Originally Posted by minderbinder
No, I'd agree with that, but you've been saying that it's unlikely. I think that's an irresponsible and ignorant assumption to make, and that it's best to reserve judgement until there's a real announcement.
it's 100% confirmed that all current and past versions of OS X don't have a backup option. I've tried it, I even bought a dual-layer disc specifically for the test, and DRM wouldn't allow it. People have found ways to make backups, sure, but it's not officially supported.
it's also 100% confirmed that no App Store purchases can be installed on a machine that isn't currently running 10.6.6 or later. If a hard drive is formatted or replaced, it obviously won't be running 10.6.6 or later.
i make no assumptions about what the future holds, you're just putting works in my mouth. i make statements about the likeliness of future events based on current evidence.