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Apple Releases Patch For Mac OS X, Developer Preview For Lion

A new developer build for Apple’s Mac OS X Lion indicates that the company plans to release the OS on the Mac App Store platform.

According to an article on Apple Insider, the third developer build of Mac OS X 10.6.8 comes with a note explaining that the beta release comes with provisions to make Lion available for download from the Mac App Store.

The changes "enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion", the note read.

The Apple Insider blog had earlier reported that the company plans to make the Mac App Store the primary delivery platform for the upcoming Mac operating system, though the OS will also be available on discs for those who are unable to download Lion.

That company is already using the Mac App Store to release developer builds of the operating system proves that the company plans to release the platform from the online store.

In addition to preparing to download the Lion OS, Apple says that the new version of Mac OS X will also provide greater support for IPv6, and is meant to identify and remove the MacDefender malware that has recently been plaguing Mac users, most of whom are unaccustomed to malware designed to attack their system.