Is it just me, or have Apple stopped thinking thing through to a logical conclusion and are just starting to do the whole "we ARE Apple .. you love us you therefore you WILL do as WE say and follow our path .. it is the ONLY path remember" .. lol ..
interesting blog on it all:
Is Apple planning to kill off Mac OS X? | PC Pro blog
As Gerald Ratner will testify, standing on stage and panning your own products isn’t a particularly effective sales strategy. Yet when Steve Jobs announced last night that he was “going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device”, it wasn’t a million miles away from the “total crap” quip that cost Ratner his job and, very nearly, his company.
Does Apple really want or even need full-fat Mac OS X? The evidence increasingly suggests not. In four short years, iOS has acquired a 16.8% share of the smartphone market, according to Gartner: almost double the 9.3% market share Apple’s spent 10 years building with Mac OS X. On tablets, iOS and the iPad accounted for 80% of all sales in the first quarter of 2011, according to Context. iOS is mainstream: Mac OS X isn’t and likely never will be.
Over the past couple of months, there have been continual rumours that Apple is testing the iPad’s A5 processor in its MacBook range, suggesting Apple believes iOS could stretch further than smartphones and tablets.
The only part of Apple’s portfolio where iOS doesn’t make sense is in the high-end
Indeed, recent developments in Mac OS X itself have borrowed heavily from iOS, not least touch gestures and, crucially, the Mac App Store. Even the new version of the operating system itself is a download-only “app”, available exclusively from the Mac App Store.
You can see why a transition to iOS is appealing to Apple. Why would Jobs want to keep giving software companies a free ride on Mac OS X, when it could migrate MacBooks to iOS, mandate software purchases via the App Store only, and take a 30% cut of the revenue?
The only part of Apple’s portfolio where iOS doesn’t make sense is in the high-end. Yet, Apple’s already discontinued its Xserve range of servers and the company barely speaks of its corporate customers these days: it’s almost exclusively fixated on the consumer market.
Could Apple eventually phase out Mac OS X? I suspect it’s already doing so
Read more: Is Apple planning to kill off Mac OS X? | PC Pro blog Is Apple planning to kill off Mac OS X? | PC Pro blog
Your wife doesn't need your itunes ID on her computer account on that machine to use Lion, it's not suddenly going to log her on in snow leopard or anything.
How to create a bootable Mac OS X Lion USB installer from App Store download
How to install Lion from an SD card
Burning a Lion boot disc
Creating a bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion disc (or USB stick)
I can't see any reason why Apple wouldn't use exactly the same method for the final version of Lion.
With a 1.544Mb broadband connection you can download 4GB in 5.895 hours (assuming the speed stayed the same). Even if if didn't finish by the time you woke up, you could pause the download and resume it before you went to bed.
Last edited by Arthur; 9th June 2011 at 04:29 AM.
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