Lion updates via Apple Software Update or Mac App store?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Zorn, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Zorn

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    One thing I'm curious about, is it currently known whether updates to 10.7 developer preview will happen via Software Update , as with prior preview OS's, or if they will somehow use the Mac App store?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    uhh seeing as there have not been any updates for Lion yet, I doubt anybody actually knows.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    As long as they are actual updates and not full releases, they'll come through Software Update.
     
  4. bedifferent, Feb 27, 2011
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    macrumors 603

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    In the past, OS X beta's were downloaded from Apple's site and the .dmg/iso was burned to a DVD or DVD D/L disc for installation. This is the first time I've seen an OS X beta that is delivered and installed without physical data. Every beta in the past had to be a fresh install, not an upgrade (which was a PITA for many). As aspects have changed, perhaps Apple will make it easier for developers to receive an update notification in the OS X App Store for "updating" the beta. It is possible to install "Lion" right over "Snow Leopard" in leu of a clean install, and the OS footprint is much smaller. I would not be surprised if future OS X "Lion" beta's install/update over the previous beta given this new direction.
     

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