Extra credit -- upgrade to Server
Now that we've gone through the upgrade process and examined the most immediate changes, go back to the Mac App Store and check out "
OSX Lion Server
." For just $49.99, Apple is letting anyone turn a desktop computer into a server. If you own a lot of Apple devices or run a small business where people use Macs, the extra file sharing capabilities, website, calendar and mail hosting might make the extra price worth it. For myself, I'm saving my money for now because I get all the file sharing, mail and calendar functionality I need through various free Web services.
Even if you don't want Lion Server, make sure to go back into the Mac App Store because some applications may need to update to take advantage of Lion functionality. Apple's Pages word processor, for example, was updated today to so it can use Lion's auto-save and other new features.
That's it. Now it's time for Mac owners to consider whether Lion is right for them.
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