Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » M »

Mac OS X Lion

Apple's Mac OS X Lion is version 10.7 of Apple Computer's flagship Mac OS X operating system for Macintosh desktop and server computers. The Lion OS release is the eighth update to Mac OS X, superceding the following earlier updates for the operating system: "Cheetah" (v10.0), "Puma" (v10.1), "Jaguar" (v10.2), "Panther" (v10.3), "Tiger" (v10.4), "Leopard" (v10.5) and "Snow Leopard" (v10.6).

Among Lion's many new features are a new dashboard interface called Mission Control, a Launchpad feature that provides instant access to your apps, new Auto Save and Versions features for protecting you from losing work, a new FileVault security feature, an upgraded Mail 5 tool, a new Resume feature, improved capabilities for finding and launching applications, enhanced support for multi-touch gestures and animations, and a new AirDrop file transfer feature that simplifies copying files wirelessly across Mac computers.

The Mac OS X Lion release made its debut in 2011 and was followed by Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" (v10.8) in July 2012.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
SEO Dictionary

From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need... Read More »

Slideshow: History of Microsoft Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating... Read More »

Slideshow: Interesting Facts About Google Search

From Goats to Penguins, a server outage and trillions of searches, our slideshow presents interesting facts about Google and the Google.com... Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »