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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Hands-on Video Shows New Features

Last week we heard how Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was available for developers, now Engadget has had some hands-on time with the Snow Leopard’s successor and early signs are good, hopefully this means that Apple are on track for a summer 2011 release date.

You can see Engadget’s fully detailed hands-on with Lion here, in their article they look at new features including Launchpad, Full-screen apps, AirDrop and Mission Control, also it gives us a good look at the newly updated versions of Mail, Address Book, iCal and Quicktime.

The hands-on features plenty of screenshots and talks about a lot of the less-noticeable changes, most of what Engadget speak about has been put together in a video, we have embedded the video at the end of this post, check it out for your first look at Mac OS X Lion.

On the whole Engadget seem very impressed by the early Lion release and suggest that Apple seem to be doing a good job of bringing an iOS-style of computing to the desktop, with more multitouch gestures supported and better multitasking capabilities the foundations are being set, it will be interesting to see iOS 5 and Lion side-by-side to see the similarities and differences.

Do you like the look of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion? (Remember the video has been embedded below)

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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