Originally Posted by Inkling
This policy is a classic illustration of a corporate-executive-level screw up.
No it's not. The market is shifting and your not. The world won't end, Mac OSX 10.7 will be a success, and the pessimists will find something new to whine about.
It's been going for about 45 minutes on my fairly fast cable broadband connection, and I don't have any idea how much longer it will take.
Click on the Purchased tab in the App store and you will see your download and estimated time.
Apple's end is getting hammered hard.
Apple isn't, their CDN partners (mainly Akamai) are.
At about 6:30 am, it was peaking at about 1.2 MBs. Now it's limping along at about 200 KBs, one sixth the earlier speed.
Maybe your cable company is throttling you? I just downloaded Xcode a half an hour ago and it took about the same time as Lion did this morning - 45 minutes. Apple's content distribution network seems to be handling things just fine at least from my perspective.
And once that's done, I'll have to do the same thing for my iMac.
Only if you are too stupid to make a copy of the Mac OS X Lion installer in the applications folder before installing (as has been outlined in NUMEROUS articles on every Mac site today!). Just make a copy of it before installing it and you can copy it to as many Mac's as you need. My MacBook Pro I'm typing on right now was upgraded to Lion from the installer that I downloaded on my Mac Pro early this morning (that took less than 45 minutes at 10:00 AM EST on a standard Comcast home account).
Oh, and move the installer out of the Applications folder before running and it won't delete itself when done.
Dumb. Really, really dumb.
Complaining about self-induced problems are dumb. There is nothing wrong with the way Apple is distributing Lion - other than getting used to the differences. Overall I'm much more happy with this. Not ever having to worry about loosing an install DVD is something I'm really looking forward to - esp. since I spent a few panicked hours looking for my SL DVD after a recent hard drive crash. Never again!