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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:43 am    Post subject: Apple Releases OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive Reply with quote

Apple Releases OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Posted by: Kenan

Apple has started selling the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive via their online store. This drive basically allows users to install Mac OS X Lion on a Mac without the need of a broadband Internet connection. All that's required is an open USB port and 7GB of free space on your hard drive for installation. You just plug it in and click install. The OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive is available for $69.00. It's currently shipping out in 1-3 business days.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny i wouldn't spend 69.00 for a usb thumb stick considering the thumb sticks are only 20.00.

20.00+30.00=55.00 if you include tax not 69.00.

kinda fishy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kinda fishy


I wouldn't characterize it that way, every item we have ever purchased from Apple comes at a premium.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

69 is steep. will it boot or does it send you to the app store to recover?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to justify Apple's pricing, but comparing an online distribution price to the price of physical media isn't a fair comparison, the cost of distribution is entirely different. In my opinion both are a good price.

It is the consumers choice whether they want to buy or not. Vote with your dollars.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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69 is steep. will it boot or does it send you to the app store to recover?


I am guessing it will boot like the one many of us made the day of release. But it will probably still DL something.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also wonder if I buy the usb can I copy it in case i lose it. if i do make a copy must it be to a ssd/hdd or a second usb stick

I purchased lion online(loaded to a 2009 mini and a 2009 mac pro) and I have lion with a mini server 2011 mini.

What is allowed with what. Can i recover with this usb and no internet. can I use it to make the server just a standard lion. questions many questions ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
I also wonder if I buy the usb can I copy it in case i lose it. if i do make a copy must it be to a ssd/hdd or a second usb stick

I purchased lion online(loaded to a 2009 mini and a 2009 mac pro) and I have lion with a mini server 2011 mini.

What is allowed with what. Can i recover with this usb and no internet. can I use it to make the server just a standard lion. questions many questions ?


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According to Apple's, those installing Lion from the USB stick will not be able to reinstall Lion using Lion Restore. Instead, if your computer runs into a problem, you’ll need to boot from the USB stick to address it (or bring it into your local Apple Store).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
funny i wouldn't spend 69.00 for a usb thumb stick considering the thumb sticks are only 20.00.

20.00+30.00=55.00 if you include tax not 69.00.

kinda fishy


It's only $9 more than the real price for 10.7.

$30 for 10.6(you can't get 10.7 without it) plus $30 for 10.7 is $60. Therefore I posit that Apple is only charging $9 for a 4GB memory stick.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I'm not going to justify Apple's pricing, but comparing an online distribution price to the price of physical media isn't a fair comparison, the cost of distribution is entirely different. In my opinion both are a good price.

It is the consumers choice whether they want to buy or not. Vote with your dollars.


I can agree, but I'll go back to my argument that Apple can charge whatever they want.

They charged $130 for 10.5, but $30 for 10.6. Both were distributed, and purchased at retail.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might also be the prettiest memory stick you'll ever own. That's gotta count for something, right? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
It might also be the prettiest memory stick you'll ever own. That's gotta count for something, right? Laughing


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