Mac OS X Lion releasing this July

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Jun 6, 2011
  1. naruses
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    Apple has been talking about OS X Lion for some time already, of course, but it's now filled in most if not all of the remaining key details at WWDC. Dubbed a "major release" with over 250 new features, the OS adds things like a slew of new multi-touch gestures and full-screen apps (including iPhoto, iMovie, Safari, etc.), plus the all new Mission Control, which unifies Expose and Spaces, and the iOS-esque Launchpad application launcher. It also includes a new system-wide Resume feature that lets you pick up exactly where you left off, a new auto-save feature that automatically saves different versions of documents, the new AirDrop peer-to-peer file-sharing system, and a brand new version of Mail that finally includes a conversation view.

    The big news revealed today, however, is that the OS will now only be available in the Mac App Store as a 4GB download -- which installs in place, no reboots -- and that it will run you just $29.99 for all of your authorized Macs. It will be available sometime in July, but developers can get the latest preview release today. [/p]



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    Pretty good for that price.
     
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    Member iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    It will never hit the shelves. o:

    Since no physical copies can be bought on a shelf~
     
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    Good point!!!

    Can a mod please change the title to "Mac OS X Lion releasing this July" or something?
     
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    there will be dmgs not to worry.
     
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    'Bout time Costello got his own OS.
     
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    That would be awesome. If somebody's up for making a Linux Distro for him we can call CostellOS: Lions are AWESOME!

    As for this. Yay more OS revisions. Will Apple ever make an OSXI? As much as they do add proper features with each revision haven't they had OSX for, like, 10 years now? I guess they just like how OSX looks and sounds.
     
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    Mission Control and Launchpad, eh?

    Anyways it's odd to hear it only being an update, but I guess that cuts back (if only a little) on hackintoshes. Or at least aftermarket-sold ones, since in order to stay legal the sellers will have to buy a base OS and Lion, cutting into their profits.
     
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    Well the pictures on the apple page look really good,
    not sure if I would want this on my regular pc but for a laptop it might be really good ^^
     

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