OS X Lion Release

OS X Lion is now available for download on the IT Software Download Site for $29.99( Monday, July 25, 2011.) OS X Lion is built on a UNIX foundation and includes over 250 new features including, Multi-touch Gestures, Full-Screen Apps, Mission Control, Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Version history, Air Drop &  Mail.   

The upgrade is available from download from http://software.lbl.gov under Purchase Software. No media is required.

When Upgrading from OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, use Software Update to update to OS X v10.6.8, then purchase OS X Lion.

Please contact licenses@lbl.gov with any questions about upgrade.

To download, visit http://software.lbl.gov/

Please note that Carbonite backup software now fully supports OS X Lion.  Carbonite is available for purchase from http://software.lbl.gov, under Purchase Software -> Utilities Software.

Known Compatibility Issues:

1. For compatibility issues with Adobe please see these articles



2. Microsoft Office compatibility issues:


3. Parallels Virtualization
Requires update and current version.

4. VPN
Use Cisco VPN for Apple menu bar from software.lbl.gov instead of Cisco Anyconnect.

5. Compatibility issues with other vendors see


Please report other compatibility issues to help@lbl.gov