The 5 biggest upgrades in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

When the lion roars — it does it so that the entire jungle hears. At Apple's "Back to Mac" event, Steve Jobs unveiled the next major update for the Mac: OS X 10.7 Lion. Here's a list of some of the features that Jobs unveiled today.


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1. OS X Meets iOS

Multi-touch gestures is coming to the Mac OS X. Steve Jobs says that touch surfaces can't be vertical — they must be horizontal or else fatigue occurs. The trackpad will remain the focus for multi-touch gestures.



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2. Mac App Store

One click downloads and free and paid apps — all in one place. Automatic installation auto app updates will happen just like on iOS devices. The Mac App Store is not exclusive to OS X Lion, but will available on Snow Leopard in 90 days.



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3. Mission Control

Expose, full screen apps, Dashboard and Spaces will now be unified. An Expose-like view shows which apps are open with their respective open windows.



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4. Launchpad

With just a click you can now launch apps. You can organize apps in pages and folders exactly the same way you can on iOS. Just drag and drop.



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5. Full screen Apps

Applications can now be opened in full screen. There is no need to leave full screen when switching apps. A gesture swipe will let you move between open apps.



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Availability

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is on track for a Summer of 2011 release.

Via Apple

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