I’ve yet to have any issue with my MBP late 2008 edition running OSX Lion. This is the best computer setup I’ve ever had. If only I could get SSD on it (due to reseller’s shoddy order management) it would just be awesome. If no MBP ships in September then I think I’ll get the latest MacBook Air, move all my virtual machines to various cloud providers, then I’ll be all set for the best productive work and pleasurable computing experience.
Everything about my setup is pleasing, from the way it behaves every day to the way it looks. I like the way everything looks and feels, every button, every control. One particularly nice feature is the way the windows lost the bulky chrome, they now only show useful content. Making scrollbars disappear when you’re not scrolling is cool. No more clutter. The windows displayed on my screen feel as if they were real-life thin silver plates up in the air for serving content. It’s just posh. I didn’t expect the level of polish that I’m enjoying now, so that’s a really nice surprise.
The polish of OSX Lion along with the way I tend to run lots of things simultaneously really show the age of my hardware, 4GB RAM and 3 years old. This is why I want to see how it performs if the boot drive is an SSD. But clearly for my daily use, an Intel i7 and 8 GB RAM with SSD is the way to go.