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Lion is Apple’s first disc-less distribution of Mac OS X. While that’s great for folks with broadband, for others it can be a pain. You could wait until August and get a USB drive from Apple for $69 or you could download Lion once and create an install disc or drive.
Please note: After Lion is installed on your Mac, the installer file in Applications will automatically be deleted. Because of this, you will want to do this procedure before upgrading your machine. You can also move the installer from the Applications folder. You should also note that booting with a DVD will take significantly longer than booting from your hard drive, so be patient while loading up your install DVD. Using a USB thumb drive instead will greatly improve the installer loading speeds (see Step 4 below).
What You Will Need:
1. Crack Open the Installer File
2. Open Disk Utility
3. Burn, Baby, Burn… It’s a Lion Inferno
4. Portable Lion
Many of Galaxy S II buyers who got their Mac OSx upgraded to the latest one (Lion), reported that Kies is not compatible with it.
Actually I was facing same problem and I got to know a way to fix this.
To tackle this, you can install an older version and then update it to the latest version. I have tested it works for this version: KiesMac_188.8.131.5255_7. Install it and then go to “Preference”->”Update” and update to the latest version
This a guranteed way to make Kies work on Mac OS Lion.
Give it a try!!
And so it begins. The Apple Store has been taken down for updating and it probably won’t reappear until it’s rocking the hotly awaited $30 Mac OS 10.7 upgrade. We’ll have a full review of Lion later in the week, but if you can’t wait that long check out our hands-on preview. There’s a chance we’ll see some MacBook Air action today too, so we’ll keep you posted. Oh yeah, and this store is the real deal.
The public release of Mac OS X Lion is imminent, possibly coming as soon as July 14th, according to the well-sourced 9to5Mac. This news comes immediately after Apple has released the Lion GM build for developers to download through the Dev Center.
Releasing the GM build today will give time for any potential bug reports to come in over the weekend for Apple engineers to address next week, suggesting that the final release could be as soon as next week but more likely the week after.
Looking at the past we can get another hint of the potential release schedule based on prior Golden Master builds. A former Apple employee @iDannyOcean points out that the Mac OS X Snow Leopard build was released a little over two weeks before the official launch, and he suggests that July 19 would be a “good bet” for a launch date. I suspect this could be accelerated slightly, matching 9to5Mac’s date, due to the exclusive Mac App Store digital distribution method. Keep in mind that Apple will still have to print Lion Restore DVD’s and USB Key media to be bundled with new Mac purchases, which may include the long-expected MacBook Air refresh.
With download-only distribution, OS X Lion’s release may be just days away
Computerworld – Apple on Friday released a "gold master" build of Lion to developers, providing a clue that it will ship the new operating system shortly.
"Gold master" (GM) is a label some developers use — Microsoft calls it "release to manufacturing," or RTM — for software that has been completed and presumably is ready to send to duplicators and distributors.
In Apple’s case, however, Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, will not need to be burned onto DVDs, packaged in boxes and shipped to retail stores because it will be available only as a download from the Mac App Store.
The appearance of the Lion GM, which was reported Friday by several Apple-specific blogs, including 9to5Mac, and confirmed later in the day by Computerworld, sparked renewed speculation that the operating system will be released within days.
Apple has said only that it will ship Lion this month.
Several prospective release dates have been forecast by blogs — all quoting unnamed sources — including next Wednesday, July 6, and the Thursday of the following week, July 14.
Past practice may give hints as to the release date: In 2009, Apple delivered a gold master of Snow Leopard on Aug. 12, a little over two weeks before the Aug. 28 on-sale date. On the other hand, Lion may move faster from GM to release because of its download-only distribution channel, which doesn’t require time for physical duplication or shipping.
If the company follows its Snow Leopard practices, it will announce Lion’s availability date several days before the upgrade hits the Mac App Store.
Apple will sell Lion for $29.99. For that price, consumers can upgrade Snow Leopard to Lion on all their personally-owned Mac systems.
The operating system will weigh in at about 4GB, a size that prevents users with dial-up connections from grabbing it, and makes it difficult for those whose Internet providers meter their bandwidth. Apple has said customers can bring their Mac laptops to any Apple retail store and use the free Wi-Fi network there to download Lion.
Apple has been talking about OS X Lion for some time already, of course, but it’s now filled in most if not all of the remaining key details at WWDC. Dubbed a “major release” with over 250 new features, the OS adds things like a slew of new multi-touch gestures and full-screen apps (including iPhoto, iMovie, Safari, etc.), plus the all new Mission Control, which unifies Expose and Spaces, and the iOS-esque Launchpad application launcher. It also includes a new system-wide Resume feature that lets you pick up exactly where you left off, a new auto-save feature that automatically saves different versions of documents, the new AirDrop peer-to-peer file-sharing system, and a brand new version of Mail that finally includes a conversation view.
Well, it’s happened again – Apple’s online store went down briefly this morning, meaning that the secretive company was stocking its virtual shelves with new product. As expected, when the curtain was pulled back, we all had new iMacs staring us right in the face, and they brought with them the customary slew of incremental upgrades over last year’s models. If you were paying attention when Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro earlier this year, a lot of this is going to be familiar to you.
If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you.
Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started!