Apple said that in just one day, over one million users bought and
downloaded Mac OS X Lion
, the eighth release of its operating system.
Available through the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US), users are
buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple's history,
"Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction
have been fantastic," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Lion is a huge step
forward, it's not only packed with innovative features but it's
incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we've
Lion introduces more than 250 new features to the Mac, including
Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps;
Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your
Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore software; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely
redesigned Mail app.
The Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you
can find new apps, buy them using your iTunes account, download and
install them in just one step. The Mac App Store is built right into
Lion and available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as
part of Mac OS X version 10.6.8.