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http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/16/apple-...business-days/
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As expected, Apple has released OS X Lion on a USB thumb drive via their online store. The $69 thumb drive ships in 1-3 business days and requires 7GB of available storage space. One caveat for users that install OS X Lion via this thumb drive, rather than for $29.99 from the Mac App Store, is that re-installs will need to be conducted via the thumb drive; the internet-based Lion recovery system will not function.
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Interesting bit about the thumb drive installation. I guess because it's not associated with your iTunes/AppStore account?
 
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Using your own memory stick and the download version of lion will be much cheaper than this.
http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to...or-flash-drive
Edited by Kieran - 8/16/11 at 8:27am
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also, some people have really slow interwebnets, downloading 7GB would take too long
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also, some people have really slow interwebnets, downloading 7GB would take too long
The Lion install package is only about 4GB.
 
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After trying out Lion, I now realize that Apple needs to get beyond OSX. Lion is like iOS and OSX combined. It feels like KDE + Gnome combined.
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That mem stick looks really really cool though... First I've seen of it's kind with no holding case thing.
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Is this the full OS or just the update..?
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That mem stick looks really really cool though... First I've seen of it's kind with no holding case thing.
They've been around for a bit. Not a big fan of them as the pins are exposed so it lends itself to damage more easily. I guess in this application, it probably isn't something you are carrying around every day.
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Is this the full OS or just the update..?
This is the full OS. It does not require the Mac App store or Snow Leopard so Tiger or Leopard users can upgrade to Lion with this USB stick, without installing Snow Leopard.
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