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  • Apple Rolls Out Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2


    On Wednesday, Apple rolled out the second developer preview of its next-generation operating system - Mac OS X Lion, which is scheduled to launch this summer and expected to be a central focus of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (June 6th-10th) in San Francisco.

    Despite initial reports to the contrary, this next beta version of Mac OS X Lion is not a Gold Master. The Developer Preview 2 (build number 11A419) is now available to registered Mac OS X devs. Any developer looking to obtain this latest release must visit developer.apple.com and submit a formal request for a redemption code.

    We are already hearing that Apple has refreshed the iCal interface to more closely resemble that of the iPad. This makes some degree of sense given that Apple is already teasing Lion as a veritable fusion between “the power of OS X and The magic of iPad.”

    Nonetheless, the update is much too fresh for any depth of insight into what revisions and tweaks were made, though it's a safe bet that Apple promptly tackled the many bugs that the dev community was incredibly vocal about when the last preview release was issued. In February, Apple made the very surprising move to formally invite security and software experts to rip Mac OS X 10.7 apart in search of any potential and hard to find security weaknesses.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Rolls Out Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. comhen's Avatar
      comhen -
      Looks good
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      It's stupid I have to submit a formal request for a code.
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      So they're making iPads more like Macs and Macs more like iPads....
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      It's stupid I have to submit a formal request for a code.


      Maybe they caught on to people selling software spots? Is that even wrong?

      I dunno
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      Potentially dumb question, but I have to ask.

      I'm very new to the whole Mac experience, having my MBP for less than a year. When Lion comes out, is it going to be an update in the sense that I go to Software Update and I update through there, or is it like going from Vista to 7 where it's a paid upgrade?

      It won't necessarily matter, I'm just curious to know how it works.

      Thanks.
    1. x_IMMORTAL_x's Avatar
      x_IMMORTAL_x -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Potentially dumb question, but I have to ask.

      I'm very new to the whole Mac experience, having my MBP for less than a year. When Lion comes out, is it going to be an update in the sense that I go to Software Update and I update through there, or is it like going from Vista to 7 where it's a paid upgrade?

      It won't necessarily matter, I'm just curious to know how it works.

      Thanks.
      Yea I was just thinking the same thing. I just bought a MBP about a month ago. I was wondering if apple will have some sort of free update for people who just bought the new MBP's with Thunderbolt.
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Potentially dumb question, but I have to ask.

      I'm very new to the whole Mac experience, having my MBP for less than a year. When Lion comes out, is it going to be an update in the sense that I go to Software Update and I update through there, or is it like going from Vista to 7 where it's a paid upgrade?

      It won't necessarily matter, I'm just curious to know how it works.

      Thanks.
      It is a paid update. You will need to purchase the the cd and do a full upgrade to the operating system.


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    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I think Apple will do a discounted upgrade for those that bought machines within 30 days of the release. Maybe a tiny bit longer.


      Also having those people send a formal request to get the download code is not a horrible idea on Apple's part.

      The last preview was all over the web.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I bet they offer it to people who bought the new MBPs
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Getting closer!
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Can you upgrade to this dev preview from the last or do you need to wipe everything and reinstall.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      Can you upgrade to this dev preview from the last or do you need to wipe everything and reinstall.
      Probably the latter
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I bet they offer it to people who bought the new MBPs
      I hope so! After a ip4, $3300 for the new 17" MBP and a iPad 2, i need a break!

      Btw feel free to send this preview my way stealth, I still think you're the man for the iPhone firmware -nudge-
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Potentially dumb question, but I have to ask.

      I'm very new to the whole Mac experience, having my MBP for less than a year. When Lion comes out, is it going to be an update in the sense that I go to Software Update and I update through there, or is it like going from Vista to 7 where it's a paid upgrade?

      It won't necessarily matter, I'm just curious to know how it works.

      Thanks.
      I don't have a Mac so this may not be correct, but I personally think that it will be a paid update
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      I dunno- they just sent me an email and invited me to participate. I never applied for anything, and I'm not a dev. DL'd it but haven't installed it yet- will put it on a separate partition on an external HD and see what it does.

      Apple has NEVER had a free full iteration upgrade, unless you bought the machine in the past 30 days. And sometimes not then.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I'm reading from TechCrunch that this release actually is the "GM Candidate" that we were hearing about. Obviously not the final version that'll be released after the WWDC announcement.
    1. Cocooningweb's Avatar
      Cocooningweb -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Potentially dumb question, but I have to ask.

      I'm very new to the whole Mac experience, having my MBP for less than a year. When Lion comes out, is it going to be an update in the sense that I go to Software Update and I update through there, or is it like going from Vista to 7 where it's a paid upgrade?

      It won't necessarily matter, I'm just curious to know how it works.

      Thanks.
      When they change OS version 10.4 to 10.5 to 10.6 you could buy an upgrade for cheap. The upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard was only $29. We can probably expect something similar for Lion.
    1. blackbelt2094's Avatar
      blackbelt2094 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      Probably the latter
      You don't have to wipe everything, there will be an update in your Software updates, then enter the redemption code to download and install lion beta 2
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      I know Lion will be a paid update, but I'm pretty sure it will only be $30 upgrade from snow leopard to lion.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I bet they offer it to people who bought the new MBPs
      I hope so