Mac OS X Lion is ready to roar

OS X 10.7: Lion

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.

Anyway, what are you waiting for? Follow this link and go get it now! or for those of you looking for Lion Server, you can get that here.

Update:

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):

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18 Comments

  1. alopes says:

    Finally the long wait is over for a lot of people. If and when i decide to purchase it can i get it from the local YOOBEE store if i take my portable HDD to them? Does anyone know?

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  2. Nordy says:

    Got it downloading for when i get home after work. Also running a backup onto my timecapsule for just in case.

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  3. kiwiadventure says:

    I’ve completed the Lion install onto my Mac Mini server and all works 100%.

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  4. camtab says:

    I am at work on a 25Mbps connection and its still downloading hours later?? I have closed and restarted a few times but its slow going. Not sure whats going on as others seem to be getting better results. Guess I could have waited until the hype dies down but wheres the fun in that

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  5. Gen says:

    Downloaded, hassle free. 3 hrs to download, 35 mins to install, To get full benefit from it I also purchased a track pad for the mac, still getting the hang of this.

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  6. crewie2 says:

    Yep……slick as………we live in interesting times…………….trackpad, cant use a mouse anymore……..bring on the cloud……………………..~:0)

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  7. alopes says:

    Finished downloading the Lion it took me 45min and rather than regret it later i’m doing a backup before i install it. I have also decided to save the downloaded copy of Lion on an external USB as well Just in case all turns to custard i don’t have to download it all over again.

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  8. alopes says:

    hi there done the download, backup and install all fine

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  9. alopes says:

    @ Nordy: Done the download, backup & install as well. Awesome.

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  10. MartyMan says:

    Just called Apple to find out about getting my free upgrade for my month old iMac. Apparently have to wait for an email to say my computer qualifies and then it can be downloaded for free. Email 24-48 hours away supposedly in case anyone else is in the same boat.

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  11. camtab says:

    So I have managed to download and install on my Macbook Air…loving it but now I face another hurdle/question before I proceed onto my main Mac. I noticed that iTunes 10.5 didn’t work on Lion so I had to download 10.4 (64bit). My concern is that I had 10.5 as that was needed to sync the iOS beta 5 devices. Does 10.4 work with these or can 10.5 be made compatible with Lion. Anyone installed Lion and sync’d a beta idevice since?

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  12. Mak says:

    Took longer to install than it did to download, lol.

    Not really all that much has changed, maybe a few UI tweaks at best. Not worth any more than $40 that’s for sure.

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  13. alopes says:

    I agree any one with any info camtab wrote:

    So I have managed to download and install on my Macbook Air…loving it but now I face another hurdle/question before I proceed onto my main Mac. I noticed that iTunes 10.5 didn’t work on Lion so I had to download 10.4 (64bit). My concern is that I had 10.5 as that was needed to sync the iOS beta 5 devices. Does 10.4 work with these or can 10.5 be made compatible with Lion. Anyone installed Lion and sync’d a beta idevice since?

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  14. Nordy says:

    I have 10.5b48 (48) running on my lion install

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  15. oobidub says:

    @MartyMan, I went to this link (OS X Lion Up-to-Date Program) – http://www.apple.com/nz/macosx/uptodate/ and completed the form (note I put NZ in the State field as it’s more keyed to our cousins over on the West Island).

    Once done, I received a redemption code and a link to the Mac App store and hey presto, the free Lion download started.

    Hope this helps…

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  16. MartyMan says:

    Thanks oobidub. Your way was much quicker.

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  17. Bert says:

    Hmmm I didn’t know that I could upgrade free and have already purchased lion. I wonder if they will give me an account credit?

    (Bert has made 14 comments)

  18. Bert says:

    Right, so I contacted apple and told them what happened, and they re-embursed the cost and I need to get a code using the website… for future installs as i understand it.

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