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Lion on a stick

Lion on a stick

For those of you who are Mac users, this is a self-made Mac OS 10.7 Lion install on a USB flash drive. I could have gotten a 4 gig drive but the 8 gig was cheaper.

Why do this? Because Apple is phasing out optical drives and this will boot any modern Mac and do a complete Lion install from scratch or as a recovery. I back up daily with SuperDuper so I made this to install Lion on my wife’s computer and as a backup for us. We do have optical drives but at some point in the future we won’t.

I have lots of these little flash drives but this one impressed me with its bright color and rubberized coating.

Making one of these is simple and if you’re a Lion user or future Lion user you should have one.

Earlier discussion here: Installing Lion on multiple Macs.