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    No DVD Media for OSX Lion?

    Looking at this is looks like you can only install Mac OSX Lion from a AppStore download. Rubbish!!! I like to boot from the disc and do a clean install.

    Apple - OS X Lion - Get Lion in July. Only from the Mac App Store.

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    You can create your own install media for USB thumb drive for clean install/recovery

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    It's a nightmare trying to boot install from USB for Snow Leopard so hope they do a fool proof version for Lion.

    It drove me insane for days before just deciding to clean up the current install as I couldn't get it working on my Mac Mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    You can create your own install media for USB thumb drive for clean install/recovery
    Ah phew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    It's a nightmare trying to boot install from USB for Snow Leopard so hope they do a fool proof version for Lion.

    It drove me insane for days before just deciding to clean up the current install as I couldn't get it working on my Mac Mini.
    So the SATA DVD drive didn't help in the end then?

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    Not even close, refused to acknowledge the Snow Leopard CD so my mini shipped with duff media.

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    What gets me about no DVD is that 4GB will take ages on my internet it can take me 2 hours to download iPad or iPhone updates. There normally 0.5GB, so will take all day for me to get lion.

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    It's the whole get ready for the cloud stuff in action.

    Little do people care that the UK's internet infrastructure can't handle it unless you happen to be on Virgin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    It's the whole get ready for the cloud stuff in action.

    Little do people care that the UK's internet infrastructure can't handle it unless you happen to be on Virgin.
    And virgin cap you if you try to use your internet at any kind of normal time.

    I am hoping to clean install as well FN so if you find any steps let me know as my 2010 macbook runs like a pig now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    And virgin cap you if you try to use your internet at any kind of normal time.

    I am hoping to clean install as well FN so if you find any steps let me know as my 2010 macbook runs like a pig now.
    Install OS X Snow Leopard from a USB flash drive | Maciverse

    That should in theory work but none of my tests actually got it working but then my Mac Mini was a pain in the rear.

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    Hmmm .. does this mean they're doing away with the "family license" as I have 2 Macs of my own, my Wife has a MacBook and 2 of my step children have Macs too, so the 5 license thing was rather handy .. Meh .. it's one thing moving to a cloud thing (and it's good to see iCloud (the MobileMe replacement) will have a free version as well as the paid version too) but they still need to offer traditional methods too, mainly for the UK infrastructure problems that have already been mentioned ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_nic View Post
    What gets me about no DVD is that 4GB will take ages on my internet it can take me 2 hours to download iPad or iPhone updates. There normally 0.5GB, so will take all day for me to get lion.
    Also annoying that the update is only a minor one and the download is 600mb!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I am hoping to clean install as well FN so if you find any steps let me know as my 2010 macbook runs like a pig now.
    Will let you know how i get on. My MacBook Pro is the same as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Will let you know how i get on. My MacBook Pro is the same as yours.
    Cheers, I even upgraded my ram to 8gb and it didnt help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Cheers, I even upgraded my ram to 8gb and it didnt help
    It's not one of the i7 is it? I got one when they came out and had it back and it's had a new logic board, RAM, Graphics in it as there were issues with some of the early ones, runs fine since, though I did a clean install and upgraded to 8GB RAM a bit back just because I do a lot of stuff with Logic Studio .. back to point though .. might be worth popping into Apple if you have AppleCare on it (either remaining from purchase or bought into).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    Hmmm .. does this mean they're doing away with the "family license" as I have 2 Macs of my own, my Wife has a MacBook and 2 of my step children have Macs too, so the 5 license thing was rather handy .. Meh .. it's one thing moving to a cloud thing (and it's good to see iCloud (the MobileMe replacement) will have a free version as well as the paid version too) but they still need to offer traditional methods too, mainly for the UK infrastructure problems that have already been mentioned ..
    According to Engadget:
    1:37PM You're looking at a 4GB download, no reboots, and you can use it on all of your personally authorized Macs. You won't have to buy multiple copies!
    (From their Live Blog of the WWDC 2011 Keynote)


    So from that it looks like it will follow the same licensing scheme for all App Store apps. You can install it on to all of your authorised Macs. Pretty decent value for money for home users. Just waiting to see how the educational licensing will work out. It'll be amazing if you can upgrade all of your Macs for just one 20.99 purchase!

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