1. felixmo's Avatar
    17 hours.... jesus lol
    Really? Wow!
    07-20-2011 07:48 PM
  2. bradleydaniel926's Avatar
    Hrrumpfff!!!!
    07-20-2011 08:14 PM
  3. bgarrick87's Avatar
    Downloading now! 12 hours remaining!


    Sent from my iPad
    07-20-2011 08:14 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'm about hour in. Says another 3 hours but that keeps changing. After it downloads can I wait and install tomorrow? No way I can stay up. Gotta be up crazy early.
    07-20-2011 08:29 PM
  5. Caballera's Avatar
    I finally did that... Why the call their new version of scroll "Natural" is beyond me as using a scroll wheel on a mouse is bas-ackwards on their "Natural"...
    On twitter everyone was saying to stick to the default scrolling of Lion and you'll get use to it. Suppose to work pretty well.

    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 09:00 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Absolutely LOVING the new gestures...It's like having a whole new mac (even if it is only a couple of months old anyways, lol!)
    07-20-2011 10:15 PM
  7. whiteshadoww's Avatar
    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 10:24 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    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.
    Has nothing to do with registration...you just have to authorize the computer with your iTunes account and you're good to go.
    07-20-2011 10:47 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Absolutely LOVING the new gestures...It's like having a whole new mac (even if it is only a couple of months old anyways, lol!)
    Nevermind... figured out my gesture issue...
    Last edited by Fausty82; 07-20-2011 at 11:03 PM.
    07-20-2011 10:50 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm a little less ecstatic about the iTunes like monotone colors used in the finder folder now...
    07-21-2011 08:48 AM
  11. Bittersweet BB's Avatar
    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 04:29 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    I'm already getting used to it. In fact, I went to my work laptop (Lenovo / Windows) and as I started to scroll on the trackpad, I thought to myself how weird that experience was. I guess I've already been assimilated.
    07-21-2011 04:48 PM
  13. CG68's Avatar
    The scrolling is going to drive me nuts! Hopefully I'll get used to it pretty quick.
    07-21-2011 04:51 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    My download wound up taking about 90 minutes. Installation - 30 minutes.

    First thing I did - change the direction of the scroll. LOL!
    +3 for me on this
    07-21-2011 05:01 PM
  15. grunt0300's Avatar
    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 06:52 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    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.
    Until they release it on a Thumb Drive (It's coming soon...$69) the only way to get Lion is from the Mac AppStore - and download. An Apple Store might let you come in and use their wifi, or, facilitate installing from a copy they have in-store.
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    07-21-2011 06:59 PM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    It would not be a "fresher" copy... and they don't have installation disks for us - only for the stores where they were upgrading multiple machines... rumor was though that they did have local servers serving it up, so it may still be faster. The install itself is 25-30 minutes apart from the download. You could call the store and see what they have to offer, I suppose.
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    07-21-2011 07:58 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    It would not be a "fresher" copy... and they don't have installation disks for us - only for the stores where they were upgrading multiple machines... rumor was though that they did have local servers serving it up, so it may still be faster. The install itself is 25-30 minutes apart from the download. You could call the store and see what they have to offer, I suppose.
    I'll call them as you suggested. It's 75 miles from my home, but my son lives near there so i suppose i could visit him at the same time. Thanks.
    07-21-2011 08:22 PM
  19. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'll call them as you suggested. It's 75 miles from my home, but my son lives near there so i suppose i could visit him at the same time. Thanks.
    Then do the download from the app store. It takes awhile to download but really simple
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    07-21-2011 09:03 PM
  20. Alli's Avatar
    You can buy it through the Mac app store for $30. Have them install it? It installs itself.

    You can buy the installation usb drive for $70. I think you can handle this on your own.

    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 11:17 PM
  21. grunt0300's Avatar
    You can buy it through the Mac app store for $30. Have them install it? It installs itself.

    You can buy the installation usb drive for $70. I think you can handle this on your own.
    You're probably right, but i'll wait until the first two or three million people download it. After that, the whole process should take about 15 minutes at the most.LOL
    07-21-2011 11:28 PM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    You can buy it through the Mac app store for $30. Have them install it? It installs itself.

    You can buy the installation usb drive for $70. I think you can handle this on your own.
    The $69 thumb drive version won't be available until September/October... right now it's download or bust...
    07-22-2011 12:02 AM
  23. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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; 07-22-2011 at 12:32 AM.
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    07-22-2011 12:29 AM
  24. Osama19's Avatar
    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

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you for all the great notes and feedback.
    Last edited by Alli; 07-23-2011 at 06:43 PM.
    07-23-2011 02:42 PM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    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

    Any suggestions?
    You could wait for the thumbdrive version to be released... but you're still gonna pay more $69 for that one.

    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.
    07-23-2011 02:46 PM
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