Lion upgrade today? No way

Over on my commentary blog, The Orange View, I’m laying out the case to wait on installing the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion upgrade for a couple of days to let the bugs out: Lions eat guinea pigs for breakfast. Don’t be one.

It’s the same solid advice I gave in one of my very first posts here, back on April 29, 2005:

In the history of personal computers, there is one iron-clad rule: never, ever, no matter what, do not, www.noway.com, no-how, nada, NEVER install an operating system upgrade the day it comes out. Brand new operating system upgrades are for loons, people who use computers mostly to watch the cute screen savers and reviewers who get paid to, in the words of author Jerry Pournelle, do these silly things so you don’t have to.

And it’s still true today.