Tuesday August 16, 2011 1:18 pm
Mac OS X Lion now available on USB thumb drive for $69
The device is currently shipping within one to three business days.
"OS X Lion is available on a USB thumb drive for installation without the need for a broadband Internet connection," Apple said on its Web site. "Just plug the drive into your USB port and follow the instructions to install."
Lion is also available via a $29.99 download from the Mac App Store, but for those with slow Internet connections who don't want to wait for a 4 GB download, the thumb drive is a workable alternative. Buyers with speed issues can also visit an Apple Store, where an employee will install it in-house.
The simplest way is get Lion, however, is via a direct upgrade from Snow Leopard, provided you're running version OS X 10.6.8. Users also need the recently released Migration Assistant Update for Snow Leopard, which provides enhancements that will ensure a smooth transition to Lion.
This article, written by Chloe Albanesius, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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