Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' available from the Mac App Store

Apple's Store is back up and Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' is now available for purchase and from the Mac App Store.

Apple's Store is back up and Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' is now available for purchase and from the Mac App Store.

Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' costs $29.99, but it can be run on up to five machines as long as they share the same Apple ID.

The download is 4GB so if you're downloading, be patient! If this is too big for you, Mac OS X 10.7 will be available on a USB flash drive come August, or you can go into an Apple Store and use internal WiFi to carry out the download.

Minimum spec for Lion is a Mac with an Core 2 Duo, Core-i series or Xeon processor (no Core Duo or PowerPC support)and 2GB of RAM.

I really should have hooked the Mac up via Gigabit Ethernet rather than rely on WiFi for the download ... d'oh!

Apple warns you about the paradigm shift after installation!

Here's the new desktop wallpaper:

And here's Launchpad, which kinda feels like Program Manager in Windows 3.1 ...

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See also:

CNET: Mac OS X Lion review: A worthy upgrade for the price

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