Apple has launched the latest version of its Mac operating system – OS X Lion – through its online app store.
It is the first time that the company has not issued new system software on disk.
Users without an internet connection, or whose link is too slow, will be given the option to download the file in an Apple store later this month.
For customers who want a physical copy, Apple is offering a memory stick version for an extra £25.
Editor-in-chief of Mac Format Magazine Graham Barlow said that many users viewed their OS disks as a “security blanket” in case something goes wrong with their machine.
“I for one will be looking at ways I can make an actual physical disk out of the download, if that is legally supported by Apple,” he said.
Mr Barlow also warned that the 4Gb file may lead some users to exceed their download limit if their home broadband has a low cap.
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