After spending 30 days with a beta of OS X Lion, Jose Gutierrez is impressed:
Mac OS X Lion has been out for a month now in a Developer Preview form. I have been using it since day one. After a month of testing and normal use, I can say with confidence that Lion will blow your mind.
It is fast, smooth and just makes sense. It retains the major features of the Aqua interface but with twists. The iOS influence in Lion is very prevalent but it is not forced down your throat. Gestures used to activate features like LaunchPad and Mission Control just make sense. After a month of using gestures, I am so used to it that I struggle when using my Snow Leopard systems. They’re that intuitive.
Another feature that I love in Lion is the Mail application. I used to use Postbox because I love the way it handled Gmail. OS X Lion Mail will crush all third party email applications. It’s hard to describe without breaking NDA but I’m sure you’ve all seen the videos on the web by now. Mail is very much an improved feature of Lion. Applications like calendar and address book also receive new looks but functionality is about the same. A simple application like Mail will sell many Macs by itself.
As for seeing Lion in action, Apple for some odd reason has yet to request the removal of this video from YouTube. So while you can, peep a video preview of some of OS X Lion’s newest features below.
via Mac Mobility