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#1 Rocha

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:43 AM

New from Apple, MacMinis (they don't have optical drives anymore):
Standard models
- 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 500 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM: $599
- 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM: $799

Server model
- 2.0 GHz, dual 500 GB hard drives, 4 GB RAM: $999

MacBook Airs:
11.6-inch
- 1.6 GHz, 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM: $999
- 1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1199

13.3-inch
- 1.7 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1299
- 1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1599

And a new 27'' display which is identical to the previous one except for thunderbolt connection and more ports.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:39 AM

And LION!

Apples servers are crawling, but I'm downloading as we speak!

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#3 Rocha

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:54 AM

And LION!

Apples servers are crawling, but I'm downloading as we speak!

Adam


I'm not even trying yet, I think I will wait until next week...

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:23 AM

I'm a little worried about downloading Lion just yet at least to my desktop. I know Quicken will no longer be supported on Mac with Lion, and then of course the unknowns right now with all my Photoshop and Aperture plug-ins
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:40 AM

An interesting feature of the new Macs:

Newly-introduced Macs -- namely Mac minis and MacBook Airs introduced today -- have a new feature called "Internet Recovery" that downloads and installs OS X Lion even if your Mac has a failed or blank hard drive.

Much of the concern around Lion being download-only (though it will be available via USB key) was how to do a clean install after a hard drive replacement, for instance. For new Macs, it sounds like it will be very easy.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

An interesting feature of the new Macs:



They will also have it available via a USB drive.

Wonder if that is included with the MacBook Air purchases.

I'm a little worried about downloading Lion just yet at least to my desktop. I know Quicken will no longer be supported on Mac with Lion, and then of course the unknowns right now with all my Photoshop and Aperture plug-ins



That is why I have many partitions on my computers :)

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:11 PM

Could be unrelated, but the three imap inboxes I used were wiped clean within an hour of upgrading to Lion. All other folders are intact, and I can't find the missing messages locally using search.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:55 AM

Though I said I wouldn't, of course I did install Lion on my laptop. First thoughts...noticeably faster.
Now I have to work out how to do the partition thing on my desktop to keep Leopard where I need it.
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