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A Mac OS X Lion Feature that developers will appreciate.


This is a follow up post to my 1 day review of Mac OS X Lion.  After using it for a couple more days it still is a very positive experience.  I did find an interesting feature that I believe calls for another blog entry.

When you shut down your machine OS X Lion asks you if you’d like to re-open all the windows.  That is very handy because often I am using the same several apps all the time Chrome, Mail, iCal, Word and maybe an IDE.

Yesterday I was using terminal windows for my development and wanted to reboot my machine.  To my surprise when I rebooted the machine my Terminal windows opened and I had the history of my shell commands and outputs still in the buffer.

Even though I don’t reboot my mac often it was useful to regain the context of what I was doing.  This is another example of small but useful improvement done in the latest version of OS X.

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