Apple announced on Thursday that they have sold a stunning one million copies of thier new operating system, OS X Lion, in the first 24 hours of its lifecycle. The new OS, which was launched via the Mac App Store for $29.99 on Wednesday, is now the top paid app in the digital marketplace. This launch is the most sucessful of any of Apple’s Mac OS launches.
Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic, according to Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. This is backed up by the above information, as well as the generally posotive response to OS X 10.7.
Personally, I am loving the update to Lion. It was my first major update for my MacBook Pro, and it went flawlessly. It took a little longer to install than I might have liked, but it was still shorter than many Windows installations I have done.
As far as features go, I am loving most of the stuff in Lion. The scrolling was a little strange at first, but now that I have adapated my thinking, it is very natural. Some of the gestures are odd, only because I had gotten used to the ones that were in Snow Leopard.
According to Apple’s press release, Lion is currently avaliable in 123 coutnries via the Mac App Store. The distributioon of Lion seems to be work as planned, with no major hiccups reported at this point. In order to purchase Lion, if you haven’t already, you will need to be running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, have an active iTunes account, and be connected to the internet.