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Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: lanovami] #561390 07/19/11 11:08 PM
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That should run pretty good... but you could really use more ram. 1 GB is on the cusp of "just tolerable" in my book.

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: NucleusG4] #561394 07/19/11 11:18 PM
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Yeah, I was only going to ask about the processor as Apple didn't mention RAM, but thought I'd better add the RAM in too - it is pretty low by today's standards.


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Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: lanovami] #561399 07/19/11 11:42 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Lion


System requirements
x86-64 processor (Macs with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, or Xeon processor.) [10][14]
At least 2GB of RAM[15]
Latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), with the Mac App Store installed[10]
At least 4GB of free disk space for downloading[15]
Like Snow Leopard, Lion does not support PowerPC-based Macs (e.g., Power Macs, PowerBooks, iBooks, iMacs (G3-G5), eMacs).

Furthermore, Lion does not support 32-bit Intel Core Duo or Core Solo based Macs. Rosetta is no longer available in Lion, which means Lion no longer supports PowerPC applications.

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: NucleusG4] #561401 07/20/11 12:18 AM
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I can't find the ram requirements for Lion on apple's site

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: John Rougeux] #561403 07/20/11 12:43 AM
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I think my wiki post is a rule of thumb.

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: NucleusG4] #561404 07/20/11 12:52 AM
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Quote:
Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. The Lion upgrade can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs.



http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/06/...-App-Store.html

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: NucleusG4] #561407 07/20/11 02:03 AM
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double what I have?! yeesh.


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Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: lanovami] #561417 07/20/11 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: lanovami
double what I have?! yeesh.


1 Gig is OK. You'll just be using more virtual memory, which will be only a tad slower when launching apps. Even at 2 Gig (which is what I have), there is considerable VM swapping with apps launching. Once the app(s) are running, I barely notice any speed hits unless I'm switching among memory intensive apps.


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Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: MacBozo] #561418 07/20/11 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: lanovami
double what I have?! yeesh.
1 Gig is OK. You'll just be using more virtual memory
The specs say 2G though, I wonder if they'll let you install it if you only have 1G.

Re: When do you think Lion will be released? [Re: Reboot] #561419 07/20/11 01:23 PM
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I'm wondering how this download only will play out. At 4G there will be quite a few people that will not be able do it, or it will just seem too cumbersome. Apple seems to think everybody should have a big pipe I guess.

For example people with low end DSL connections that are typically around 256-512kbp/s, it will take 20-40 hours at full speed.

Here's a handy site to help calculate how long.

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