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Apple Ships OS X 10.7 Lion 'Gold Master' For July Push 370

An anonymous reader writes "Apple released to developers the 'gold master' version of Mac OS 10.7, known as Lion, in a move that positions the company for a July roll-out. 'With Snow Leopard, Apple's previous Mac OS release, the time between going from gold master status to hitting store shelves was approximately two weeks. However that release required Apple to stamp and produce boxed discs to send out to retail stores. Lion will be the first by Apple to be released only through its Mac App Store as a digital download.'"
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Apple Ships OS X 10.7 Lion 'Gold Master' For July Push

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  • by Inquisitus ( 937664 ) on Sunday July 03, 2011 @02:36AM (#36645280) Homepage opposed to? An analogue download?
  • by whiteboy86 ( 1930018 ) on Sunday July 03, 2011 @02:50AM (#36645330)
    >> ..hard drive partition table lose a leg? How do you get 10.7 on your Mac? Apple won't say just yet.

    Easy, you have to buy a new Apple hardware, obviously.

  • by BrokenHalo ( 565198 ) on Sunday July 03, 2011 @05:07AM (#36645648)
    You don't even have to go so far afield as that. I've always found internet connections in Greece to be pretty flaky. Hell, it wasn't that long ago you could barely make a phone call there. And here in Australia, there are lots of places where you won't get any kind of connection, for example Cocklebiddy [], whose sole claim to fame is that it has a Wikipedia entry.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 03, 2011 @06:53AM (#36645906)

    Before someone makes the wisecrack that they used their 2.4k accoustic coupler modem uphill both ways in the snow I'd like to point out that thermal noise and thus BER is significantly smaller at low temperatures.

  • Re:Finally (Score:2, Funny)

    by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Sunday July 03, 2011 @11:32AM (#36646724) Homepage

    The big things of interest for OS X to me, as someone who likes efficiency and stability out of his systems, are:

    * will they finally fix the horrible threading and context switching implementation so that running something like a spreadsheet program with a large spreadsheet not cause the gnashing of teeth?

    You're holding it wrong.

    * HFS+ replacement so IO won't be a horrendous bottleneck?

    See above

    * Better wifi implementation so that the macs I've got to deal with are not the main ones to have signal issues? (Seriously, when macs have more issues with APs than XP, you know you've got issue. You can't completely say it's the hardware, because Linux on the same systems is at least better...)

    The problem here, as you should already know, is the Windows boxes are polluting the spectrum and slowing down the system. The Macs are desperately trying to clean up the air but you probably have too many copies of XP floating about. Buy everyone a nice shiny Mac and the problem will go away. (Notice I didn't say that the wifi speeds would be any faster).

    * will they allow me to do what I want with the 'dock' and the sparse UI elements, or am I restricted to using it how they say I should (particularly as it pertains to multitasking/not multitasking: it doesn't matter if they make that not suck at the techincal level if the UI is still horribly crippled).

    Do you really need me to answer that? You do it OUR way or the highway.


    Sent from my iCloud

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