The highly-anticipated Mac OS X Lion is now available for purchase as a download from the Mac App Store in both standard and Server versions. If you’ve got a Mac, it’ll set you back just $38.99 for the standard and $64.99 for Lion Server (cheap for a major new OS release – compare it to Windows!) and will bring much of the iOS experience to your desktop.
Apple are promising over 250 new features including multi-touch gestures, full-screen apps, Mission Control, Launchpad, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and an all-new Mail app that will look very familiar to iPad owners.
If you have downloaded it and you are wanting to install it on multiple devices then just quit out of the installer, go into your Applicatins folder and you will see “Install Mac OS X Lion” as an application. You can then copy this across to a flash drive and install it on your other machines.
If you want to create a bootable DVD or Flash drive of the Lion image then follow the instructions here at OSX Daily:
Note: You need to do this prior to installing Lion as once installed it deletes the install application from your applications folder and you would then need to re-download it from the Mac App Store.
Here’s the full press release (sorry the one we received is the AU one):