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Apple releases OS X Lion on the Mac App Store

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Mac OS X Lion

There you go, fellow Mac users. It’s time to check out the Mac App Store and start downloading the just released OS X v10.7 Lion. The download will cost you $29.99, and with a 3.64GB file size, I’m sure it’s going to take us all awhile to download. It’s nighttime in my part of the world, and I’m going to let the download process overnight.

As a reminder, Apple is offering free use of their Apple Store’s broadband connection for Mac owners who have slow bandwidth at home, office or school. OS X Lion will also be available on thumb drives sometime this August. But I doubt if you will want to wait that long.

Some of the salient features of OS X Lion include new Multi-Touch gestures, system-wide support for full screen apps, Mission Control (an innovative view of everything running on your Mac), the Mac App Store built right into the OS, Launchpad (a new home for all your apps) and a completely redesigned Mail app.

Other features 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
  • AirDrop – which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.

And in case you’re not sure, we can help you learn How to check if your Mac apps are ready for OS X 10.7 Lion. Also be sure to check out our OS X Lion compatibility announcement roundup.

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