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OS X Lion is the eighth major release of Mac OS X, and it brings to the table several ideas from iOS, like Launchpad (a matrix display of installed applications, similar to the iOS Home Screen ó and the Mac App Store) which is being used to deliver the new OS. Despite the iOS inspiration, Lionís not a huge shift from previous versions, and it wonít turn your Mac into a faux iOS device. Rather, it borrows some of iOSís best ideas and uses them to polish the core Mac experience, making Lion the most attractive, cohesive, user-friendly and idiot-proof OS X yet. Itís a big accomplishment overall. Lion not only looks cleaner and nicer, it fixes a surprising number of long-time niggles. But it also adds some nice new features, and while there are some changes that will cause consternation, like reverse scrolling, almost everything added is for the better. The question isnít whether you should spend $ 29 on Lion, because thatís just a no-brainer. No, the real question is: now that weíre in the post-PC age, how will Lion change the way you use your Mac, and how does it set the stage for the Mac of the future?   Table of Contents Page 2 System Requirements Easy Install Dropped Features Overall Look and Feel Page 3 Mission Control App Expose Launchpad Mac App Store Resume Autosave and Versioning Airdrop Page 4 The New Finder Full Screen Apps Reverse Scrolling Multitouch Gestures About This Mac Page 5 Mail Address Book Safari FaceTime iCal iChat Photo Booth Preview Page 6 Conclusion  

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