By now you would have come across the upgrade procedure for getting Mac OS X Lion 10.7. Apple relies on a cloud based software distribution on new version. This kind of installation process is a bit displeasing for people those who have throttled broadband bandwidth and slow internet connections. They evidently need an offline Lion installer available on DVD or USB disk.
OS X 10.7 Lion will be soon available for purchase on the Mac app store. All those who have a credit card or Paypal account (USA) can buy and download the update using their Apple user credentials. Using Paypal is not supported in India also most of the Indians are without credit cards. I was using Virtual Credit Cards (VCC) to buy iPhone and iPod apps from iTunes before getting my HDFC Bank Platinum credit card.
Bootcamp is a software package Apple provides with each Mac OS X version. Bootcamp incorporates drivers and foundation software for Apple Mac hardware in Windows platform. You can set up a Windows partition from Mac using Bootcamp assistant. The most-recent variant of Bootcamp is 3.2 and is designed to work with Mac OS Snow Leopard. Apple is preparing to distribute Bootcamp 4.0 to in order to allow users install and dual boot Windows with the upcoming OS X Lion.
Mac OS X Lion is close at hand. Apple may release the OS 10.7 within a week through the Mac app store. The features of the Lion upgrade that is available at $29 would urge everyone to consider it, but the suggested installation through Mac OS app store is a bit of a bother. A question everyone will have is whether the update deletes existing files or settings in Snow Leopard, when upgraded.
Apple is preparing to issue Mac OS X Lion upgrade in the coming month, July. The update was announced on OCT 2010 and since then developers were allowed to download beta versions. I’ve downloaded Mac OS X Lion 10.7 preview 3 as a DMG file and upgraded my existing Snow Leopard installation with it. While announcing iOS 5 Apple CEO mentioned that they will list Lion to the Mac app store, instead of providing DVD disc for backup. Therefore, to do a new OS X Lion installation, we first need to install the Snow Leopard and then upgrade to Lion from the app store.