Mac OS X Lion Roars to 1 Million Downloads in First Day

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News Posted: Fri, Jul 22 2011 12:59 PM
It took but 24 hours for Apple's latest operating system -- Mac OS X Lion -- to claw its way onto over 1 million systems, Apple announced on Thursday. Lion is the eight major release of Apple's OS and was made available through the Mac App Store for $29.99 when it launched on Wednesday.

"Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made."

Apple fed Lion more than 250 new features, including notable standouts like:
  • 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
  • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.
Apple has been tearing it up lately. The Cupertino outfit recently reported all-time record revenue of $28.57 billion for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended June 25, 2011, overtaking Microsoft, which itself posted impressive numbers with $17.37 billion for the quarter. Apple also just finished refreshing its product lineup with updated MacBook Air and Mac mini models, and introduced the world's first Thunderbolt display.
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OSunday replied on Fri, Jul 22 2011 2:25 PM

I have two iMac's in my family, and even after 1 million have downloaded it, and a very reasonable price tag (compared to WIN7), I'm still Wary.

I feel like it's going to take away alot of what I can do on the Mac's since all the apps go through the "apple apstore"

Anyone on HotHardware have Lion up and running yet with some information to share?

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We just got it at work on our shared mac. I really don't have much to report because it's so new, we've come across a few network issues but I don't have details. Reading a few forums showed that other companies were having the same problem. I'll keep you posted if we come accross anything major. If I were you I'd wait maybe a month or two for them to sort the first kinks out. On a side note I wish windows was only $29!!!

What do you mean it's going to take away what you can do?

Now you're just mashing it!

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If I were you I'd wait maybe a month or two for them to sort the first kinks out

"Yeah,and hey, here's a link to an extensive and comprehensive review on Lion from Anandtech, hope that helps, but do take Drakes advice."


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kid007 replied on Fri, Jul 22 2011 10:01 PM

have not had any problems with it, i wrote a thread talking about it...

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I'm currently running it and as far as I can tell It is running pretty smooth, One problem I have is it takes a little longer to boot. This could either be the program or me not clearing up my hard drive recently

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Good deal I like Apple in the OS space it is for this reason Microsoft released a wonderful Windows 7 with features we all love as they themselves have stared they listened to what their customers wanted from a OS.

Vista was a joke as Microsoft rested on their laurels for waaayyyyy to long and had to clean up the Vista mess.

Kudos Apple keep up the good work.

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