Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jun 2011 19:20 UTC
Apple Apple just held its keynote thing to signal the start of its Worldwide Developers Conference. The big three things Apple talked about were Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and its new internet service, iCloud.
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daveak
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2008-12-29

You make a good point but 1.2? Guess again. It is 4.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

You're right. I forgot how big OS X is. If it's as big as Snow Leopard, then it's 4.7+ GB. Snow Leopard wouldn't even fit on a single layer DVD IIRC. It required a double layer one.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

There's no PPC code in Lion, nadda. Plus they've dropped a number of old stuff like iSync. They must have optimised heavily to get it into 4GB, knowing that it's download-only.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You're right. I forgot how big OS X is. If it's as big as Snow Leopard, then it's 4.7+ GB. Snow Leopard wouldn't even fit on a single layer DVD IIRC. It required a double layer one.


I wonder if you even get to save/burn a backup copy once it is downloaded? If not, what happens if your hard drive crashes or something? Do you then have to install the previous version of OSX and download Lion all over again?

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