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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RE[3]: Be warned...
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Jul 2011 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Be warned..."
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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.

On their latest models (ones they've just released without optical drives) you can replace the hard disk and apparently on the board itself there is the ability to install Mac OS X Lion over the internet using an 'on the board' recovery tool (maybe there is a 'flash' chip on their holding a recovery tool and stripped down Mac OS X?).

I too created a physical DVD plus I backed up the .app that was downloaded from the AppStore (7z'ed it) - did a clean install and everything is working beautifully so far.

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