Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:54 PM
Whilst Mac OS X used to $129 and purchased as a disc, Mac OS X Lion will only be available as a digital download, and for the much cheaper price of just $29.99.
Mac OS X Lion features an updated interface with more emphasis and support for multi-touch gestures, given that Apple's line of portables (Macbooks, Macbook Pro's and Macbook Airs) are outselling their desktop counterparts 3:1. There are also no scrollbars present in windows when using gestures, bringing the OS more inline with it's mobile sibling, iOS.
Exposé and Spaces are now unified in the all-new Mission Control which gives users a new way to manage their windows and space, which is especially appropriate given that the new OS has support for full-screen applications.
Resume and Auto-save are other new features that may just tip many to upgrade from 10.6, which allow users to pick up their applications right from where they were the last time they opened them, including window size and position, and even highlighted text. Auto-save is self-explanatory, but great to see this as a system-level feature.
The popular Mail app sees a major overhaul, with an iPad style widescreen layout with message down the left-hand side and the message viewer as a square area to the right. Searching has been vastly improved for more refined and efficient searching.
Mac OS X Lion will be released in July as a 4GB, $29.99 download via the Mac App Store.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:27 PM
This may sound ignorant, sorry:
App Store will download it and probably store it in a temporary folder..and it will be a DMG? Or is it not as easy as that?
Apple's OS X Lion section on their site has some kind of space-ish wallpaper. Not the OS X Lion default wallpaper it shows on the laptops/desktops, but the space background on the site itself.
I need a full version of that.
Also--did anyone else get reminded of Windows NT when they saw that space wallpaper?
Like I said--WINDOWS NT.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:31 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:34 PM
I'm quite impressed at the way they're going about killing the disc - it's balls out just like killing off the floppy drive with the iMac but this time through software!
Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:52 PM
Currently I'm running Lion DP 3 and its running well, there are enough guys on the scene to pull this off (unfortunately I'm not one of them!). Trust in the community.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:51 PM
They are obligating hackintoshers back to "illegality" (depends on the Country) and making sure we have no arguments.
Tired to say that, but in my country binding a product to another - even OSs to PCs - is illegal under our antitrust-law ("venda casada" in our case is not only illegal, but CRIME, responsibles can get in jail).
If Dell was obligated to sell every laptop in a non-os or other-os versions, why is Apple immune to regulation?
And just to think that in Clinton's administration M$ was almost split in 4 by justice for just including Internet Explorer in Windows.
No User Agreement is above Law.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:14 AM
Iâ€™m sure this decision to download via Mac store only will piss off a lot of people. If they complain hard enough, Iâ€™m sure Apple will not disappoint their customers, as they have not. As much as I love the ideas behind Lion, I love my Mac the way it is more. If installing this update will break my system, I will not update till it is safe to do so. Iâ€™m also sure that a lot of people here feel the same way.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:41 AM
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:50 AM
Ah... me no comprendez le fancais.
it seems they found traces of installation from dvd
i hope so....i've built my new hackintosh i7-based a week ago...
Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:22 AM
Well fingers and toes crossed. No new beta accompanying the wwdc blessing?
Yes there is DP4, I'm waiting for it to download, but judging from Netkas page, he seems to have got it working.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:00 PM
You don't have anything higher than 10.6.3 at the moment. Updating it to 10.6.7 (to get App Store) and then to 10.7 sounds ridiculously unpractical...
Actually, it looks like you'll need 10.6.8...
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I fail to see how this is a problem for hackintosh though... The Dev Preview is already downloaded via the App Store and its just a DMG. No reason to think they'll change that is there?
I can see how it'd be a problem for those doing a lot of reinstalls. I also see it being a problem for those who don't have fast internet. There are people still stuck on Dial Up you know, Apple (not me thank god )
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