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This is just going to be a post to consolidate all of the info we have for OS 10.7 Lion. I'd like to update it as new info comes to date. Just a place where people can get their Lion information fix.

I'm not sure if I see this as a pure informational only topic or as a discussion topic as well. Anyways here's the info.

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What we know about Mac OS X Lion
What we know about Mac OS X Lion


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: File Vault full disk encryption and cloud key storage
AppleInsider | Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: File Vault full disk encryption and cloud key storage
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In Mac OS X Lion, Apple has completely revamped FileVault, removing it as a simple encryption of users' Home folders and reinstating it as full disk encryption solution, with an apparent option to save disk encryption keys with Apple, likely via MobileMe.
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Auto Save, File Versions and Time Machine
AppleInsider | Insider Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Auto Save, File Versions and Time Machine
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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion makes a conceptual leap away from the Mac's original focus on opening apps to create files, launching a new task-centric interface borrowed from iOS. Lion apps can also auto save multiple Versions of the document for Time Machine-like recovery of previous iterations of a file.
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Dozens of high quality new multilingual speech voices
AppleInsider | Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Dozens of high quality new multilingual speech voices
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In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple added a very realistic new voice named Alex for text to speech features. In Lion, Apple provides dozens of even better quality voices in more than forty languages and dialects.
Mac OS X Lion features hidden tribute to Steve Jobs
Mac OS X Lion features hidden tribute to Steve Jobs


Find my Mac coming in 10.7 Lion?
Find my Mac coming in 10.7 Lion? | 9 to 5 Mac Find my Mac coming in 10.7 Lion? | Apple Intelligence


Time Machine can be used without an external hard drive in Lion, via new ‘Local Snapshots’ feature
Time Machine can be used without an external hard drive in Lion, via new ‘Local Snapshots’ feature | 9 to 5 Mac Time Machine can be used without an external hard drive in Lion, via new ‘Local Snapshots’ feature | Apple Intelli


10.7 Lion allows multi-user remote computing
10.7 Lion allows multi-user remote computing | 9 to 5 Mac 10.7 Lion allows multi-user remote computing | Apple Intelligence


Lion lets you play tunes in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Lion lets you play tunes in the iTunes Artwork screen saver | 9 to 5 Mac Lion lets you play tunes in the iTunes Artwork screen saver | Apple Intelligence

Lion’s ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs
Lion’s ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs | 9 to 5 Mac Lion’s ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs | Apple Intelligence


10.7 Lion lets you login to other Macs with an Apple ID. MobileMe’s Back to my Mac going free?
10.7 Lion lets you login to other Macs with an Apple ID. MobileMe’s Back to my Mac going free? | 9 to 5 Mac 10.7 Lion lets you login to other Macs with an Apple ID. MobileMe’s Back to my Mac going free? | Apple Intelligence


More Lion features: iChat does Yahoo! IM, does iOS key menus, Live Preview
More Lion features: iChat does Yahoo! IM, does iOS key menus, Live Preview | 9 to 5 Mac More Lion features: iChat does Yahoo! IM, does iOS key menus, Live Preview | Apple Intelligence

Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion | 9 to 5 Mac Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion | Apple Intelligence


Front Row is missing from 10.7 Lion
Front Row is missing from 10.7 Lion | 9 to 5 Mac Front Row is missing from 10.7 Lion | Apple Intelligence


10.7 Lion drops support for PowerPC applications
10.7 Lion drops support for PowerPC applications | 9 to 5 Mac 10.7 Lion drops support for PowerPC applications | Apple Intelligence


Mac OS X Lion’s AirDrop in action: tests, instructions and vid
Mac OS X Lion’s AirDrop in action: tests, instructions and video | 9 to 5 Mac Mac OS X Lion’s AirDrop in action: tests, instructions and video | Apple Intelligence


Lion supports TRIM. Why do you want TRIM?
Lion supports TRIM. Why do you want TRIM? | 9 to 5 Mac Lion supports TRIM. Why do you want TRIM? | Apple Intelligence


