OS X Lion Download

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by AssafTM, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. AssafTM macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    When will you download OS X lion? right on release day or will you wait a little bit for the servers not to be really busy??
  2. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    I'll most likely upgrade on release day. I'm sure Apple will be prepared for the large amount of traffic.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I don't see a reason to wait for the servers to cool down. Apple has a brand new data center so their servers should be ready for some real action. After all, iOS updates are far more popular and Apple's servers have been able to stand the pressure.
  4. SXR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2007
    i am upgrading ASAP. As soon as I see it in the Mac App Store.
  5. Atarikid macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    As a developer I need to upgrade too. But if I wasn't a dev I wouldn't in the first 2-3 months.
    Lion still needs a lot of optimalisations to make it smooth working as SL (graphically wise I mean)
  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If you want it right away, you might as well start the download as soon as you can. You'll still get it sooner than you would by waiting to order and start the download.

    As for me, as I have no pressing reason to upgrade, I am going to wait and make sure nothing crops up that affects what I use. Also, in truth, I have to go in to an Apple Store and look at Lion - make sure they didn't break Mail and some other stuff for the way I use those applications.
  7. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    From what I've heard, there will be a 'Classic Mail' option so that users who like it the way it is can still have Mail as they know and love it.
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If I wait, it's not going to be because I'm worried about server overload. It would be because of the inevitable bugs and software incompatibility issues that always come with OS updates.
  9. Bear, Jun 13, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2011

    Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    So I have heard. I'd just rather check it out myself.

    And it's not just Mail, there are other changes that may or may not affect me in a negative way. I've seen some of them discussed in the forums here and came to the conclusion that the only way I'll know for sure is to play with it.

    A very good point. I know someone who went to a new iMac. Both the old system and the new system were running the same version of Snow Leopard, yet some software broke. What broke the software was the old iMac booted the 32bit kernel and the new iMac the 64bit kernel and the software in question had only 32bit kexts. Fortunately there were updates for the software.

    So depending on what one runs on their system, upgrading day 1 can be a bad idea.
  10. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I'm going to download, then burn a DVD and do a clean install. I don't like upgrades.
  11. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
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    I think you will have that option once you download it
  12. MRiOS macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    As soon as it goes GM, I'll most likely restore the image to a flash drive and fresh install on both of my Macs.
    (they are both running fantastically on DP4 and none of my programs are incompatible yet.)
  13. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'll download it when I have my computer in a place with fast enough Internet which will be 2 or 3 months after release if I'm lucky.

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