Booting OS X Lion GM: No Welcome Video, New Introduction to Scrolling

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    With Apple having seeded the Golden Master (GM) version of OS X Lion earlier today, users are finally getting a look at what the OS X Lion experience should be like in the shipping version.

    One staple of Mac OS X installations over the past several versions has been the welcome video that displays at first boot, displaying an animation of the word "Welcome" in a number of different languages and set to the song "Exodus Honey" by Honeycut [iTunes link]:

    Unfortunately for fans of the video, neither the previous welcome video nor a new one appears to be included in the GM version of OS X Lion. While a welcome video could conceivably still be added at the last minute, previous OS X releases have seen the video included in GM seeds.

    Instead, OS X Lion boots straight into Setup Assistant to help users get up and running. And one new addition to Setup Assistant is an introduction to Multi-Touch scrolling, offering users a glimpse at the enhanced Multi-Touch features included in the new operating system.


    The text and image are customized depending on the input device being used, such as a Magic Mouse or built-in trackpad.

    OS X Lion is set to be released to the public later this month and will be available exclusively through the Mac App Store for $29.99.

    Article Link: Booting OS X Lion GM: No Welcome Video, New Introduction to Scrolling
  2. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

    Apr 13, 2010
    Into the lungs of Hell
    I'm sure the video will be there. They just aren't showing that in the GM build. I'm pretty sure there was no video in the GM builds for SL. Some one correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. Slix macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    Or for those of us that don't have a touch input device for their Mac yet... No tutorial.
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    You're wrong.
  5. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    GM is a GM. It is not a RC. It is the final product.
  6. libizboy74 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2011
    Boot video

    Perhaps they've left it out to maximize space for those machines with SSD's...
  7. davebarnes macrumors member


    May 2, 2005
    Denver, CO USA
    The video was annoying

    The video was similar to a website splash page.
  8. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    I always liked the start up video, but I guess its not the biggest deal..
  9. nerdo, Jul 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011

    nerdo macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    App store download, so maybe trying to maximize download for OS and not a splashscreen video? Although I'm not sure how big the video really was. To be honest I'm glad if they drop it, always hated it.

    Pretty sure they are still trying to get the sound synced with the new video, but they made the mistake of using FCPX
  10. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    With the new FCPX it wasn't possible for them to make a new video.
  11. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Aren't the Leopard and Snow Leopard "Welcome" videos the same?
  12. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2007
    new york
    Where does the video live on a Mac in Snow Leopard?
  13. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    The definition Apple uses of GM does not necessarily mean it is the final product. For example, Apple posted a second GM build for iOS 4.2.
  14. Vol7ron macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2009
    Derry, NH
    oh snap....So i guess the next version of Final Cut X will allow them to make a video....for 10.8
  15. CindyRed macrumors member


    May 26, 2011
    It's there...

    Of course the video will be there. The video is now going to be the entire feature length film; 'Birth of a Nation' directed by D.W.Griffith from 1915. Since it's a silent film, they'll be using all the covers and variations of Justin Bieber's 'Baby' as the soundtrack. They just want to surprise us with this bold new intro video choice.
  16. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Well. That settles it. Clearly Apple feels that Mac users are no longer welcome.

    Post PC era indeed.

    Time to switch to Windows.
  17. zombierunner macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2011
    To quote John McEnroe - "You Cannot Be Serious!"
  18. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

    Apr 13, 2010
    Into the lungs of Hell
    Did Apple include an intro video in a SL GM build?
  19. bdkennedy1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2002
    If this is the Gold Master, then there will be no video. Gold Master means finished - no changes. It is the version of the software that will be released to the public if there are no outstanding "show-stoppers".
  20. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    I have to say I'm not bothered by it being gone- in fact I like the fact that it's not there. The less "filler" data there is the better. This video only gets played once and then sits on the HD forever, taking up space. Sure hard drives are bigger than ever now, but that is no excuse to waste it needlessly.
  21. res1233 macrumors 65816


    Dec 8, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    They did since they used the same vid as they did in leopard.
  22. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes, as I noted in the article. ;)
  23. kayloh20 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    It was only 20 MB

  24. Russell L macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
    San Francisco
    I was hoping for the MGM Lion to appear, roaring out of the Apple logo....
  25. milbournosphere, Jul 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

    milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Yes, I was wrong. Back on topic, I will miss the video; I thought it was a nice touch.

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