OS X 10.7 Lion’s Recovery Partition changes the way the OS repairs itself
OS X 10.7 Lion’s Recovery Partition changes the way the OS repairs itself | 9 to 5 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion’s Recovery Partition changes the way the OS repairs itself | Apple Intelligence

Scrolling is bass-ackwards in Lion
Scrolling is bass-ackwards in Lion | 9 to 5 Mac Scrolling is bass-ackwards in Lion | Apple Intelligence


Apple announces Lion Server, comes integrated into Mac OS X Lion
Apple announces Lion Server, comes integrated into Mac OS X Lion | 9 to 5 Mac Apple announces Lion Server, comes integrated into Mac OS X Lion | Apple Intelligence


Lion includes all new Mail.app: looks like iPad mail, has new “Conversations” feature
Lion includes all new Mail.app: looks like iPad mail, has new “Conversations” feature | 9 to 5 Mac Lion includes all new Mail.app: looks like iPad mail, has new “Conversations” feature | Apple Intelligence
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Excellent post! Looking forward to your updates.
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Just curious, for updates in the past such as snow leopard, how much did the new OS cost to upgrade?

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Snow leopard was a special case, since it was more of a refinement than a new OS. Snow leopard was, if I'm not mistaken, $29 for people who were upgrading from leopard. Leopard was $129 or someone around there... I'm assuming tiger will fall somewhere between those 2, but I'm assume they will lean towards the higher end, especially if they are including the server OS in the same package.

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Snow leopard was a special case, since it was more of a refinement than a new OS. Snow leopard was, if I'm not mistaken, $29 for people who were upgrading from leopard. Leopard was $129 or someone around there... I'm assuming tiger will fall somewhere between those 2, but I'm assume they will lean towards the higher end, especially if they are including the server OS in the same package.
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I would put my money on 10.7 Lion costing $129. Just like 10.5 Leopard ad 10.4 Tiger etc etc cost. 10.6 Snow Leopard was really more like a 10.5s. Or a 10.5 service pack (for those coming from the windows world. But a really really good one.
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This thread is much appreciated! Will check back from time to time... Cannot wait for the release of this OS!

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Underwhelmed.

I'll upgrade like everyone else but I haven't seen anything that will make my experience any different or better. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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I would put my money on 10.7 Lion costing $129. Just like 10.5 Leopard ad 10.4 Tiger etc etc cost. 10.6 Snow Leopard was really more like a 10.5s. Or a 10.5 service pack (for those coming from the windows world. But a really really good one.
I think it's a little murkier than that. Apple may be inclinded to bring more people in with a major upgrade at a low price point in order to bring more customers into the new App Store. That could really be a big earner for Apple in the future.
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I would put my money on 10.7 Lion costing $129. Just like 10.5 Leopard ad 10.4 Tiger etc etc cost. 10.6 Snow Leopard was really more like a 10.5s. Or a 10.5 service pack (for those coming from the windows world. But a really really good one.
I completely agree. While I wish it would be another cheap upgrade, I don't think it will be at all. It seems like too much of a step up to not be $129...

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Mac OS X Lion Includes Many Small but Significant Changes
Mac OS X Lion Includes Many Small but Significant Changes: Apple News, Tips and Reviews «

Resize Windows From Anywhere
Local Snapshots in Time Machine
Migration Assistant Supports PCs
Finder View Settings No Longer Global
Spotlight’s Bigger and has Previews
Easy Access to Accented Letters

Even Smaller Changes

There are some changes in Lion that merit a brief mention:

When you download an application from the Mac App Store, the icon flies into Launchpad rather than the Dock.
Dock badges look exactly like they do on iOS.
When you’re moving more than one file in the finder, a red number appears showing how many items you’re moving.
When you highlight a word and use the Look Up in Dictionary command, a pop-up appears with the definition rather than launching the Dictionary app.
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When you highlight a word and use the Look Up in Dictionary command, a pop-up appears with the definition rather than launching the Dictionary app.
I'm excited about this one, actually. I do a lot of writing, and when I try to expand my vocabulary I often need to make sure I'm using the word correctly.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop local file sharing
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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion introduces a new feature in the Finder named AirDrop, designed for easy file sharing between nearby systems.
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