Apple Finally Catches Up With Linux

Back in 2009, when I upgraded my Mac to OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, I wrote a post wondering why the company persisted in shipping physical disks. Well, it seems someone was listening. According to Appleinsider the next upgrade to Mac OS X, 10.7 “Lion” (coming in the summer), will be downloaded from the Mac app store, bringing it in line with the excellent Linux way of doing things. That makes a lot of sense. I’m going to miss those beautifully packaged upgrade disks, but there doesn’t seem much point in having them any more. Just to balance out the self-congratulatory tone of this post, I admit that my prediction that 10.7 would be called “Hepcat” was way off the mark.

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