As macperformanceguide.com notes, has Apple changed the way “Save as…” works under OS X Mountain Lion. Instead of just creating a new version of the file and saving that, 10.8 also overrides the original file with the changes made. This is not “Save as…” and, as Marco Arment says,

"★☆☆☆☆ Useless"

Thomas Brand’s introduces us youngster’s to Mac OS 9, “The Best Internet Operating System Ever.”

Found the link to this article a few days ago on one of my favourite blogs, 512pixels.net, but only now got around to read and link it. It’s a very entertaining read and a nice look back into our favourite OS’s past.

And it also made me appreciate what I’ve got at the moment a bit more. Since I found out that my late 2007 MacBook, the machine I work on most of the time – as my newer 2009 iMac is mainly used as a media center sitting on the coffee table – probably won’t be able to run Mountain Lion, I’ve been a bit disappointed and displeased.

"Modern Mac users like to complain about the ubiquitousness of the Dock or brushed metal, but they don’t know how good they have it. In Mac OS 9 uptime was measured in hours instead of days, and the most advanced browser was Internet Explorer 5."

Lion Tweaks

You’ve probably heard about it before, as it’s so popular. But I thought I’d still write these few lines about Lion Tweaks. It’s the best and easiest way to tweak some bits of Mac OS X Lion, making it even better. I really like Lion and haven’t had any problems with it at all, so far (knock on wood). Lion Tweaks doesn’t even anything you couldn’t do in the Terminal, if you knew how to do it. I don’t. And I’m not the only one who doesn’t. And that’s why I think that this little App is a great thing to have in your Application folder.

My favourite tweak, by far, is enabling AirDrop on older Macs. AirDrop is quite a great feature and I could never use it with my late 2007 MacBook; now I can.

Mac OS X Lion - can I have you now?

The new Mac OS X Lion preview looks so great! I can’t wait to have it running on my Macs now. The new features like Mission Control, Versions, Resume and AirDrop look amazing.

And so do the new gestures. I’m glad I bought the Magic Trackpad about two weeks ago while I was in Aberdeen cause I can’t imagine using a Magic Mouse would be fun if you wanted to make use of the new gestures.

I also noticed the new scrollbars in Safai and I hope they’ll be system wide. Cause they look quite neat and I think it’s about time for a new look. The Aqua stuff is nice… but really old now.

The new look of Mail 5 kind of reminds me of Sparrow. Which isn’t a bad thing, of course.

Let’s hope summer comes soon!