In case you’ve been living under a rock, Apple has released OS X Lion for $30 in the Mac App Store. Lion was made available this morning for download, and will be sold at Apple stores on a USB thumb drive in August.
If you’ve started downloading Lion, you may notice that it takes a lot longer to download than most apps. That’s because it weighs in at a hefty 4GB. Luckily, there’s a way to at least see your Lion download progress as you wait.
You’ll notice that when you start your download, all you get is a little blue progress bar under the app icon in your Mac’s dock. That’s hardly sufficient if you need to see how much time is left for your download to finish.
If you head over to the Purchases tab in the Mac App Store, you can see a list of all the purchased content you’ve downloaded. Once you buy Lion, you can hop over to this tab and watch the time estimate of how long until the download finishes. Pretty hand for those of us with Lion fever.