Just updated the Macbook Pro to OS Lion and I must say it was went very smoothly, only $29 at the new App Store. Things got a little hectic when I wanted to also update the iMac and the G5. Unfortunately I had not updated to Snow Leopard (10.6) on those computers which is required to update to Lion. Snow Leopard is not available as a download (except on Pirate Bay 😉 so I have to an Apple Store to buy the install DVD. From there I will be able to update to Lion via the App Store.I love being able to download software online, seems so old fashioned to go to the retail outlet to purchase software on a CD or DVD.
If you have purchased the Lion OS for one computer and did not save the install files and now want to create an install disc for other computers there’s a little trick to do that. Email me for info on how to install Lion on more than one computer.
Once Lion is up and roaring, here are some of my favorite new features:
iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Automatic, effortless, and seamless so if you buy some music or rent a movie on itunes it will automatically be available for you to play on all of you devices, your computer, your laptop, your iPhone, iPad and even Apple TV. I really love the security of storing my address book and email accounts on a remote server so now matter what happens to my devices my personal info, photos, music are always safe. If you want to learn more about iCloud click here to watch the promo video.
Multi-Touch gestures transform the way you interact with your Mac, making all you do more intuitive and direct. Now an even richer Multi-Touch experience comes to OS X Lion. Enjoy more fluid and realistic gesture responses, including rubber-band scrolling, page and image zoom, and full-screen swiping. Learn More ….
Mission Control brings together full-screen apps, Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces in one new feature that gives you a bird’s-eye view of everything on your system. With a single swipe on the trackpad, your desktop zooms out to Mission Control. Think of it as the hub of your system: View everything and go anywhere with just a click. Learn More …
The best way to discover apps for your Mac is now on your Mac. Just like the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store lets you browse and download thousands of free and paid apps that you can start using right away on all your Mac computers authorized for personal use. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad, and the Mac App Store keeps track of your apps and tells you when updates are available. Learn More …
Launchpad gives you instant access to all the apps on your Mac. Just click the Launchpad icon in your Dock. Your open windows fade away, replaced by a display of all your apps. Arrange your apps any way you want, group them together in folders, or delete them from your Mac with ease. And when you download an app from the Mac App Store, it automatically appears in Launchpad, ready to blast off. Learn More