Update GM to Official?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lhayati, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. lhayati macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    i'm currently running the GM build of Lion, but will I need to install snow leopard to install the official version (from the mac app store)? Or will I be able to do it through Lion GM?

    Thanks,
    Louis
     
  2. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    The "official" version is the one you are using right now.

    If you want to pay for it however, you will need a machine running 10.6.8 to download it from the App Store.

    Seeing that you are a developer having the GM, you don't need to pay for the new release do you? ;)
     
  3. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    You wont need to buy Lion as the GM is the final version. Only Developers are meant to have the GM anyway and they pay a fee each year, if you have downloaded the GM off a torrent you are basically pirating the software.
     
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    lhayati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many people are saying this isn't the 'official version', as there are still some small bugs. As I am going to buy it anyway for my MBP I was just wondering if I would have to downgrade.

    Also one more question, will the GM have the same updates as the 'official version'? e.g. 10.7.1

    Yes I am a licenesed developer.
     
  5. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    The people saying it's not the official version are definitely out numbered by the people who know what they're talking about - Lion GM is the exact same build that will be released to the public in a week or so, unless a show-stopping bug pops up, which you would think would have been spotted by now?

    Yes there are still some small bugs, that's natural. These will be fixed in 10.7.1 & 10.7.2 hopefully.

    If you are a licensed developer like you say you are, you would know that you don't have to buy Lion when you have already been given the final build as part of your program.
     
  6. lhayati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's my work that has given me the build, so I wouldn't know.
     
  7. petvas macrumors 601

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    There are certainly some bugs in the GM version but that doesn't mean that Apple won't ship it like this. Every software has bugs and there is no way someone can expect to ship an OS without any bugs. Apple will try to solve all bugs with subsequent releases of Lion, but unless a big bug is found (called showstopper), then Apple will release the current build to the market.
     
  8. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying that someone running Lion GM won't be able to download and pay for Lion on the App Store? For example, if the GM had been installed because of impatience, and a user wanted to go 'legit' when the official release happens.
     
  9. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    The app store will see Lion is installed and will not let you re "buy" it would be my guess.
     
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    I don't know if you will be able to use Lion GM to download Lion from the App Store or not but you can definitely re-install Snow Leopard and download it on that.
     
  11. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    In order to re-install Lion in the future using the recovery partition, you are going to have bought Lion or have a developer account in order to continue through the process.
     
  12. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Source?
     
  13. shompa macrumors 6502

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    Golden master is the code that is sent to the DVD duplication plant. With Lion GM is interesting: Does Apple duplicate one single DVD or is everything going to be digital? If everything is digital, the term Golden master is meaningless.

    It has almost never happened that a GM has been recalled because of the DVD duplication costs.

    The bugs should have been fixed in the release candidate stage of OSX. OSX 10.7 is a rushed product. This is Apples Vista. :(
     
  14. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Lion deletes itself after the upgrade process from 10.6 to 10.7 is complete. To reinstall 10.7, you must boot from the recovery partition. SInce you don't have Lion anywhere on the computer locally, it checks to see if you have installed it from the Mac App Store previously on the machine and if you have, it'll begin to download Lion, again (all 4GB of it).

    Sucks ass, I know. Do yourself a favour, make a Lion USB drive.
     
  15. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I installed my Lion off a USB drive, turns out I won't be formatting it after all :)
     
  16. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    These are either people who dont know what they are talking about, or people who refer to rare cases where another GM was released after the first one.
     
  17. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Shompa, there was one IOS that when to GM2, I think it was late last year or early this year. But like you said, it is very very rare.
     
  18. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    Which can be done because iOS is never burned to anything, so it's not expensive. And even then it was only done because of a seriously impacting bug with wi-fi on iPads.
     
  19. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Neither is Lion.
     
  20. fletch33 macrumors regular

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    +1 my Air only has 128 as it is. no room for that.
     
  21. AVonGauss macrumors regular

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    Of course it is. While it won't be produced in the same quantities as prior releases, it will need to be produced for existing and new hardware.
     
  22. Atarikid macrumors regular

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    FYI .. every person that paid for the developer program can download the final release version for free too.
     
  23. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Of course it is? Don't be so sure. I'm betting there will be no restore media anymore. Restore partition only.
     
  24. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm betting the software (or at least the restore software) will be included on a USB key similar to the Macbook Air.

    Hard Drives die. Mac Pro users install new drives all the time. You can't leave your customer with an OS install sitting on volatile media.
     

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