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OS X Lion -- how much memory do I need?

Posted By bpcrucial Posts: 36 Registered 04-23-2009

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Lion is here!


The successor to Apple’s Snow Leopard OS,  the official memory requirement for Lion is a sparse 2GB, but the Memory Experts at Crucial recommend at least 8GB, once you factor in everything you’ll be doing with that OS, like watching videos, organizing photos and music, web browsing, gaming, and so much more. Crucial memory is guaranteed compatible with your Mac system when you use our online tool and and it costs far less than the memory you buy from your system manufacturer. Our Mac memory is backed by limited lifetime warranties and outstanding service and support.


To find out how much memory you have and what compatible upgrades are available, use our Mac System Scanner. If you know what memory you need, find it here.


Apple’s latest version of OS X was released on July 20, 2011 as a download from the Mac App Store, a departure from any previous OS releases on CD or DVD.So if you’re running Tiger or Leopard, you would first have to be upgraded to Snow Leopard, because the OS is only available via the Mac App store which is a feature of Snow Leopard. 


.But don’t worry – you can get Lion on your system. If you don’t have Snow Leopard, you can get an in-store download at retail Apple Stores. Or you can buy the OS (on a USB drive) on the online Apple Store beginning in August 2011.


 The new Mac OS X Lion is designed, according to Apple, to take the various interface capabilities that have made the iPad so popular and apply them to a more traditional Mac computer, including compatibility with the Mac App Store. Mac OS X Lion users can browse and make purchases using their Apple computer through an interface, called Launchpad, that opens as a full-screen display.


 The ability to run applications in full-screen is another similarity between the iPad and OS X Lion. The system for running applications in full-screen is not only designed to create an immersive experience, it is also designed for convenience. By swiping the trackpad, users can freely switch between running applications without ever leaving full-screen mode.  Mac OS X Lion includes a program called Mission Control, which shows running applications and processes and letting them control operations from a central hub.


All in all, there are a lot of great things about the new OS X Lion. With ample memory, you’ll get the most out of your investment today, and tomorrow.

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