Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
Through offical apple means, there would be no way to download or obtain osX Lion, but you could always try finding a place that has a few physical copies left lying around. Your best bet would be contacting apple directly about it
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
I asked the same thing about the same time as you here
Best check each others threads see if we get a reply
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
See and add your concerns on 10.7 to the following: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19021731#19021731
Maybe we'll get someone's attention.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
Sorry but why do you need a copy of Lion. There are no Mac available right now that come with Mountain Lion Pre-Installed. So your Wifes Mac must already have, or had, Lion installed or Snow Leopard. So if that is the case just Don't upgrade to ML.
If it had SL or Lion installed why in the world did it get upgrade to ML without first checking on the compatibility of the software she need to run?
Lion is not longer available for purchase and download and I doubt that will change.
If your wifes Mac had Lion installed and somehow got upgraded to ML you could restore from her Time Machine backup that was made just before it got upgraded to ML.
Or if it had Lion on it and you made either the Lion install USB thumb drive or you created a USB thumb of the Recovery HD partition with Lion Disk Assistant then you could Wipe the drive and reinstall Lion from one of those. AFAIK Lion is still available for those that are not going to upgrade to ML or need to reinstall Lion to fix problems on Mac that were upgrade to Lion or sell or give away their Mac computer that came with Lion Pre-Installed.
I really don't see why you think it is Adobe's fault. Wasn't your Wifes Mac running these programs with whatever version of OS X was on her Mac?
Why Now do you need Lion, the day ML comes out. You did have a year + to get it.
If for some reason your Wifes Mac got upgraded to ML it is whoever did that upgrade that you should be upset with. Not Adobe. Did Adobe send you an email sayiing you Had to Upgrade to ML, or even that Today you Need Lion to continue running their software? Sorry I am confused at your displeasure with Adobe.
In any event Good Luck.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to Shootist007)
A stack load of Macs were/are upgradable to lion but it turns out not upgradable to mountain lion.
Lets take a macbookair 1.1. ( nice bit of kit ) the owner was hanging on with smow leopard not upgrading to lion waiting for mountain lion. OOPS cant go to mountain lion. OK just go to liom. But thats noe not available.
If macs wernt so nice..................
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 6:49 PM (in response to Shootist007)
1. The Fiery RIP in my wife's very expensive printer/copier just updated its firmware yesterday for - get ready - Lion. There's no telling when it will be compatible with Mountain Lion.
2. Adobe has not officially announced that either CS5 or CS6 is compatible with Mountain Lion. However, I corresponded with the ever-helpful David Pogue, who assured me that he just completed a 900 page book on Mountain Lion using Adobe products, and he was/is running Mountain Lion. That helped us breathe.
The simple fact is that a number of apps and firmware are not yet certified to run correctly with Mountain Lion, particularly specialized software/firmware that my wife uses for her work. And that makes it imperative for my wife to obtain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 7:21 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
A most helpful Mac user shared a link to a CNET article that suggests the following:
Here is some brand new information - according to this article, you can still buy Lion over the phone via the Apple Store telephone number (1-800-My-Apple / 800-692-7753). I think the hours are from 5:30 am - 6:30 pm Pacific time. I hope this will help all of us! See:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
I believe you already saw my link? Just in case and for anyone else:
Apple confirmed the removal of the software this afternoon, and said that customers can still purchase a copy from its online store's telesales agents.[1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) or Customer Service and Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775.]
Well, you beat me by one minute...... LOL
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
How are they selling it? Is it the USB stick for $69.99 or a download for $29.99? If it's the more expensive option, how are they going to penalize people who didn't adopt in time? Also how would people had know when the cut off date was since they never have a formal release day and immediately after they announce the day they cut lion. What if people thought it was coming out next Tuesday, which is still July and would fit for what they hinted at for a release. Those people would have thought they had time to get Lion, but nope, no warning at all. Pretty crappy if you ask me. They make a computer that lasts 6 years since it's good quality, yet then drop them on a whim?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to qazaq4all)
Hey, here's a really crazy idea. Before going on a rant how about calling one of the numbers and ask them?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to deggie)
Interestingly enough I called apple care earlier today, and they didn't know that you could order it from their telesales department. They person there actually suggested that I look on Amazon.com or MacMall to order it and that it was no longer being offered directly from Apple. So I would have called the telesales store if I knew that was an option except that an apple employee told me it wasn't.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to Brian Teeter)
You can call 1 800-MY-APPLE and order it. They will then email you a redemption code that you can redeem in the App store. The price is the regular 29.99 which is a bit cheaper than the USB installer.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 6:51 PM (in response to qazaq4all)
Thank you very much! It's great news for a lot of people. Thanks everyone!