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OS X Lion 10.7

OS X Lion Upgrade Information Center

Apple OS X 10.7 Lion was released on July 20, 2011. We Love Macs has the products and expertise to help you with the upgrade.

With OS X Lion finally in the wild, we are hearing great feedback on similarities to the iOS 4 interface currently in use on the iPad and iPhone and the low upgrade cost available directly from the Apple Apps Store. We are also receiving a lot of questions and a few service calls related to the upgrade. If you have already upgraded to Lion, we are here to help you with any troubles you may be having with compatibility or feature changes. If you have not upgraded yet, here are the critical things you need to know.

Processor Compatibility
- Intel Core2Duo, Core i3, i5, i7 and XEON processors are supported
- Intel Core Duo and Core Solo processors are NOT supported
- PPC G5, G4 and G3 processors are NOT supported

If your machine didn't make the cut, We Love Macs has specials on several Intel-Based Macs, guaranteed to be compatible with Lion. Save big any of our pre-owned Macs.

Memory Requirements
- 2GB Minimum System Memory
- 4GB Recommended

Visit our online memory store to find the compatible memory upgrade for your Mac before you move to Lion by visiting us at:

Operating System Requirements
- OS 10.6.6 or later
- OS 10.6.8 recommended
- Apple just released several supplemental updates which we detail below

We Love Macs still has upgrades and full versions of OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. If you have not upgraded from Tiger, now is the time. Leopard and Snow Leopard are quickly disappearing from the supply chain, and won't be available anywhere for much longer. Your We Love Macs sales representative can help you choose the upgrade that is right for you.

Once you have selected the correct upgrade and installed it, you should also download the correct supplemental update directly from Apple. These updates were released after the launch of OS X Lion in response to several issues related to the upgrade and migration to Lion.

Available downloads include (note, all of these downloads require Snow Leopard):

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update
for users already on Mac OS X 10.6.8

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update v.1.1
delta release for users who have not updated to Mac OS X 10.6.8

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Up date Combo v1.1
combo release for users who have not updated to Mac OS X 10.6.8

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update
for users already on Mac OS X Server 10.6.8

Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update v1.1
for users who have not updated to Mac OS X Server 10.6.8

Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1
for users who have not updated to Server 10.6.8

Other Considerations
While the newest OS release from Apple is a significant step forward, making your Mac the most advanced computer system on the market, there are other issues to consider before you upgrade.

7GB free hard drive space required for the download. We Love Macs offers a full selection of larger hard drives for every Mac.

Lion is only available as a download. We can help you back up your install file to backup media.

Adobe Flash Player and the Java Runtime Environment are not installed. Reinstall them.

iSync is not included, but the Leopard/Snow Leopard version works on Lion.

Rosetta, the software that allows PPC software to run on Intel Macs is gone.

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