Mac OS X 10.6.8 hints Apple readying Mac App Store for Lion upgrade

“A third test build of Mac OS X 10.6.8 has surfaced this weekend and produced a discovery confirming Apple’s plans to offer Lion through the Mac App Store,” Electronista reports.

“New notes added for the release mention that it’s intended to ‘enhance’ the store to ‘get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion,'” Electronista reports.

“Mac users will most likely need 10.6.8 as a minimum requirement to upgrade to Lion through a downloadable copy and will have to buy a disc if using an earlier OS,” Electronista reports.

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36 Comments

  1. With that Apple’s whole model could change. How stupid will people (and enterprise) feel paying hundreds for an OS when Apple’s charging $30?

    1. I’m no Luddite but am not sold on all this cloud computing stuff. I NEVER do upgrade and install – only clean installs. With a fairly complex setup I have found it works best.
      Think about the data on an install DVD and add it to the data cap some of us have to deal with. Also, some “broadband” isn’t so speedy ( yes I refer to ConCast- who has seriously throttled the internet in my ‘hood since switching to all digital TV). My cable Internet is slower now than a decade ago when our system was Time-Warner RoadRunner- Xfinity my ass.
      I’ll take a DVD, Thank You, and want to see if Apple has a decent replacement for Front Row. I’ve tried Plex and am less than impressed. Maybe ElGato can whip up a living room FS interface for all iTunes content.
      Losing Rosetta is also BS.

      1. The DVD version ist old in that moment you buy it. So in most cases you install an out of date version of Lion and you have to start the update process which will replace your clean install entirely. So why not skip step one and install the newest version directly ?

  2. I served from 1982-1990 in the US Army and was fortunate enough to never have to combat.

    My Battallion Commander in Germany, the late (Col Retired then a LTC) Robert Howard, Medal of Honor awaredee and legend in the Special Forces, was an amazing soldier and a soft spoken man- the opposite of the Hollywood
    image of a warrior. Even after retirement and well into old age he took trips to Iraq & Afghanistan- visiting our Soldiers & Marines in harm’s way. It’s people like Col. Howard I think if on days like this.

    To all the men & women who are serving our nation this day and to all who have served- Thank You. To those who have lost family or friends in the service of our nation- Thank You.

    Our military secured our independence, has preserved it, and defends it to this very hour. As I write this our troops are serving all over the world in ways & places well known and places few have heard of. They are from every background, race, ethnicity, faith and political viewpoint one can imagine. They are our family, friends & neighbors.
    Thanks.

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