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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Mac OS X Lion Coming in July Reply with quote

Mac OS X Lion Coming in July
Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:05 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today announced that Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of their operating system with more than 250 new features and 3,000 new developer APIs, will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99. Some of the new features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

"The Mac has outpaced the PC industry every quarter for five years running and with OS X Lion we plan to keep extending our lead," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The best version of OS X yet, Lion is packed with innovative features such as new Multi-Touch gestures, system-wide support for full screen apps, and Mission Control for instantly accessing everything running on your Mac."

Mac OS X Lion will be available in July as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard from the Mac App Store for $29.99 . Lion will be the easiest OS X upgrade and at about 4GB, it is the size of an HD movie from the iTunes Store. Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $49.99.

Mac OS X Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. The Lion upgrade can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally stoked about the price! I kinda thought Snow Leopard's pricing was a one time thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been too busy to follow the updates. I'll likely comment more later.
I like the $29 price tag. I wish it worked with Tiger and Leopard though. It would be nice to get everyone running the same OS. Most people who are running Tiger or Leopard will just stick with what they have.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it says that it requires a Core 2 Duo, does that mean that all of us still running Core Duo's are out?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wonder is that Core 2 Duo requirement just a CPU requirement, or does Apple feel that is the easiest way to dictate a firmware level. So if I have a mini that was a Core Duo, but is now Core 2 Duo can I use it based on CPU, or not use it based on some motherboard/firmware issue?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the $29 is to give as much incentive as possible to move to App store, iCloud, and the rest. That's where Apple intends to make real money long term.

It is also a grand experiment. The $0.99 Lady Gaga overloaded Amazon's servers. With Lion being a 4GByte download imagine how bad it will be when maybe a million people download on the same day?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Lion.....are you Lyin'??? Reply with quote

Let me get this right. You purchase Lion from
the App. Store. How does it install itself and
make that magic arc into your Dock? To uninstall
it you drag your OS to the trash.........huh???

This is either pure genius or SJ's lost his mind.

I think I'll be sitting on the sidelines for awhile
and the Mac Pro Referb. purchase is definitely
on hold. In the last three days I've passed on
two 3.33 GHz 6-core Pro's. This is getting nuts.

Hey........SJ.......release the damn thing already!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite. From what I understand after you purchase through the App store it downloads the upgrade. Then it runs the upgrade, re-booting to the .dmg file image included. Then it looks like any other OS X install.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Keynote Address Reply with quote

I just watched the Keynote Address that
SJ gave on Lion. Now that I've seen some
of its new/updated features it looks pretty
cool. I do feel much more at ease. I,m
an old fart so some change isn't easy.

When the Keynote got to the iPad/iPod/-
Iphone segment I was bored to tears.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S smart phone
and I think I've surfed the web twice to
make sure it worked. I can only image
using many of its features if it was an
emergency like evacuating Alcatraz for
a looming tsunami. I could get my dozens
of important eMails.

Any way, Lion looks pretty cool. Mac Pro
Referb watch is back on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I will be getting a trackpad. See how that pans out first. Of course I will be getting lion if my internet can handle it. I wasn't sold at first but I may do the upgrade just for mail. Plus if I get along with the trackpad that will be a huge bonus with gestures.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-reading Apple's web page yields a different view. I think that on day one you need to use the App store. Most likely after day 2 they will have a box available in stores for those without a massive Internet connection.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Cloud Computing Reply with quote

Thats good. The main thing I don't like
about the App. Store is you must get
your App's from the clouds. Theirs no way
to burn their zip file to a DVD. I realize
its Cloud computing and it makes life
easier to have everything in the clouds
but old habits die hard for me. if you
look how SJ implemented the whole App.
Store thing, its very easy and......well........genius.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Cloud Computing Reply with quote

billb wrote:
Thats good. The main thing I don't like
about the App. Store is you must get
your App's from the clouds. Theirs no way
to burn their zip file to a DVD. I realize
its Cloud computing and it makes life
easier to have everything in the clouds
but old habits die hard for me. if you
look how SJ implemented the whole App.
Store thing, its very easy and......well........genius.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more excited about Lion after watching the keynote video. I don't think it's a major update from Snow Leopard, but there's more than enough there to make it worth $30 and the hassle of upgrading. I also like the new look of old standbys like Mail and Calendar.
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