Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

MacOS Lion upgrades

I’m getting asked more about upgrades to Mac OS 10.7 (OS X Lion). Here’s the situation, as I know it:

* The lab has a list of over 700 interested clients interested in upgrading to Lion (this includes everyone MCS Systems reports who’s using OS X).
* The lab does not yet have a method to purchase Lion individually, let alone a group purchase.
* The lab is trying to light a fire under Apple, but Apple has not yet addressed how to handle Lion updates and the various DOE labs.

By the terms of Lion’s licensing and the App Store, if you buy Lion for a home machine, it can be installed on all the computers you use with that App Store account (Section 1.B.ii). So if you feel like you can’t wait, you have that option. But even if you jump the gun and place a requisition for a copy, it won’t go anywhere until the lab and Apple figure this out.

I’ll send an update when I have this.

BTW: if you’re interested in Mac OS and don’t already subscribe, you should subscribe to http://lists.mcs.anl.gov/mailman/listinfo/mac-users — lots of good tips and discussions show up there.

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Written by Craig Stacey

July 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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