As my friend and colleague Patrick Jordan reported, Apple has seeded the Gold Master of OS X Lion to developers. Barring a discovery of a major bug, this will be the build that makes it’s way into the hands of consumers. Over the weekend, more information surfaced regarding OS X Lion. First off, OS Lion […]
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Yet More New Information Surfaces Regarding OS Lion

As my friend and colleague Patrick Jordan reported, Apple has seeded the Gold Master of OS X Lion to developers. Barring a discovery of a major bug, this will be the build that makes it’s way into the hands of consumers.

Over the weekend, more information surfaced regarding OS X Lion. First off, OS Lion will allow users to run multiple copies of the OS on the same machine. Specifically, users can run a total of three instances on a single machine, two of which can be installed with virtualization software such as Parallels and VMware Fusion.

This of course is great news for developers who would like to test their software with different OS X configurations.

Next up, MacRumors reports that OS X is brings with it some changes in the way you set up your OS X instillation, or a new Mac out of the box. Instead of offering a welcome video as nearly all previous Mac OS X versions have, Lion takes users directly to Setup Assistant.

After a user completes the setup, a new tutorial is presented to the user, which explains the way in which scrolling works in OS X Lion. The tutorial adjusts itself according to what input device the user is detected using.

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In sum, Lion acts more as a server version with the inclusion of the ability to run multiple instances right out of the box (or App Store as it were) than any of the previous version. The welcome video is gone, but could be put in right before launch, and a new scrolling tutorial is put in it’s place. Yes, a welcome video could still be on the way, but they are usually included in GM build.

Image courtesy of MacRumors.

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