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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: July 21, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Lion tops 1 million downloads in a day

    Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re a Mac user, you undoubtedly know what Lion is. The latest operating system update from Apple adds more than 250 new features to the Mac – but lets face it, most of us will only use a fraction of that. The rest will be unused, but it will be nice to know we can access them at any time.

    The most useful? Multitouch gestures, a redesigned Mail app (although I’ll reserve judgment on how much it has improved for a few days),Mission Control, which allows you to see everything running on your Mac, and Launchpad for your apps.

    Apple is pretty confident Lion, which you can download from the Mac App store for €23.99, is the best OS that it has made.

    According to Apple, Lion has already topped a million downloads, and it’s only been available for a day. Mine is currently installing – it takes about half an hour on each machine, or so I’m told. I’ll give my verdict in a few days time.

    • Kynos says:

      So miss my Macook Pro. Loved that baby. Spilt vodka on her drunk-bloggin last year burnt out the IO shite cost more to fix than she was worth had cars like that god be with the days all u needed was isopon hey?

    • Jack Nulty says:

      Could do with a few instructions!

    • Jordan says:

      I’d be interested to know if you think the Lion OS is better than Snow Leopard OS. I work in PC repairs, and from my house visits, I’ve noticed alot more MAC machines on customer’s desks than say even just 1 year ago. Looking forward to hearing what you think about LION OS. :)

    • Lewis says:

      Lion is a step back for people familair with OS X. Too much for the iphone luddites out there who cant find their rear with both hands.
      I do not recommend upgrading if you use Snow Leopard.
      However if you are anxious, install on an external hard drive and check it out for yourself. Then thank me. Lion is pure marketing with no real user benefit or substance behind it.
      Best to stay away from Lion. Its a con job from Jobsy himself 100%