The new revolutionary change comes in the Mac OS X with the new version of the Mac Operating system, the Mac OS X Lion being launched into the Mac App Store, and being available for purchase and download for the users of Mac OS X previous versions. The Mac OS X Lion has come in with many new features that enhance the usage experience, and here are a few best features of the Mac Lion –
- Multi-Touch Gestures
- Full-Screen Apps
- Mission Control
- Mac App Store
- Launchpad – Instant access to all apps
- Resume – Re-open anything from where you closed it
- Auto Save
- Versions – Takes snapshots of your windows in timed manner, and keep it in timeline
- AirDrop – Sharing files wirelessly
- Lion Server
Apart from the main features listed above, the Mac OS X would be seeing more than 250 changes from the previous versions i.e. the Mac OS X Leopard. One of the easiest ways of upgrading an operating system version is available with the Mac update, where you just need to open the Mac App Store and purchase the Mac OS X Lion and download the installation files, and the update installation starts.
Mac OS X Lion is available as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6.6 Snow Leopard® from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US). Lion is the easiest OS X upgrade and at around 4GB, it is about the size of an HD movie from the iTunes Store®. Users who do not have broadband access at home, work or school can download Lion at Apple retail stores. Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and is available from the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US).
Requirements for Mac OS X Lion – Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM in an Intel-based Mac laptop. The Mac OS X Lion won’t need any more specific requirements and you can start using this version once it is downloaded and installed. The Lion has got a pretty good and improved interface for Mac users who have already been using it, and for those who would buy a new Mac for the first time with the Lion OS, they would be getting a real good new experience with the Mac OS X Lion.
Here is a video on the introduction to Mac OS X Lion –