When Apple launched OS X Lion, they did so exclusively through their online App Store. Two months later, the company began selling USB flash drives loaded with Lion for $69 (a $40 premium over the operating system's $29 download price).
Luckily, you don't need to spend the extra cash. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how to create a bootable OS X Lion install drive, using your own 8GB USB flash drive.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.