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OS X Lion Now Available

by Emily Price | July 20, 2011

Mac OS X Lion 010OS X Lion is now available to download from the Mac App Store. Originally announced earlier this year, and then detailed a few months ago along with iOS 5, the next generation of Apple’s OS X operating system brings over 200 new features to the table.

“Lion is the best version of OS X yet, and we’re thrilled that users around the world can download it starting today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Lion makes upgrading a Mac easier than ever before; just launch the Mac App Store, buy Lion with your iTunes account, and the download and install process will begin automatically.”

Additional new features in Lion include:

  • Resume, which conveniently brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app;
  • Auto Save, which automatically and continuously saves your documents as you work;
  • Versions, which automatically records the history of your document as you create it, and gives you an easy way to browse, revert and even copy and paste from previous versions; and
  • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.

Lion is available now as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6.6 Snow Leopard for $29.99 US. In August the OS will be available in Apple Stores on a USB thumb drive for $69 US.

If you purchased a Mac after June 6, 2011 you can download the OS update for free by requesting an up-to-date upgrade from Apple.


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Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...


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