Apple Launches Mac OS X Lion Download, Thumbdrive Version, and Server Components

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
By OP Editor

Apple Introduced OS X Lion download today with over 250 new features. Here are the upgrade price, requirements, and enterprise licensing details.

Mac OS X Lion Download

Mac OS X Lion: How to Upgrade

Mac OS X Lion 10.7:

  • Available in Mac App Store for [$29.99] as 3.5GB download.
  • People without high speed internet can download Lion at Apple retail stores later this August with no additional cost, or buy USB thumbdrive version for $69 from Apple website (not available at press time, also August?).
  • OS X Server Lion is available as add on [$49.99] from Mac App Store
  • Requirements: Available as an upgrade from Mac OS X version Snow Leopard [$29 disk] 10.6.6 or later. For Apple computer with Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM or better.
  • Those who bought a Mac on or after June 6, 2011 from authorized reseller can get a free Lion Up-to-Date upgrade through Mac App Store for a limited time.

Apple’s OS X Lion Walk Through Video

OS X Lion, Personal and Business Use Licensing

For personal use, you can pay once and install Lion on all the computers that you can authorize (up to 5 computers). For business and education use, you need a license for each computer:

  • Enterprise customers: $29.99 per license, minimum 20 licenses. Maintenance contracts available for $50 with minimum 20 licenses. [Apple Business Store or 800-854-3680]
  • Education customers: Lion, iLife, iWork for pricing of $39 per license for order of 25 licenses. [Apple Education Store or contact Apple Education Account Representatives]

OS X Lion contains over 250 new features. More info at Apple’s Mac OS X page.

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