It's Finally Here.
Apple developers have already get their hands on the new Mac OS X Lion a few weeks ago.
The Lion OS is now available to public since yesterday.
Before you throw in that 30 bucks for a 3.74GB file, what you should know:
1. First thing first, make sure your Mac is ready for Lion.
- Check whether your hardware specs is adequate to handle Lion (generally Mac starting from 2007 would be okay)
- Upgrade to Leopard first beforehand before leaping to the Lion(this is probably the most nagging step of all, because if you haven't upgraded to Leopard, you will have to buy a copy of it on Apple Store).
- Run Software Update to get the latest built-in program and utility.
- Have enough space.If possible, having more than 10GB would be great.
2. Make sure you backup your important files before plunging into updating your OS.
- Just in case anything goes wrong, like sudden internet breakdowns, you have all your important documents with you.
3. Time consuming. The updating process won't be quick.
- With a huge file to download(3.74GB), and somewhat lame internet speed, it could take hours to download such a big file. Have some spare time and make sure your internet speed is adequate. Around 10 Mbps and up should be enough. Make sure you aren't going to use your laptop for the updating process. If you have sluggish internet speed, I strongly recommend you to take your Mac to an Apple Store. They have special wireless network built for updating Lion OS X.
Things to note:
- Once you download the Mac OS X Lion, you can install it on your other Macs (just remember to copy the installer after you download it)
- If you purchased your Mac after 6th June, you are eligible for the free update. Visit Apple's website to get Lion for free.
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