Apple Releases First Developer Preview of Mac OS X Lion

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    Alongside new MacBook Pros, Apple today announced the release of the first developer preview version of Mac OS X Lion. First demoed last October, Mac OS X Lion is set for a public launch this summer.
    Apple also outlines a number of other features to be found in Lion:
    Article Link: Apple Releases First Developer Preview of Mac OS X Lion
     
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    i'm glad Mail.app is getting the iPad treatment, and Resume looks good; definitely make those software update restarts less of a hassle...
     
  3. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    Lion is really cloudified, so to say.

    Not sure if I like that.
     
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    This is a nice, unexpected, treat for the Devs. I didn't think we'd see this until closer to WWDC.
     
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    Lion server

    OS X LION HAS LION SERVER INTEGRATED!!!!

    Very awesome release of Lion is coming, Apple is going to be the first to give away a server included with the OS
     
  6. Greydog macrumors member

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    Airdrop=Dropbox=cool. Will it support iOS devices too?

    Little concerned about "instantly wiping" my mac...mistakes do happen, including w/ Apple.

    Not sure I get what Lion server is - different than Mac OS server?
     
  7. papierbox macrumors member

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    and waht ist with filesystem? still hfs+? i can't believe..
     
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    This is truly, absolutely awesome.... :D
     
  9. paddyhazard macrumors regular

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    Just wondering, if we assume that the Lion disc will cost about $70-80 (usually about £60 here) and developers can download the latest os (including betas) for free, is it possible to just get into the developer program to get Lion and try it early on a virtual PC for the developer cost - just slightly more than the usual mac os cost? I'm playing around with iOS development so could just change that to mac os development and try and make use of the developer program advantages too.
     
  10. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    It looks awesome so far! Great new features. Mail and iCal look much better.

    Don't know how I feel about the background yet. There better be a cool pic of a Lion coming.
     
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    These are nice features but not enough to make me want upgrade.

    They have to fix the RAM hogginess of the system and then I’d consider Lion.
     
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    AirDrop, Mail 5, and Versions seem really cool. I can't wait for the next Apple conference to see these in action! Nice to see Apple restate the summer release, as well.
     
  13. Northgrove macrumors 65816

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    Awesome! Should be far more interesting than this minor MacBook Pro refresh!
     
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    Is this developer preview considered late, or is it in line with other OS X releases? Just curious as I know a few people on here were worried about a lack of seeds only months before an official release.
     
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    This is absolutely terrible for Enterprise.
     
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    i think its early, which is good thing. normally dont get dev previews until dev conference in June
     
  17. Winni macrumors 68030

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    This is the first compelling reason that I've heard to upgrade to OS X Lion when it will be released. If this is done right, it will be even more of a killer feature than Quick Look or Time Machine.

    Repository functionality on the file system level with a good(!) AND friendly(!) user interface really is something that lots of people have been waiting for since... well, ever, actually. This could be really, really awesome.
     
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    As long as it isn't some watered down Windows Home Server type of thing.
     
  19. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    If this doesn't cost the same as Snow Leopard did I wont be buying it.
     
  20. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    is there anyway to get this developer version? i am not saying by torrents or anything, thanks.
     
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    Great! A new FileVault. Can't wait for this. The current version is a daily pain in the a** when the laptop takes 10 to 15 minutes just to shut down.
     
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    Pay into the Developer program.
     
  25. karolynaz macrumors newbie

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    Some good people allready uploading this to The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites :)

    Give them day or 2, and everybody can install that if there is no UUID lock:)
     

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