If slow download speeds or a persistent affection for physical media has kept you from taking the plunge into OS X Lion, Apple has finally released a solution for you.
But it comes at a price.
The company has started selling a thumb drive loaded with the latest operating system for $69 — about $40 more than the digital download version. Order today and you should get your drive in 1-3 business days.
While that price is still cheaper than previous major Apple operating systems, it still seems like an awfully high premium to pay for a USB stick. If you’ve already downloaded Lion and are merely interested in the tactile security of holding a copy of the operating system, TUAW has a step-by-step guide of how to make the exact same thing for the cost of your Lion download ($29.99) and an 8GB thumb drive.