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Apple debuts Mac OS X LionBy Tom Manners 21 October 2010 | Categories: news
Apple yesterday gave a sneak peek of Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the company’s proprietary operating system .
Today’s sneak peek highlighted just a few of Lion’s features, including the Mac App Store, Launchpad (which will house Mac apps), system-wide support for full screen apps and Mission Control, which unifies Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces and full screen apps into an new view of everything running on the machine.
“Lion brings many of the best ideas from iPad back to the Mac, plus some fresh new ones like Mission Control that Mac users will really like,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Lion has a ton of new features, and we hope the few we had time to preview today will give users a good idea of where we are headed.”
Lion includes system-wide support for full screen applications. With Lion, users can enter full screen mode with just one click, switch from one full screen app to another with a swipe of the trackpad, and swipe back to the desktop to access multi-window applications.
No official pricing details are yet available, although Apple has confirmed that Lion will ship in early 2011.
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