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
DID YOU KNOW?
What You Don't Read Can Hurt You

Does this sound familiar? An online service promises to help your small business cut costs, increase productivity, make your coffee and walk your... Read More »

Who's Moving Ahead in Cloud Computing?

The future remains, well, cloudy. But either way: Amazon, look out. Microsoft is gaining fast. Read More »

We Can't Give Up on Privacy!

Even new and emerging technologies that can make our lives easier, safer and healthier can jeopardize our privacy. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »