Apple have released a preview of the next iteration of Mac OSX, Lion, on the Mac App Store for developers registered with the Mac Developer Program to take a look at. The new version of the trademark Operating System aims to borrow ideas that made iOS and the iPad a success, and implement them in the PC OS experience.

The Apple with the Lion

The Apple with the Lion

Some of the features include:

  • Mission Control view
  • Launchpad for Applications
  • New Multitouch gestures
  • Fullscreen applications that utilize the entire Mac display

Apart from this, the preview also features the Mac App Store, the Airdrop wireless file transfer service, autosave and versioning for documents, a Resume function, FileVault for file and disk encryption and the Mac OS X Lion Server, which will help people set up servers more effortlessly.

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