Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OS X Lion to ship today

Apple's launching the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Lion, today, adding new features aimed at iPad users.

Chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed the launch yesterday, saying that Apple is "very excited to be launching Mac OS X Lion tomorrow."

It's the first time the company's released a download-only update to its operating system, which will be available only through the Mac App store and not on disk. This will mean more profit for Apple, but retailers won't be happy.

The new version includes more than 250 new features. New iPad-friendly additions include a more gesture-based control system and the iOS-likeLaunchPad, which gives one-click access to applications.



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