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Mac App Store

Mac OS "Lion" includes a baked-in Mac App Store, which offers access to a wide variety of full-screen applications. It is a spiritual descendent of the App Store long available for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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App Access

Clicking the LaunchPad icon in the Mac's dock will open a grid-like page of applications and folders reminiscent of iOS.??í

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Full-Screen Apps

Lion will offer full-screen applications.

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App Windows

With one click, individual windows within applications will zoom to full screen, and swiping the track pad will allow users to cycle to other windows.??í

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Mission Control

Another new feature, Mission Control, allows the user to "zoom out" of their desktop to a bird's-eye view of everything running on the system, including applications.

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Versions

Versions is Time Machine for individual documents, allowing the user to revert to any number of previous versions with a single click.

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Resume

A feature called "Resume" will restore an application to the same condition prior to logging out or restarting.

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Retail

Lion will retail for $29, starting in July. Apple plans on making the new operating system available via the Mac App Store.

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Lion Server

OS X Lion Server includes the Profile Manager remote-manager application, file-sharing capabilities for iPad and tweaks to the Mail Server.

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Multi-Touch

With Lion, track pads now support an increased range of gesture control, including page and image zoom and full-screen swiping.

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