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Apple Launches Mac OS X Lion Thumb Drive
Posted By Christina DesMarais On August 16, 2011 @ 6:26 pm In Business Software,Innovation,Office Software | 6 Comments
Until today Apple’s Mac OS X Lion was available only as a 4GB download or through a Wi-Fi connection at an Apple Store–two options that kept the cat in the bag for people not near a major mall, or those with slower Internet connections or capped bandwidth. In a move to bring more people into its den, Apple on Tuesday launched a Mac OS X Lion thumb drive .
Users that install Lion with the thumb drive will need at least 7GB of free hard drive space and will not have access to Lion Recovery , reports Sean Ludwig for VentureBeat, who says the new option is priced a bit high at $69 since the OS costs $29.99 to download directly from the Mac App Store. Even so, chances are with more than 250 new features Lion is going to continue to be a draw for people, even if they have to pay double to get it.
Read more at VentureBeat .
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 Mac OS X Lion thumb drive: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD256Z/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY
 Lion Recovery: http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433
 VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/16/apple-launches-69-os-x-lion-thumb-drive-for-those-who-cant-download-it/
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