1. Integration could pose challenges. Possibly the biggest issue with Lion has been how it gets along with existing applications\u2014especially Adobe\u2019s\u2014because it doesn\u2019t support Flash. Both sides say they are working on this, but for now this limitation restricts the use of Adobe applications. Bryson Payne, CIO of North Georgia College and State University, says, \u201cif these [Adobe] issues aren\u2019t 100 percent resolved, we\u2019ll halt the rollout of Lion completely.\u201d Tom Catalini, VP of IT at William Gallagher Associates, also noted that the download and upgrade process was anything but quick: \u201cIt was confusing at points because the install process did not report a lot of progress.\u201d \n \n 2. It has an iPad feel. Lion has an iPad-like feel that makes personal computing easier and more intuitive without trying to re-create the tablet experience. As Tim Bajarin, president of consultancy Creative Strategies, explains it, gestures on the trackpad create the feeling of a touch screen. But he doesn\u2019t believe users want to do everything the iPad way. \u201cIf I\u2019m using the Mac, I\u2019m producing content; if I\u2019m using my iPad, I\u2019m consuming it,\u201d he says. \u201cIf they were going to carry over iOS to Macs, they would have created Macs with touch screens.\u201d Another new feature that channels iPads is Launchpad, which allows you to clear all applications in one swipe and thumb through multiple desktops.\n \n 3. New features protect work. The new auto-save feature saves all the changes you make to your work\u2014either when you pause, or every five minutes\u2014not in files, but by versions. And a new feature called \u201cresume\u201d brings crashed applications back to life exactly as you left them. Meanwhile, iCloud, which is scheduled to launch this fall and is free for the basic service, will allow you to back up your work in the cloud so it can be accessed from an iPhone, iPad or home device, making it easier to switch between a computer and mobile devices or to work at home.\n \n 4. It\u2019s available in the app store. Lion is downloaded through the App Store and can be transferred to as many licensed computers as you\u2019d like via a single corporate redemption code. Bajarin says Apple users are used to downloading software this way and competitors need to catch up. \u201cMicrosoft and cronies have to figure out a way to do this,\u201d he says. Payne agrees it\u2019s convenient. \u201cPeople are used to buying apps the iPad way.\u201d\n \n 5. It\u2019s easy and cheap. The price is low enough to tempt a closer look. It\u2019s cheaper than Windows 7 (businesses can purchase 20 licenses for $29.99 each). Bajarin expects quick adoption because \u201ccost of entry is so nominal and Apple has showed everyone that the learning curve is small.\u201d\n Follow Editorial Assistant Lauren Brousell on Twitter: @lbrousell.