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Mac OS X Lion to be released at the Mac App Store

Written on May 06, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Mac OS X 10.7 is already out, and Apple is planning to release the operating system’s upgrades through it new Mac App Store.

is looking to switch its software distribution means by making use of its recently launched App Store. Launched January 2011, the app store is the company’s venture to utilize the idea it has previously popularized through the iOS ecosystem to desktop applications.

According to AppleInsider, the – available to all users running the most recent version of – will become the default method for obtaining updates for . Users will then be able to upgrade instantly without the need for physical media by purchasing through the Mac App Store.

For users who have slow Internet connection or for those who prefer to install the through the traditional way, Apple will also offer optical discs.

Meanwhile, the AppleInsider also reported that the company would likely divulge more of its distribution plans for Lion at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California this June. Apple is said to have promised that this year’s conference will showcase the “future” of the Mac operating system.

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