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[Apple] Lion Downloads Top One Million in First Day

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Apple® today announced that in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Available through the Mac® App Store™ for $29.99 (US), users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple’s history.

“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.â€

Lion introduces more than 250 new features to the Mac, including 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, the best place to find and explore great software; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.
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Maybe if Lion could slap a magical dedicated HDMI port on the Macbook, they would be more appealing to me.

Doubtful, though.

On topic: Aren't the OS prices always around $30?
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Why is this a surprise? Why is it even news? Not much of an accomplish considering digital download is the ONLY way to acquire it.
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Originally Posted by donutpirate View Post
Maybe if Lion could slap a magical dedicated HDMI port on the Macbook, they would be more appealing to me.

Doubtful, though.

On topic: Aren't the OS prices always around $30?
The new Mac Mini has an HDMI port. HTPC goodness.
 
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I'm digging AirDrop. It's going to help a lot with assignments.
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Million + Downloads in one day isnt a accomplishment
Not really. It got beat by a multiple video games.

http://www.gamesworldsa.com/StarCraf...ay-news40.html

Too lazy to list more than one but Windows 7 averaged over 500,000 per day for the first 6 months.
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I thought it was just the adapter, not the cable.
The cables are illegal, the adapters are not.
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I know I was part of that one million downloads, and I have to say I love it. I mean, you can't beat a nice update to an already nice OS for $30 (unless it was free, which in my opinion 10.8 will be free).

I'm hoping that Windows 8 comes with a download option like Lion.
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I know I was part of that one million downloads, and I have to say I love it. I mean, you can't beat a nice update to an already nice OS for $30 (unless it was free, which in my opinion 10.8 will be free).

I'm hoping that Windows 8 comes with a download option like Lion.
ur joking right... the 5 gig download is too long... i live 5 mins away from the apple store, so i wish i could of gotten a CD or usb for 30 bucks... they wanna charge 70 bucks for lion on a usb.. plz

anyways.. i was gonna update but i'm buyin the new air... selling this mac air..
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It's about 3.49gb's.
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