Lion: A Disc-Free Upgrade?

By  |  Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

AppleInsider says that OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple’s upcoming operating-system upgrade, may be delivered primarily as a Mac App Store download. (Makes since–among other things, those of us with MacBook Airs don’t have built-in optical drives to install the software from DVD…)


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Ed Oswald Says:

    Makes perfect sense, and wouldn't be all that surprising at all. Hopefully they do!

  2. Reece Tarbert Says:

    Sorry, but if Apple is going to force the App Store down my throat, I'm out. Convenience? Fine. Only option? Thanks, but no thanks.

    Also, on a more technical note: since the App Store requires OS X 10.6, would this mean that in order to install Lion one should have Snow Leopard up and running?


  3. pond Says:

    And for everybody with datacaps on their ISP accounts, there goes a few months’ usage when the 1Gig+ file comes down…

    Tech advances and the telcos and cablecos are on a hard collision course regarding how, and how much, of the internet we use.