Lion Roars For Apple

  • Requires 2GB of RAM
  • Costs$31.99
  • Redesigned mail app

Apple’s latest operating system, X Lion, is said to have more than 250 new features including new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control (a view of everything running on a Mac); the Mac App Store; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

Additional new features in Lion include:

  • Resume, which brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app;
  • Auto Save, which automatically and continuously saves your documents as you work;
  • Versions, which automatically records the history of your document as you create it, and gives you an easy way to browse, revert and copy and paste from previous versions; and
  • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.

Lion is around 4GB – about the size of an HD movie from the iTunes Store. Users who do not have broadband access at home, work or school can download Lion at Apple retail stores and in late August, Lion will be made available on a USB thumb drive through the Apple Store.

Lion rquires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. Lion is an upgrade and can be installed on all your authorised personal Macs.