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Apple Releases OS X Lion; New Operating System Borrows From iPhone and iPad Software (VIDEO)

The Apple Store is trending on the launch of the computer giant’s latest operating system, OS X Lion.

Available as a $30 download from the online store, Lion seeks to simplify the personal computer by borrowing from iOS, the software behind the iPhone and iPad.

That influence is felt most notably in a new feature called Launchpad, which fills your desktop with a grid of icons you can shuffle around and use to launch programs.

Those who want to avoid the 4GB download and also wait out the initial bugs will be able to purchase a USB thumb drive with Lion for $69 sometime in August.