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1 Million Served

July 21, 2011 - Dave Hecei

Apple posted a new press release touting the number of copies of Lion, their next version of the Mac OS, that have been sold on the first day, which is not even over yet. Over 1 Million downloads of Lion have already take place. Unfortuneately, the press release only has today's date on it, not the time.

I believe that this count is likely world-wide and not just for the U.S. But it is also quite possible that by the end of the day, or what we'll call the first 24-hours, Lion could top the 2 million mark. Even for world-wide distribution that will be a pretty remarkable number. Multiply that by 3.74GB and that is a lot of data flowing through the Internet in one day.

So far the reports have been very positive. The biggest mess seems to be with Adobe CS suites. There are a few big and some little problems caused by Lion. If you are using a Mac for production using the Adobe CS 5 or 5.5 suite, I would hold off on installing Lion for a while. Adobe will hopefully come out with some patches. Hopefully users won't have to wait until the next CS to get it straightened out.

I loaded Lion on a newly formatted hard drive with my MacBook Pro 15 (the one where you can't remove the battery). It went very smoothly, but I didn't do an upgrade I did a clean install. I will now start to reinstall my programs and move my data over gradually.

So far I am really liking the new look and feel of Lion. I was not happy with the new Apple Mail, which has the look of Mail on the iPad. I was ecstatic to find that with a quick look in the preferences for Mail, I found a check box and viola - it went back to how Mail was on Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Over the next few weeks I'll be playing with Lion and will post my likes and dislikes, and maybe even some tips about the new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.


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