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Apple launches Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on Mac App Store for $29.99

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple's highly anticipated next-generation operating system, is now available to purchase on the Mac App Store for $29.99, weighing in at 3.49GB.

Lion boasts more than 250 new features, including new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control to view everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store; Launchpad, an iPad-like home screen for apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

"Lion is the best version of OS X yet, and were thrilled that users around the world can download it starting today," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Lion makes upgrading a Mac easier than ever before; just launch the Mac App Store, buy Lion with your iTunes account, and the download and install process will begin automatically."

Additional new features in Lion highlighted by Apple include:
Resume: brings apps back exactly how they were left when restarting a Mac or quitting and relaunching an app
Auto Save: automatically and continuously saves documents as you work
Versions: automatically records the history of a document as it is created, and gives an easy way to browse, revert and even copy and paste from previous versions;
AirDrop: finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.



Pricing & Availability

Mac OS X Lion is available as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6.6 Snow Leopard from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US). Apple said Lion is the easiest OS X upgrade and at around 4GB, it is about the size of an HD movie from the iTunes Store.

Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. Lion is an upgrade and can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs. Details regarding Business and Education licensing can be found at apple.com/macosx.

The OS X Lion Up-to-Date upgrade will be available through the Mac App Store at no additional charge to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011. Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 30 days of purchase of their Mac computer. Customers who purchased a qualifying Mac between June 6, 2011 and July 20, 2011 will have until August 19, 2011 to make a request. Additional information can be found at apple.com/macosx/uptodate.
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But download is slow ... well, it is a big file, though. Come on, you have an entire data centre to push this one!
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I was suprised that they did not release this for each country at 00:01 am local time, that way they could have tiered the hit that their servers are going to get now.
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I was suprised that they did not release this for each country at 00:01 am local time, that way they could have tiered the hit that their servers are going to get now.

I agree - would have been a smart move.
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I was suprised that they did not release this for each country at 00:01 am local time, that way they could have tiered the hit that their servers are going to get now.

agree, also it would be more fair
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I am getting nothing from the App Store. I downloaded the latest update and searched the store for Lion and nothing came up.

I followed the link from the Apple Store, and nothing came up.
My connection or did Apple jump the gun?
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What is the Build of the Version from the App-Store?
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It won't let me buy it because I have the GM installed. Boo :-(
Says I have a "newer" version already installed and that I should put it in the trash before buying it on the App Store. (loose translation from German)

So, how do I put my OS in the trash?

edit workaround: hold Option while clicking Buy
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£20.99 here in the uk - bargain!

but boy is it slow......

They should have had the sense to stagger this release worldwide...
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Well, it looks like I was about 15 minutes early?
I am now getting a new App Store screen with Lion featured.

Make sure to check your Updater, the details of my last update said it was a Migration update so Snow Leopard will transfer personal data to Lion. No fun typing all the preferences in from scratch again.
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Here in the UK - I'm 1/3 through.
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Originally Posted by mercurysquad View Post

It won't let me buy it because I have the GM installed. Boo :-(
Says I have a "newer" version already installed and that I should put it in the trash before buying it on the App Store. (loose translation from German)

So, how do I put my OS in the trash?

Did the same thing to me... I then pressed either Option+Buy or Command+Buy and it let me download it. Give it a shot!!
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see below
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Why is everything blank? This is terrible.

Oooh, It's downloaded now. I think it will take a while. But at least I got it.
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Your whole family uses separate apple IDs? You can install it on every mac that uses the same apple ID.

Mine is downloading at 1.5MB/s, almost my full bandwidth, pretty quick for me.
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Is it possible to buy a dvd version of Lion..??

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Originally Posted by Bloodshotrollin'red View Post

No family pack pricing? My whole family want it...now. But we're not paying 20 nicker each for it.

It's locked to your iTunes account, any Mac in your household can have this installed.

At £21 a pop it's far cheaper than the Leopard family version was so at worst you'll break even by having your parents, grandparents etc buying their own copy.

At best (and most likely) you'll save money.
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Lion can be installed on multiple family Macs at no additional cost.
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Is it possible to buy a dvd version of Lion..??


No, but a USB version will be available in August.
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I am asked to start the setup ...
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i am getting around 3.4 mb per second with my 35mbit internet. iThink that is pretty fast isnt it? spikes to 4.4 drops to 1.6 every once in a while. i am 2.5GB through in 15 minutes
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Originally Posted by Bloodshotrollin'red View Post

No family pack pricing? My whole family want it...now. But we're not paying 20 nicker each for it.

You don't need to check the license

'to download, install use and run for personal non-commercial use, one copy of <blah> for each computer you own or control.'
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The July 11 Mac OS X Lion GM build (11A511) actually have a newer build number than today's release? (11A494)
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see below

You can install 1 copy on all of your machines. It is part of Mac App Store licencing so you just log on to each Mac App Store using the log in credentials of the account you purchased it. Navigate to the purchased tab and select it to download.

It is totally legal, so no need to worry about it.

Phil
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Well after all the concern that 'download only' would crash Apple's infrastructure, it's all going smoothly so far 'fingers crossed'.

On the other hand it seems the tidal wave of geeks rushing to read John Siracusa's review has crashed Ars Technica
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I wish the download indicator gave you more information. It's really not designed for big files.
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So am I the only one who can't download it?

Keeps saying "An error has occured"...
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Originally Posted by Tuds Terkel View Post

Did the same thing to me... I then pressed either Option+Buy or Command+Buy and it let me download it. Give it a shot!!

Thanks a lot! That worked.
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Downloading now. Sure hope Lion is snappier.

Couldn't resist. Should have, I know.
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Originally Posted by tpf1952 View Post

Downloading now. Sure hope Lion is snappier.

Couldn't resist. Should have, I know.

No but it is Snappier
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Originally Posted by technet View Post


but boy is it slow......

They should have had the sense to stagger this release worldwide...

Agreed, I am a little surprised that it wasn't staggered. But realistically if the choices were having to wait until n time for it or having it in use by n, I'd choose the latter every time. On a more positive note about the slower speeds, it gives me time to reflect on the memories of downloading a song or a 30 sec porn clip would take 30 min. Ahhh the good ol' days where a blurry, scratchy sounding clip was enough. lol
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Installing is MUCH slower than the download. And the minutes indicator spectacularly wrong! Started of with saying '33 min remaining' about half an hour ago. Currently it says '22 min remaining'.
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Originally Posted by tez View Post

So am I the only one who can't download it?

Keeps saying "An error has occured"...

no, no you are not.
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no, no you are not.

Had the same problem luckily. Had forgotten that i got it for free because of recent sandybridge 27" iMac purchase
Seems the redeem code i recieved will work for my other macs as well
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No but it is Snappier

Someone had to trademark "Snappier." Quick thinking! Hope I can use it without fee.
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FYI, If you are in the developer program, there is no need to purchase this as that is covered under your developer license. Your GM build is the release version.
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What is the Build of the Version from the App-Store?

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The July 11 Mac OS X Lion GM build (11A511) actually have a newer build number than today's release? (11A494)

So today's release is build 11A494 ? Yes or no please?

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agree, also it would be more fair

It wouldn't really change much. You'd just have errors and time outs starting earlier and lasting just as long.

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just downloaded it in about 15 minutes. it was flying. (50 mbps comcast)
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Wow, just 7 minutes away from lion OSX goodness!
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