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Mac OS X Lion: What you need to know

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:13 AM

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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Very good article but you missed one area that has me concerned about the transition: the lack of Rosetta and the end of PowerPC programs. Programs like Quicken (other than the latest version which is not universally loved) and Starcraft I, Diablo 2 and some other old but still loved programs will no longer work with Lion unless patched. So, it seems like drive partitioning (keeping Leopard on one partition)or praying for a patch is going to be required. Thoughts?
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:27 AM

My wife and I have different Apple IDs associated with our Macs. So we both have to pay the $30, right? The 'Multiple Macs' section makes it seem like all Macs under your roof can use the same 'license' for installation.
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

I can't upgrade to Lion until Cap'n Magneto works on it natively. :-)
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:41 AM

Doesn't seem like it would be hard to create yourself an account on both machines and log into just one of the Apple IDs on both of them, right?

I'm guessing they won't be guarding against people logging into their Mac App Store accounts on a bunch of machines.
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:44 AM

One Question that was not answered but perhaps we can make an assumption.

IF I buy a new Macbook Air (when the new ones come out), I expect it should have Lion pre-installed. If I log into and register this New Macbook, and access the App Store with my sole Apple ID,
I would expect that I can leverage the Lion "purchase" on my three other Macs that I currently own, right?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:53 AM

View PostAppleZilla, on 09 June 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

My wife and I have different Apple IDs associated with our Macs. So we both have to pay the $30, right? The 'Multiple Macs' section makes it seem like all Macs under your roof can use the same 'license' for installation.


From my understanding you can upgrade any system that is authorized by your account, and I'm pretty sure you can have more than one account authorized to a machine. So you should be able to upgrade her system (with your purchase) even though her computers primary account is her Apple ID... I think
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:55 AM

View PostAppleZilla, on 09 June 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

My wife and I have different Apple IDs associated with our Macs. So we both have to pay the $30, right? The 'Multiple Macs' section makes it seem like all Macs under your roof can use the same 'license' for installation.


No, you can use the same "Apple ID" on multiple machines. Example, on your machine go to the app store, download and install Lion. You can then log on to the app store on your wife's machine with your ID and Install Lion for free.

This works for most/all App Store applications.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

View Postgiwmooze, on 09 June 2011 - 10:26 AM, said:

Very good article but you missed one area that has me concerned about the transition: the lack of Rosetta and the end of PowerPC programs....

Lack of Rosetta is very big given the current economy. Not everyone can afford to upgrade all our old standbys in one pop, even with the lower cost of Lion. Just sayin...
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:59 AM

So much awesome. Can't wait.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:00 AM

View PostBuffyzdead, on 09 June 2011 - 10:44 AM, said:

One Question that was not answered but perhaps we can make an assumption.

IF I buy a new Macbook Air (when the new ones come out), I expect it should have Lion pre-installed. If I log into and register this New Macbook, and access the App Store with my sole Apple ID,
I would expect that I can leverage the Lion "purchase" on my three other Macs that I currently own, right?


I would guess not, if you never actually bought it. When a new Mac comes with the new iLife, you can't get it on your other Macs. But I don't know.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

View PostAppleZilla, on 09 June 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

My wife and I have different Apple IDs associated with our Macs. So we both have to pay the $30, right? The 'Multiple Macs' section makes it seem like all Macs under your roof can use the same 'license' for installation.



We have the same setup for our Ap purchases for our iPads. For Apps that she has bought from her Apple ID account that are installed onto my system I am able to install and use since my Mac is authorized as one of her 5 available. I expect the exact same process for the purchase of Lion. Then when updates come around you will log into her account on your computer and install the free updates.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

View Posthighanddry, on 09 June 2011 - 10:56 AM, said:

View Postgiwmooze, on 09 June 2011 - 10:26 AM, said:

Very good article but you missed one area that has me concerned about the transition: the lack of Rosetta and the end of PowerPC programs....

Lack of Rosetta is very big given the current economy. Not everyone can afford to upgrade all our old standbys in one pop, even with the lower cost of Lion. Just sayin...


Maybe there's a way to install Rosetta from Snow Leopard discs? Someone will figure out how to port it eventually.
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  Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

"Compatible apps" - do we know what they will be? Will Microsoft Word and all the Office apps work with versions and autosave?
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