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Apple Releases OS X Lion 10.7.5 Beta Build 11G30 to Developers

Apple may have just released OS X Mountain Lion, moving more than three million units in four days, but that doesn't mean it's done updating the prior version, OS X Lion 10.7.

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As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has seeded new versions of OS X Lion 10.7.5 in both server and standard versions to developers. The betas have a build number of 11G30.

Apple also released a new beta of the iCloud Control Panel for Windows, which adds support for Shared Photo Stream and several other items.

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27 months ago
Where is 10.6.9 with iCloud Support?
Rating: 25 Votes
27 months ago

Where is 10.6.9 with iCloud Support?


Coming on the 2nd of Never.
Rating: 21 Votes
27 months ago

Windows users can't buy Lion/Mountain Lion OS upgrades. Mac users can. If you want iCloud, go here (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?mt=12).

8-year-old Vista machines are supported by iCloud, but 6-year-old Snow Leopard machines (that cannot upgrade to Lion or above) cannot.
Rating: 18 Votes
27 months ago
So they can take the time to write an iCloud Control Panel for Windows that runs on Vista, but they can't patch 10.6 to use iCloud services and scrub MobileMe references... WTF?!
Rating: 16 Votes
27 months ago

Great, yet more reason to stay with Lion...


Frankly, anyone who has the option to dump an OS as bad as Lion and doesn't take it, is a fool in my book.
Rating: 15 Votes
27 months ago

8-year-old Vista machines are supported by iCloud, but 6-year-old Snow Leopard machines (that cannot upgrade to Lion or above) cannot.


The important thing to remember is that iCloud is not a free service.

The subscription to iCloud comes as part of the price of a hardware device you purchased from Apple, qualifying hardware being all Apple computing devices capable of running OS X 10.7 or iOS 5 and greater. Windows users can not create iCloud accounts they can only access ones already created from qualifying apple hardware.

To get what you apparently want Apple would have to create seperate software for OS X 10.6 that, like the Windows software, could only access pre-existing iCloud accounts and not create them. Which would be confusing, and conflict with iCloud's principle revenue generation of selling hardware.

Conversely, Apple weren't going to say "You must run Windows 7 to install this client", and encourage people to buy a new OS from Microsoft.

The current Apple business plan, is that Hardware purchases get you a 'subscription' to OS enabled services. That's why each new OS is now priced at what is basically an administration and accounting fee.
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago

Sure they can buy Lion/Mountain Lion. By your logic, shouldn't Windows users just buy a Mac if they want to use iCloud?


$999 to get iCloud functionality isn't an easy pill to sell compared to $19.99.

iOS/iCould support was promised to Windows Vista/7 users. On OS X, iOS/iCloud support was promised to Lion or newer users.

Apple is making good on these promises. Thats all.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago

One would be to allow Mountain Lion to work on 2008 Macs. I put it on my 2008 and it made it slow as molasses. Wiped out Outlook 2011, never would work. Words files were painfully slow.

I went back to 10.7


Try a clean install, there is something wrong with your Mac.
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago

Wow, arent Apple just amazing :rolleyes:


Why? Because they discovered bugs in their OS?
Rating: 7 Votes
27 months ago
Remember..some people can't update to ML, (older mac's)....

Nice that apple isn't just abandoning those users.
Rating: 6 Votes

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