So, There is an OS X Lion "Welcome" Animation

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Last week we reported that there was no Welcome video that had become custom on new installations of Mac OS X. While that is technically true, it seems Apple has replaced it with a similar "Welcome" animation for some installations (presumably clean):


The intro animation similarly displays the word "Welcome" in a variety of languages, but no accompanying soundtrack. Beta testers of iOS 5 might find the animation familiar, as it is also the setup animation for iOS 5 on the iPad:


The animation on the iPad can be seen 13 seconds into this YouTube Video of iOS 5.

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121 months ago
I prefer the old video. Oh well, I guess it had to go in the end. They could have come up with a new and better replacement instead of just that though.

I'm gonna miss that music. Do, do, doo, do! Do, do, doo, do! Do, do, doo, do, dododo!
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121 months ago
this had better be good

i have staked my whole existence on Apple having an into video to Lion. I can't think of anything more important. Nothing.
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121 months ago
Looks way too plain/simple to be from Apple.
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121 months ago

While that is technically true, it seems Apple has replaced it with a similar "Welcome" animation for some installations (presumably clean)


Oh, thank God! I was starting to panic, thinking that this it a sign of the End Times, that God was smiting us by giving us a OS X bereft of a Welcome animation. I hope there is time to cancel my online order for 1,000 shotgun shells, a three year supply of canned goods, and sixteen cases of freeze dried food for the shelter.
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121 months ago

I welcome the minimized welcome video. Anyone who has done any sort of mac repair service I'm sure agrees. Every hard drive replacement (a dozen or more a day typically) has been accompanied by a disk re-image and a replay of this song for the last 4 years.

I hear that song in my sleep.


Because Apple caters to IT guys. Right. I think the average consumer appreciated the video, I know I did. I really liked the video in fact, even though I've had to reinstall Mac OS multiple times in the past. It gave me such a thrill when I started up my first Mac. Might sound a bit strange, but hey... What can I say. :)
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121 months ago
This is exactly what I said :P, but no one listened, there is a Welcome animation just before you start a Clean Lion Installation..
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