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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
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
No crap.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by xdanisx View Post
No crap.



OT: Thats a neat little thumb drive there and the install would certainly be faster then via disk. Just sucks because the online backup wouldn't work. Oh well its really no worse then having to keep up with my one windows 7 install DVD so no biggie.
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post #13 of 23
I've been using Lion since beta release to app developers. I used the usb install method when Lion was released. It's easy. Just get the dmg and restore it to thumb drive.

I will say that Lion adds nothing on top of Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard does nothing on top of Leopard. There really hasn't been a significant OSX release since Leopard.

Only thing I notice is the scroll bars and the ui is a tad lighter. Other than that it's the same. Resume doesn't work with any of my programs, auto save doesn't work with Netbeans, air drop is slower than using drop box for me(yes I know you don't need wifi to use it), launchpad is dumb, and mission control adds nothing for me. I just use Command + tab and Command + ~.

Just to note I got my use out of it for now. I needed to use it for IT sake. Probably going to reinstall Windows in a few days. And yes I'm using it right now.



Edited by dham - 8/16/11 at 2:12pm
    
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post #14 of 23
Wow this is great, that's really innovative of Apple. And Jesus, only $69? That's a steal, and the number is as sexy as Apple.
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post #15 of 23
I like the design. It looks like an Apple-branded Yubikey.
post #16 of 23
I don't see the problem here. Apple offers a product and gives its users multiple way so of using it. If they price doesn't appeal to you then don't buy it, or choose a different installation method.
post #17 of 23
the OS is only $30... from Mac Store... wow.
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post #18 of 23
I disagree that Lion didn't add much over Snow Leopard, I notice the difference. However, that isn't what this thread is about. It's not a service pack either, and if you think it is I suggest you actually do some research.

This really isn't too expensive. Lion is $30 and a USB chip is $10 which leaves $29 that you're paying so you 1) don't have to download it 2) don't have to purchase Snow Leopard.

Also, it's so thin! lol rofl
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by tryceo View Post
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 forever. there are much smaller ones than that too.

there's a downside to how small it is though, they're almost always slow.

you want fast, you usually end up w/ a chunky stick.
    
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post #20 of 23
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One caveat for users that install OS X Lion via this thumb drive, rather than for $29.99 from the Mac App Store
I thought the caveat is that the OS will only run on Apple's hardware. For what they charge for the hardware the OS should be free. I know people complain Windows costs more than OSX, but Microsoft isn't selling you the PC hardware as well.
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