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Old Feb 24, 2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Download lion without being a developer?

Is there anyway to do this thats not hacking/and or illegal?
Also, does anyone know where I could get the Lion wallpaper (mountain)?


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Old Feb 24, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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No. You have to pay the $100/yr fee for the Mac dev program.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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Legally? No. Illegally, most likely in a few hours.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 02:38 PM   #4
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Legally? No. Illegally, most likely in a few hours.
Most likely not. You need to enter a unique redemption code from your developer account in the Mac App Store. And then any computer you install it on has to be logged in and authorized with your App Store account.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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same

i was wondering the same thing you are man
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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i was wondering the same thing you are man
Same here! I want to try out lion but Im not a developer. I wish apple would do it like windows and let anyone try the beta...
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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i cant post links here but it has been posted online, not sure how its going to work as far as authentication goes and all but being the first release id hold off for a few days
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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You always run a risk trying it without going through the legit dev process. If you choose that risk, you can easily find links via search.twitter.com
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 01:25 AM   #9
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Developer preview has been posted online. Search for it if you really want.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:18 AM   #10
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Developer preview has been posted online. Search for it if you really want.
Yeah the image has been uploaded online. However I'm still unsure about the activation. You have to enter a unique redemption code in the App Store to download the preview from Apple, but downloading elsewhere skips that step so is there a further activation required once Lion is installed or can anyone just install Lion once they have got hold of a copy?
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:41 AM   #11
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anything can be pirated

careful when you go on that path though
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:27 AM   #12
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All I will tell you is that it has been cracked, and tested. There are at least two torrents, and at least two direct HTTP links, and one direct FTP link.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:29 AM   #13
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All I will tell you is that it has been cracked, and tested. There are at least two torrents, and at least two direct HTTP links, and one direct FTP link.
And how do you find Lion then, are you happy with it?
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:30 AM   #14
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And how do you find Lion then, are you happy with it?
So far, so good. But no Dropbox, and Parallels Desktop 6.

It seems to be good so far, had Mail 5 crash this early morning, and things seem stable.

Most of my apps run , e.g. Zend Studio, Textual, Microsoft Office 2011, Keynote. iTunes library hasn't suffered.

After the initial boot, sound was defective. A reboot cured this.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:31 AM   #15
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Same here! I want to try out lion but Im not a developer. I wish apple would do it like windows and let anyone try the beta...
and make your computer useless after one year. go Microsoft
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:50 AM   #16
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So far, so good. But no Dropbox, and Parallels Desktop 6.

It seems to be good so far, had Mail 5 crash this early morning, and things seem stable.

Most of my apps run , e.g. Zend Studio, Textual, Microsoft Office 2011, Keynote. iTunes library hasn't suffered.

After the initial boot, sound was defective. A reboot cured this.
Sweet. My 1st gen alu iMac is going to be replaced soon. Might wait till Lion comes out and pick up one of the new iMacs then. Im assuming it wont be £30 like Snow Leopard.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:58 AM   #17
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Sweet. My 1st gen alu iMac is going to be replaced soon. Might wait till Lion comes out and pick up one of the new iMacs then. Im assuming it wont be £30 like Snow Leopard.
Go up a bit, and you'll probably get there
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 11:13 AM   #18
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and make your computer useless after one year. go Microsoft
Giving away a beta version of the OS that expires after a year is better than charging $100 for a beta version of the OS. I know, they're the dev account not the beta itself, but I'm talking about regular users (eg non-developers).

Anyone who willingly keeps a beta version of an OS is a crackhead, but MS has to impose a time limit because otherwise people wont upgrade and then complain how buggy it is.

tl;dr: Microsoft's betas are free, Apple's aren't. Time limits are irrelevant.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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I'm downloading it via http, third part of eight...Hope everything's will work fine
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 12:50 PM   #20
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All I will tell you is that it has been cracked, and tested. There are at least two torrents, and at least two direct HTTP links, and one direct FTP link.
It is not cracked. Inside the legally downloaded file is a .dmg, that .dmg requires has been shared and it can be installed from without any restriction, online checks etc.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 12:51 PM   #21
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Why would you want it anyway? It's buggy and slow. Just wait for the final version.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 01:36 PM   #22
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I wouldn't download the pirated version if I were you. It's very possible that other malicious programs have been added. There's a very real possibility of having your information stolen / other bad stuff.

Plus, it's illegal. Just join the dev program for $100. This might actually be cheaper than buying lion once it comes out (most past OS X releases have been priced at $129). I'm pretty sure you'll get access to the golden master version, too, once it's ready.
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I wouldn't download the pirated version if I were you. It's very possible that other malicious programs have been added. There's a very real possibility of having your information stolen / other bad stuff.

Plus, it's illegal. Just join the dev program for $100. This might actually be cheaper than buying lion once it comes out (most past OS X releases have been priced at $129). I'm pretty sure you'll get access to the golden master version, too, once it's ready.
Can you confirm that you get access to the public release (with regular updates and all) if you sign up for the dev program? I'm itching to pull the trigger on that right now, but only if I can get out of beta and into public release afterward.
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Can you confirm that you get access to the public release (with regular updates and all) if you sign up for the dev program? I'm itching to pull the trigger on that right now, but only if I can get out of beta and into public release afterward.
I just signed up for the dev program myself. There are download links for the full, final versions of Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server, so I assume that once Lion is available to the general public, the final release will also be available, free for mac dev program members.

It seems to me like $99 is a great deal, especially with a free lion download for all of your machines.
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It is not cracked. Inside the legally downloaded file is a .dmg, that .dmg requires has been shared and it can be installed from without any restriction, online checks etc.

I am saying that the legally downloaded file has been cracked, and the installer checked.
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