- 07-20-2011, 06:48 PM #26
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- 07-20-2011, 08:00 PM #30
I'm downloading Lion now on the wife's MacBook Pro and then I'll install it on mine.. If it finishes downloading relatively soon, have to work in the morning.
- 07-20-2011, 09:15 PM #31
- 07-20-2011, 09:24 PM #32
Sorry it has taken you guys so long. I'm with comcast in SF and it took about 45 mini. Installation took 25 mini (2010 macbook pro). I realize now I should have registered my wife's 2011 iMac under my name and I could have installed Lion on that computer for free.
- 07-20-2011, 09:47 PM #33
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- 07-21-2011, 03:29 PM #36
Between download and installation it took just under 2 hours on my iMac which I guess, after reading some of the comments, is fairly quick.
I have to agree about the scrolling being weird at first. The iMac I have at work is over 2 years old so it still has the USB mouse with scroll ball and I am constantly trying to just slide my finger on the mouse itself to scroll like I do with my newer iMac at home. So, once I had Lion installed, the whole new direction of scrolling really threw me off for a while. But I do think I'm going to stick it out and get accustomed to it quickly.
I didn't get too much time to check out most of the new features last night so today should be interesting.
- 07-21-2011, 03:48 PM #37
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- 07-21-2011, 05:52 PM #40
I've got the Snow Leopard now, but i'd like to upgrade to the Lion. Would it be better for me to go to the Apple Store and buy it there, and have them install it? I mean, would it be quicker, and with a "fresher" copy? What about the installation disk? Would they give me the copy? My Mac came with the Snow Leopard already installed, so no disk if i ever needed to downgrade back. I would really appreciate any help that i could get. Thanks.
- 07-21-2011, 06:58 PM #42
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- 07-21-2011, 11:29 PM #48
I really hope no one really buys the damn USB stick. The thing is 3.7GB for 29.99 so at $69 the USB itself costs $40. There is no way Apple is going to use a 16 or 20GB USB and have free space. So anyone that pays $40 for a 4 or 8GB USB stick should be held down and horse whipped. I downloaded and installed yesterday then today my friend downloaded his copy but he burned it onto DVD. I went to my GF's to install it and in the Mac AppStore it just had "Install" option. I don't know if it would have started the download all over again but I thought why even bother trying I just copied the file from the DVD instead much faster. The first thing I did was change the scroll direction I don't need to learn anything new. I was thrown for a loop with the multi finger swipe to switch between spaces and to scroll.
As far as I heard, and I could be wrong it will allow you to install on up to 10 computers as long as they are running Snow Leopard. You can also install up to 2 virtual Macs per computer. When you compare this to the $350 Windows 7 disk that is only one license it seems VERY cheap.
Last edited by Ipheuria; 07-21-2011 at 11:32 PM.
- 07-23-2011, 01:42 PM #49iPhone Nanite
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What really sucks is that i have to pay 30 bucks to upgrade to snow leopard first to access App Store and then upgrade to Lion, it will cost around 60 bucks for me
Thank you for all the great notes and feedback.
Last edited by Alli; 07-23-2011 at 05:43 PM.
- 07-23-2011, 01:46 PM #50
As I understand it, the issue is just that you need the App store to get Lion. I am not aware of any other reason to need Snow Leopard except that the App store doesn't work in Leopard and earlier versions of OS X.