Looks Like You Will Be Able To Install Lion From DVD/USB/FW

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  1. tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    Just saw it.

    I'm sure the sysadmins, the clean installers and people on slower internet are going to be super thankful for this one.

    Pretty sure you'll have to 'activate' via your Apple ID once you get into the OS. Suppose that's one way to check the legality of the OS on a system.
     
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    I'm pretty sure this has been present since the first preview.
     
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    Wait, does Lion have activation, Windows style?

    I sure hope not, that would mean I can't (and won't) buy it on principle.
     
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    Like what kind of activation? There is no serial numbers or anything like that (at least not in the DPs).
     
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    Can't see why you couldn't do that. As it's bootable, it shouldn't require SL.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    I am 100% sure they will provide some possibility for installation of Lion from a DVD, in that or another form - this is absolutely required for corporate and educational clients. I am also sure that there will be no "activation" or similar - Apple always went without it and there is no reason why they should start caring about pirates now.
     
  10. tcassio macrumors newbie

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    As per apple. When you purchase Lion for $29.99, you will be able to install it on any PC that is registered to your apple account. Up to 5 PC's, with no additional cost.
     
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    Sweet, should make things a bit easier for me...
     
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    Can I just spend $30 for purchase osx lion license from mac app store, and then copy lion installer from a friend who also has purchased and downloaded lion? 4 gb is going to take several hours (around 10) with my connection, better just buy the license with my apple ID and copy the downloaded file from someone else, skipping a tiring download process

    Will it work?
     
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    This download Lion over net may work well in the U.S. but for many other countries whose BB infrastructure is not as good then this way of doing things will be a real pain. Much of the UK are lucky if they get a 2mbps service and Lion will smash many consumers monthly download limit. Apple should be making a DVD option available. There are still many areas of the UK that are still on dial-up. :eek:
     
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    L o n g

    How big is an existing iOS install because when iOS 4.3 came out, myself along with millions of other iPhone owners downloaded it and it took forever, and I have a 20+ mbps download speed.
     
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    And did the update use the whole bandwidth of 2.5MB/s?
    For the iPhone 4 it is 670MB in size.
     
  17. yustas macrumors regular

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    I am new to Mac so I do not know how this works, hence the question: What happens to the installed software when you upgrade to Lion? Will it just work with the new OS? Also, when Lion comes out, will new iMac ship with it or will it an option to upgrade?
     
  18. krzykat macrumors newbie

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    Hope you mistyped and meant Mac, cause I don't think Lion will work on a PC. ;)
     
  19. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    A Mac is a PC - had the poster said a "Windows PC" then that would be different but the word PC simply means "personal computer".
     

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