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03-30-2011, 10:29 PM #1
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.
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03-30-2011, 10:30 PM #2
03-30-2011, 10:57 PM #3
It's stupid I have to submit a formal request for a code.
03-30-2011, 11:50 PM #4
So they're making iPads more like Macs and Macs more like iPads....God Bless
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03-31-2011, 12:22 AM #6
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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.
03-31-2011, 12:29 AM #7
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03-31-2011, 12:40 AM #9
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.
03-31-2011, 12:42 AM #10
I bet they offer it to people who bought the new MBPs
03-31-2011, 12:48 AM #11
03-31-2011, 01:24 AM #12
Can you upgrade to this dev preview from the last or do you need to wipe everything and reinstall.
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03-31-2011, 08:46 AM #16
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.Senior
03-31-2011, 09:05 AM #17
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.
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03-31-2011, 03:54 PM #20
I know Lion will be a paid update, but I'm pretty sure it will only be $30 upgrade from snow leopard to lion.