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Mac OS X Lion Made Public by Apple Today

iPhone maker Apple has dished out the Mac OS X Lion operating system, which was unveiled during this year’s World Wide Developers Conference.

The OS, which is available for £20.99 from the Mac App Store, comes with more than 200 new features. Mac OS X was first launched by Apple in 2001. This is the first time that Apple has released Mac OS X as a download (opens in new tab).

The launch comes on the heels of Apple announcing a blockbuster third quarter financial report card, posting $7.4 billion in profits. Earlier, Apple’s chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer had told analysts that the OS will be launching today.

The company was also expected to dish out a new version of Macbook Air laptops along with the new OS but as of now, there is no indication from the company about the same. The new Macbook Air has also been launched and comes with Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt data transfer technology among other things.

Some of the new features included in Mac OS X Lion are the background auto-save feature which means that every app on the platform will save the work being done on it from time to time. The company has also included an AirDrop for file transfers between Mac systems.

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