Apple Mac OS X Lion

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Apple's first earnest attempt to merge usability concepts from the iPhone and iPad with its desktop operating system, Lion is both a solid step forward and, at times, a slightly awkward amalgamation. People with lots of Apple devices can look forward to a more consistent user experience across their devices, even if sometimes that doesn't always translate well to the desktop. Either way, another major operating system upgrade from Apple for $30 is a no-brainer.

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Breakdown

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
8.0
Configurability
8.8
Speed
8.0
Openness
6.7
Ease of use
9.2
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Specs

Mac OS X

Type
Computer OS
Architecture
64-bit, 32-bit
Source model
Closed, w/ open source
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Specs

Mac OS X

Type
Computer OS
Architecture
64-bit, 32-bit
Source model
Closed, w/ open source
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Firefox OS

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5
 

User

4.8
 
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73

Chrome OS

Engadget

73
 

Critic

7.2
 

User

7.3
 
No price available
87

OS X El Capitan

Engadget

87
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

9
 
No price available
90

iOS 9

Engadget

90
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

7.7
 
No price available
91

Windows 10

Engadget

91
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

7.9
 
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