Confirmed: GM and App Store version of Lion are identical

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by digitalhen, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. digitalhen macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
  2. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
  3. TrickyRick macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    How about the fact that the download is called Lion GM Seed?

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  4. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    Mine doesn't say that.
    Mine says: OSX Lion - downloading.
    Still no confirmation to my understanding...
  5. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    So if someone has the GM, they don't need to bother getting the version from the App Store?
  6. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    I downloaded the GM with hopes of being able to buy it when it hit the app store. I can't however so hopefully when 10.7.1 hits I will be able to. Apple deserves my $30 for this
  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Remove the installer from the GM and it will let you buy a license for Lion.
    I just did that.
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Or just hold down option when you click on BUY and it will bypass the version check and let you buy it.
  9. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Didn't they say every GM seeded to developers were unique in the way that they could trace exactly who leaked the GM to everyone?

    Based on that, isn't that reason enough to do a clean install of the app store version?
  10. nycaleksey macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2009
    I can confirm - both developer GM seed and "retail" downloaded install dmg have the same MD5 checksum of b5d3753c62bfb69866e94dca9336a44a. since Lion can be installed using this DMG only, we can conclude that currently Apple is selling the GM build. Doesn't mean they can't switch it to some revised version later since this is a download after all.
  11. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    I have never heard of anything like that before.

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