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Apple supplies developers new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 ahead of iCloud launch

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As Apple moves forward toward the upcoming launch of iCloud, a new beta of Mac OS X 10.7.2 was supplied to developers on Thursday with no known issues.

People familiar with the latest build said it is known as 11C62, and weighs in at 740.2MB in its delta form. It comes less than a week after the last beta of Mac OS X 10.7.2 was supplied for testing.

The latest Lion betas have included iCloud integration, while previous builds required that developers download a separate installer to test Apple's forthcoming syncing and storage service.

The new beta comes the same day that Apple has warned developers it will reset all iCloud data. The reset is being done in preparation for the launch of the new free service.

Apple has not officially announced a specific release date for iCloud, and instead revealed in June that the service will become available this fall. It will store content such as photos, e-mail and contacts, and wirelessly push it to devices, including Macs, iPhones and iPads.

People familiar with the beta issued on Thursday said the latest build again has no known issues. The focus areas are said to remain the same as they were previously, and include AddressBook, GraphicsDrivers, iCal, iChat, iCloud, the Mac App Store, Mail, MobileMe, Safari, Spotlight and Time Machine.

Mac OS X 10.7.2 will likely be released when iCloud and iOS 5 are made available to the public. They are expected to be released at an event rumored to be scheduled for Oct. 4, where Apple is also expected to introduce its fifth-generation iPhone.
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No known issues obviously doesn't cover the small bugs an issues with iCloud. Not substantial but there are a few. Authentication seems to be an occional issue, with mail constantly asking for the iCloud password, and iCal not always talking to iCloud.
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I especially like to hear about the work on graphics drivers (never fast enough) and Safari. Safari was so bad in Lion that I've been using WebKit nightlies almost exclusively.

As to iCloud I still have mixed feelings as we seem to be giving up more than we are getting. Time will tell, if inadapt to it as fast as I did with Lion it may be very useful.
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The ability to put the recovery partition on your Time Machine drive instead of your main drive is a good idea.
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I especially like to hear about the work on graphics drivers (never fast enough) and Safari. Safari was so bad in Lion that I've been using WebKit nightlies almost exclusively.

As to iCloud I still have mixed feelings as we seem to be giving up more than we are getting. Time will tell, if inadapt to it as fast as I did with Lion it may be very useful.

What's so bad about Safari in Lion?

I hope Lion just gets optimised by this. I upgraded to 8GB of RAM to increase Aperture 3 performance and now Lion works like a DREAM. That suggests RAM usage in Lion needs a bit of work because 4GB should be plenty for basic OS tasks and on occasion it wasn't as smooth as SL was. Smoothness is OSX's hallmark IMO.
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The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:
\t\tiCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
\t\tBack to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
\t\tFind My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.
Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit http://www.apple.com/icloud.

The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:
\t\tAllow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
\t\tEnable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
\t\tAddress an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
\t\tImprove the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
\t\tAddress an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
\t\tImprove VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
\t\tAddress an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
\t\tEnable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
\t\tResolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
\t\tImprove Active Directory integration.
For detailed information about Safari 5.1.1, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4922.
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4767.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
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