Linked by David Adams on Wed 20th Jul 2011 15:13 UTC
Apple As widely anticipated, Apple's new major OSX release is available this morning, download-only, for $29.99 USD in the Mac App Store. There's a quick copy and paste job of the feature list after the jump. Also as expected, there's a new, Sandy Bridge-based Macbook Air. Update: A reader pointed out John Siracusa's Lion review at Ars.
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Be warned...
by bryhhh on Wed 20th Jul 2011 16:21 UTC
bryhhh
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2005-07-22

If you are planning on burning it to a DVD to make future re-installations easier, make sure you burn the DVD after downloading and before installing.

I've just downloaded, installed and then went to burn the DVD only to find that the installer auto deletes itself after installing, so now I have to download it all again! Not impressed Apple! - Also, when I attempted to download again via the App store, the app store generates the error, 'A newer version is installed.....', to circumvent this, hold down option whilst you click 'Install'.

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RE: Be warned...
by David on Wed 20th Jul 2011 16:27 in reply to "Be warned..."
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I would find that very annoying! Keep in mind that the installer creates a permanent recovery partition, so if you only have one Mac, you may never need the DVD backup. On the other hand, if you have more than one mac, your $30 lets you install it on all your computers, so a DVD would be handy in that case.

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RE[2]: Be warned...
by bryhhh on Wed 20th Jul 2011 18:10 in reply to "RE: Be warned..."
bryhhh Member since:
2005-07-22

I didn't realise it created a recovery partition, thanks for that. Regardless, I'd still prefer a physical piece of media to cover hard disk failures.

Edited 2011-07-20 18:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Be warned...
by jackeebleu on Thu 21st Jul 2011 02:30 in reply to "RE: Be warned..."
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

there's no need to do such a thing. If you have your Snow Leopard disc and have legally purchased a copy of Lion, all you need to do is log onto your App Store account and download again. Its a lot simpler than some of you make it. Remember, you can't install it clean, it relies on Snow Leopard.

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RE: Be warned...
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 20th Jul 2011 16:44 in reply to "Be warned..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I expected that much. Thank you anyway.

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