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Hi a relative Mac newbie here.

I have a MacBookPro and it's chock full. I want to wipe it and start a fresh.

I got the macbookpro second hand and don't have any discs or anything.

However, noticing that Lion is coming out at such an amazing price, I figure I'll buy that and install. But I notice it's available from App Store and you need snow leopard etc.

Can I get it in real life Apple Store? Whats the price difference?

if I can't:

How big is the download?

Can I put it on disc and erase my whole computer and start a fresh?

Many thanks for all help...
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No one can say for sure until the details are released in black and white by Apple/release day.

However, at the moment there doesn't appear to be a shop bought retail version, it's about a 4gb download and it does look like you'll be able to burn the download to a disc for fresh install purposes

But, as above, any or all of these things could change once Lion is released.

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Thanks MrPlow - great help! :-)
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it looks like Snow Leopard is required to install Lion. am I correct?
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it looks like Snow Leopard is required to install Lion. am I correct?
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