I consider myself an admirer of all things Apple. I think their products are really cool and if I had deeper pockets, I’d be joining the Apple bandwagon and buying every single thing that the company produces. Right now all I have is a four year old Macbook, various iPods and an iPad 2 I bought on launch day.
A couple of days ago, I received an email about the upcoming OS X Lion. I don’t really obsessively monitor Apple-related news so an announcement of a new OS upgrade genuinely surprised me. Apple talked about various new features for OS X Lion that I think were well thought out and actually quite exciting. I told myself that it’s a very enticing upgrade and I couldn’t wait to see how it will actually work when it’s released later in the month. But what was unprecedented is that some guy got hold of the developer’s copy of OS X Lion and decided to leak it to the public. What does this mean? Well you can go to your favorite torrent site and download a copy of OS X Lion and install it on your Mac! I know that Apple fans can be one of the most rabid in the world, but this is just going over the line. I know how it feels to want something so bad you just can’t wait for it to arrive but leaking OS X Lion is really questionable.
Now some people may say that Apple may have done it deliberately (which I doubt) to gain more attention. Some might say that the developer’s copy is really meant to be shared (which I doubt again). The fact that it’s called a developer’s copy, means what it says – it is for the developers to use. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not vilifying those who downloaded a copy of the OS and installed it. Different strokes, for different folks. I’m just raising a personal opinion that I don’t get it why people will do it.