Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 21:51 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X "With the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this summer, Apple will make the switch to a new kind of digital distribution for its operating system upgrades by releasing the software first through its new Mac App Store, AppleInsider has learned. The Mac App Store, available to all users running the most recent version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, will become the de facto method for obtaining the Lion upgrade, people familiar with the matter have revealed. Users will be able to upgrade instantly without the need for physical media by purchasing Lion through the Mac App Store." The old-fashioned regular disc version (and hopefully, on a USB drive for Air owners such as myself) will still be available.
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RE: Uhm, non-US?
by mrhasbean on Thu 5th May 2011 00:54 UTC in reply to "Uhm, non-US?"
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As long as the only payment method is a credit card (which many people here do not have)

You could live somewhere other than Holland if you don't have access to VISA / MasterCard DEBIT cards, which also work on iTunes FYI.

And I'd love to see these "more secure" payment options. Even with my VISA debit cards - I don't own credit cards - if I make an online purchase from ANY new source I get a phone call from my bank within five minutes confirming that it was actually me making the purchase, and similarly for any purchase over a threshold I can set. My debit cards generally have less than $100 in them at any time, I have regular transfers going in for regular bills / payments, and it takes me under a minute to transfer funds in via my phone (either via internet banking or phone banking) if I need to buy something, and the whole shooting match doesn't cost me a cent in fees.

That's good enough security for me.

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