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Apple's iCloud roll-out on Wednesday also features an update to its Lion operating system in the form of Mac OS X 10.7.2, bringing support for new cloud-based services like syncing, Back to My Mac, and Find My Mac.

Mac OS X 10.7.2 is now available via Software Update. It is labeled version 11C74, and is a 435.5MB download.

Apple has said that the 10.7.2 update is recommended for all users of OS X Lion, and includes general operating system fixes designed to improve the stability, compatibility and security of their Mac. The release notes declare that iCloud is "a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices."

Features of iCloud on Mac OS X, as highlighted by Apple, include:
iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading list and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
Find 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.


The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1. In addition, other general operating system fixes and improvements detailed are as follows:
Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
Enable booting in to Lion Recover from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
Improve Active Directory integration.
Also released on Wednesday was Lion Recovery Update 1.0. It includes improvements to Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password.
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888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin
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888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin

Indeed. Add the updates for iOS 5 and Apple's servers are going to be pretty frigging busy today. Wow.
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here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....
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888Meg download for the two updates. Let the waiting begin

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Is it really 11C74? The last "GM" beta was 11C73, that would be odd to release a build that didn't go to beta testers.
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Indeed. Add the updates for iOS 5 and Apple's servers are going to be pretty frigging busy today. Wow.

And iWork apps for cloud support...
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Please stop downloading the update! You are causing mine to go slow!

Says three hours to go with 80MB downloaded!
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any links yet to the combo update for lion?
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Is it really 11C74? The last "GM" beta was 11C73, that would be odd to release a build that didn't go to beta testers.

11C73 was never indicated as the GM build, but you're right, it is odd unless the change from 11C73 to 11C74 involved something so minor they didn't feel beta testing was necessary.
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works on clients, not OS X lion server....
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Apple's servers must be getting hammered. Me myself I'm downloading 10.7.2 to my Mac mini and MacBook Pro and iOS5. I have 70Mbits/sec here, I seem to be doing fine and things should finish quickly

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It's getting hammered...
I'm on a 100mbps campus network and it says 5 hrs remaining!
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It's getting hammered...
I'm on a 100mbps campus network and it says 5 hrs remaining!

On the Mac mini
+700MB of 10.7.2 downloaded, 25 minutes to go Edit: It now says 30minutes...
iOS5 just finished

On the MacBook Pro however it says 3 hours to go...
Edit: I think it is getting slower so I cancelled it.

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So it's official... iCloud is supported in Windows Vista but not Snow Leopard. Cool.
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So much for delta updates.
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So it's official... iCloud is supported in Windows Vista but not Snow Leopard. Cool.

It can't be that hard to support iCloud in Snow Leopard, not everyone can upgrade to Lion, certainly none of the 32bit Intel Macs. I wonder what are Apple's motives?

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Please stop downloading the update! You are causing mine to go slow!

Says three hours to go with 80MB downloaded!

Cancel and start again. On the third try i found a good download. About 10 minutes to download.
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here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....

Lion's Safari was crapola. I pretty much gave up on it and made use of the WebKit nighties. Even those took awhile to smooth out behavior but have been reall good for the last couple of weeks. So I'm hopeful.
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So much for delta updates.

And?

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...made use of the WebKit nighties.

Kinky.
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here is to hoping safari is usable again with this update....

What was wrong with it before? I used it daily with no issues.
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It's getting hammered...
I'm on a 100mbps campus network and it says 5 hrs remaining!

lucky you! I'm on my wifi at home, and its estimating about (equivalent hours) 4 and a half weeks to go!
course, Time Warner might be unhelping too...
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What was wrong with it before? I used it daily with no issues.

Safari is absolutely, inexcusably, embarrassingly bad.

The memory leak would take terabytes of RAM if you had them. It crashes every single time without fail if you try to reopen a closed tab but have opened another since.

Among other problems.
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Safari's not that bad in Lionbut there are some problems which need to be worked out. It performs quite smoothly for me until I start throwing dozens of tabs at it, and then it slows to a crawl. I've continued using it because it isn't bad enough for me to bother with the fuss of using a different browser and I'm expecting Apple to clean up some of the mess.

I hadn't thought about the Webkit nighties. That's a good solution if the most recent update doesn't address some of the new Lion Safari issues.
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Safari is absolutely, inexcusably, embarrassingly bad.

The memory leak would take terabytes of RAM if you had them. It crashes every single time without fail if you try to reopen a closed tab but have opened another since.

Among other problems.

Have to say I've never experienced any of this. Safari takes up more memory than it used to, true, but mine never crashes or leaks memory.

Still no combo update
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It can't be that hard to support iCloud in Snow Leopard, not everyone can upgrade to Lion, certainly none of the 32bit Intel Macs. I wonder what are Apple's motives?

Beats the crap out of me. They want all Mac users to upgrade to Lion (even if costs them thousands)? The rumor back in August was that an incremental Snow Leopard update would include an iCloud preference pane, but this nowhere in sight as of today, and the official word is Lion only. Then we see that Apple is supporting iCloud in Vista, so that's just insult added to injury.
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So much for delta updates.

I don't recall them mentioning delta updates for OS X, only iOS, but I could be wrong there. Even if it were a delta update, I don't think it's unreasonable for this update to be this large. iCloud forces them to change the underlying architecture of just about everything in the system.
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I am just on a residential cable modem and it took less than 10 minutes to download the 888 MB package.
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Just downloaded and installed the 888MB in 10 minutes, about a minutes to go on the iPhoto download. Curious, shouldn't their be an iWork update as well?
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I don't recall them mentioning delta updates for OS X, only iOS, but I could be wrong there. Even if it were a delta update, I don't think it's unreasonable for this update to be this large. iCloud forces them to change the underlying architecture of just about everything in the system.

I'll give you that.
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Any support for the latest generation AMD or nVidia Graphics Cards in MacPro's...? Thought not.
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Could anyone explain the size of this?

Scrap that actually, I just noticed iPhoto is over 700MB. Why so big?

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Direct link to OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 Client Combo (818.59 MB DMG file)

Awesome - thanks! I have six Mac's and three different iOS devices to update today so that will really save on my already smoking internet connection!
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Safari is absolutely, inexcusably, embarrassingly bad.

The memory leak would take terabytes of RAM if you had them. It crashes every single time without fail if you try to reopen a closed tab but have opened another since.

Among other problems.

Wow. I'm running Lion on a brand new Mini. No problems whatsoever. Actually, there is one. I sometimes go back page after page to the point where I confuse it, but that's more a case of how easy it is to swipe with Safari on a Magic Trackpad.
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Can someone post the 10.7.2 Server combo update? Not appearing in software update.
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Now that Lion is in the Mac App Store, do we really need combo updates? What's the story there. I've been downloading those combo updates for so many years that I've forgotten why I even do it.
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Indeed. Add the updates for iOS 5 and Apple's servers are going to be pretty frigging busy today. Wow.

Well, that's what the new server farm is for...SJ must be pretty happy seeing all those updates from Apple Heaven today
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Can someone post the 10.7.2 Server combo update? Not appearing in software update.

Never mind, it's now on the support download page.
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What was wrong with it before? I used it daily with no issues.

If you have more than a handful of tabs open it really bogs down. It's almost unusable

I too am hoping this update fixes it since I am loathe to switch to another browser.
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