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Topic # 87147 21-Jul-2011 06:51
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Lion OSX was released this morning so downloading now. who else is getting it? It was $38 on the NZ App store, pretty awesome price being a recent apple convert Im used to paying quite a bit more for Windows new version.

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  Reply # 496064 21-Jul-2011 08:11
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It's a toy OS. I'll be sticking with 10.6.




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  Reply # 496066 21-Jul-2011 08:13
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stevenz: It's a toy OS. I'll be sticking with 10.6.

Me too. I've looked through the list of features and the vast majority of them are of no interest to me, and the few that I'd like aren't worth the drawbacks.

Some of those "new features" are grasping at straws too, for example one of them is promoting a brand-new feature (I've forgotten which), but another is stating that there's a Cancel button in that new UI. A Cancel button is worthy of a feature list?

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  Reply # 496069 21-Jul-2011 08:19
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It's a shame that a 4gb download is the only way to get it. That would probably blow my data allowance.

Still, I wasn't desperate to upgrade anyway as I don't think there are any significant benefits for me, and sometimes a new version of the OS can break compatibilities until third party vendors start supporting it.

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  Reply # 496070 21-Jul-2011 08:22
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alasta: It's a shame that a 4gb download is the only way to get it. That would probably blow my data allowance.

It'll be available on physical media (a USB drive) next month. $69 in the US, local pricing not yet announced.

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  Reply # 496098 21-Jul-2011 09:26
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I have installed it on my 2011 iMac  and it's awesome. I had my doubts after reading the feature list and then I thought what the hell, I had the bandwidth, it's only $39.

I have to say my doubts have been set aside it's an awesome OS and the new feature just make it OSX more refined.

I have installed it on a mid 2011 IMac 27" quad core.

It took about 30minutes after the download. Remember to backup and if you are using any Rosetta dependent Apps either upgrade them or delete them as Lion wont support them. Also make sure your Snow Leopard is up to date.




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  Reply # 496106 21-Jul-2011 09:35
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Apple are charging for service packs? Man what a great business model.




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  Reply # 496108 21-Jul-2011 09:37
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Service packs (simply called "updates" in the Mac world) are freely downloadable from Apple's support site or the Software Update app.

Lion is a new OS version, like moving from Windows Vista to 7.



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  Reply # 496120 21-Jul-2011 09:59
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Just finished installing mine now. Went through without any problems very easy only had to click one thing. So far its the little things that make it seem nicer, like hidden scrollbars and the new expose' works nicer. haven't had enough time to notice anything else yet. I dont know why people think each version of osx is a service pack. that doesn't even make sense, while im sure loin has many service updates in it, its main focus is features albeit some of them not as cool as others, I wouldn't expect to pay for service packs either considering most of the service packs fix bugs, security holes (same as apple doesn't charge for security or service updates). Also MS has a nice track record of saying its gonna give feature x in service pack updates and then never does only later putting alot of those features into the next version i.e. win7 which you usually have to pay a couple hundreds bucks for, so in reality lion seems good value to me.

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  Reply # 496130 21-Jul-2011 10:23
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What if I want to do a clean install? How do I do this?

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  Reply # 496131 21-Jul-2011 10:24
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Download, show package contents, grab the .dmg from inside, burn it to DVD or restore to a USB drive, and then boot from that.

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  Reply # 496145 21-Jul-2011 10:46
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Behodar:
alasta: It's a shame that a 4gb download is the only way to get it. That would probably blow my data allowance.

It'll be available on physical media (a USB drive) next month. $69 in the US, local pricing not yet announced.


Excellent, thanks.

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  Reply # 496171 21-Jul-2011 11:20
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OMG, yay I haz the bestest, OSX FTW

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  Reply # 496179 21-Jul-2011 11:30
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Do I update or not??

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  Reply # 496208 21-Jul-2011 12:33
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johnr: Do I update or not??


Update. 

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  Reply # 496219 21-Jul-2011 12:55
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Theres a handy Lion installation guide here which, among other things, details how to share the downloaded Lion installer across multiple machines.

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