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    Resume

    Pick up exactly where you left off.

    If you’ve ever restarted your Mac, you know what’s involved. First you save your work, then close all your apps, then spend valuable time setting everything up again. With Resume, that time-consuming process is a thing of the past. Resume lets you restart your Mac — after a software update, for example — and return to what you were doing. With all your apps back in the exact places you left them. In fact, whenever you quit and relaunch an app, Resume opens it precisely the way you left it. So you never have to start from scratch again.*

    Source: Apple - Mac OS X Lion

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    Sounds great! Noticed that *? Well, right at the bottom of the source page in grey text they show this: "*Available with apps that have been developed to work with Lion."

    It would have been great feature if it worked with all apps without having to modify them - I am hoping the iPad 2 that will be out next week will be worth my money

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    It would have been great feature if it worked with all apps without having to modify them - I am hoping the iPad 2 that will be out next week will be worth my money
    I know, how shoddy can you get, implementing a feature in a new operating system that requires software to be written to take advantage of the relevant API?

    It's almost as shameful as the time Microsoft released Windows 95 yet all those MS-DOS 3.2 programs could still only be operated via a command line, or the bizarre circumstance that programs compiled for the PDP-8/e turned out to be unaware of the opcodes used by VAX CPUs

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    OTOH you don't actually have to restart your Mac as often as a PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis Fatuus View Post
    OTOH you don't actually have to restart your Mac as often as a PC.
    depends on the updates
    I recently noticed one of our SQL Server instances has been up since last June

    As for my laptop (windows 7), I just use the sleep function and only restart for updates which need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Resume

    Pick up exactly where you left off.

    If you’ve ever restarted your Mac, you know what’s involved. First you save your work, then close all your apps, then spend valuable time setting everything up again.
    To be honest it's not that bad even on my oldish Mac. I have things such as Mail and the calendar set to start automatically, and opening recent documents is just a couple of clicks away (via the Documents popup on the Dock).

    On the hardware front the new MacBooks sport Thunderbolt

    With 10 Gbps of throughput in both directions, Thunderbolt I/O technology lets you move data to and from peripherals up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. Two 10-Gbps channels on the same connector mean you can daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices and a display, without using a hub — and without reducing performance.
    Goodbye Firewire. Goodbye USB 3.0?

    Good news on the connectivity front too:

    Thunderbolt also provides 10 watts of power to peripherals, so you can tackle workstation-class projects on the go. With PCI Express technology, you can use existing USB and FireWire peripherals — even connect to Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks — using simple adapters.

    And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis Fatuus View Post
    OTOH you don't actually have to restart your Mac as often as a PC.
    A perfect example is an Adobe Reader upgrade demanding a Windows reboot. That really shouldn't be necessary.

    OS X updates typically only require a reboot if they affect system components and/or address security issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    To be honest it's not that bad even on my oldish Mac. I have things such as Mail and the calendar set to start automatically, and opening recent documents is just a couple of clicks away (via the Documents popup on the Dock).

    On the hardware front the new MacBooks sport Thunderbolt

    Goodbye Firewire. Goodbye USB 3.0?

    Good news on the connectivity front too:
    Thunderbolt: A new way to hack Macs ? The Register
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    A perfect example is an Adobe Reader upgrade demanding a Windows reboot. That really shouldn't be necessary.
    Windows application updates only usually require a reboot if that software is running. I assume that's the case with Adobe Reader.

    I always strategically update when it suits me. I can't understand all the people that moan about Windows needing reboots when they've set it to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    A perfect example is an Adobe Reader upgrade demanding a Windows reboot. That really shouldn't be necessary.
    I'm sure lots of applications do a reboot on update out of laziness - the developers can't be arsed checking if one is necessary so just do it by default.

    That's all beside the point though, why are you using adobe just to read PDFs?

    You want to use the foxit pdf reader:
    Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

    Much lighter and faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    To be honest it's not that bad even on my oldish Mac. I have things such as Mail and the calendar set to start automatically, and opening recent documents is just a couple of clicks away (via the Documents popup on the Dock).
    TBH I'm in the habit of closing everything and shutting down anyway. Years of working in clear desk / clear screen environments.

    My iMac is 5 or 6 years old now and and from a cold start it's ready to go in about 15 secs.

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