Apple's Mac OSX (Lion) Now Online and in Thumb Drive This August
Apple just announced that the Mac OSX (Lion) will be available to Intel-based Mac with at least Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and running Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®. Mac users can purchase the new OS through the Mac App Store for $29.99, that has a download size of 3. 74 GB, easily making it the one of the largest file download from the Mac App Store.
Mac OSX (Lion) is the new version of Mac OSX that can be installed on Lion will also introduce 250 new features like Gesture, Mission Control, Dashboard a.k.a. Spaces®, built-in Mac App Store, Versions, Air-drop and the new Safari. Mac OSX (Lion) will also incorporate popular iOS features like Resume, Auto Save and Full screen apps.
Though Apple makes it clear that the Mac OSX (Lion) will no longer be sold on boxes, they will however be available in a USB thumb drive through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) for $69 (US). This however will be available late August. Apple will also give Mac users a free copy of Mac OSX (Lion), as long as you purchased your Mac system anytime between June 6 to August August 19, 2011. All you need to do is to request for the free OS via their OS X Lion Up to Date Program - more information on the program here.
Mac OSX (Lion) was first announced by Steve Jobs last June, at the annual WWDC in California. A server version of the Mac OS (Lion) is also available via the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US).