I came upon your blog. I cannot access my Amazon instances anymore due to this problem. This really sucks.

    I do perfer mission control over the original spaces.

    /etc/hosts is consulted last? Did you test this? If I’d add
    then I cannot access the anymore as it resolves to, exactly as it should be and as it was before (compared it with snow leopard, no difference)

    What you’re missing in your list: MySQL is not part of OS-X anymore, Postgresql is. It’s expected this has to do with the recently changed license agreements for MySQL (you’re probably aware it’s Oracle now).

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 09:13 #
  8. Buzer wrote:

    What does /etc/nsswitch.conf countain if it exists? At least Linux & co (or well, I think more like libc & co) use that file to determine the lookup order. If it does exist, there should be a line like:

    hosts: dns files

    and the right order would be “files dns” if you want to check /etc/hosts first.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 23:10 #
  9. Sui-seiseki wrote:

    Fluff, go fucking use Windows. Mac is for faggots.

    Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 09:58 #
  10. Daniel wrote:

    I’d mock you for using Mac except Apple pours a non-trivial amount of money into the posix print architecture (aka cups). Silly conflict of interest.

    Of course if you ever want a stable, developer focused system, debian stable, RHEL and Ubuntu LTS, or equivalent, will always be no more than a reformat away.

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 20:33 #
  11. melah wrote:


    Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:19 #