We began the Perian project over 6 years ago. We wanted to simplify viewing your content. Our team has attained that goal and with that in mind, Perian will be retired soon. Our stewardship has been a blast but it’s time for all of us to move on.
Starting 90 days after the final Perian release, we will no longer provide support. We’ll wrap up our loose ends, pack up our bags, and move on to new and exciting projects.
Here’s what our roadmap looks like:
- We will soon release the final version of Perian, including all the fixes we’ve worked on since the last release. It may — or may not — work on 10.8.
- We will post the source code to either Google Code or Github.
Thanks to The Perian Project Team members for doing such a great job all these years.
I have not moved my MobileMe account to iCloud yet for many reasons. Anyway, Apple offered me a free copy of Snow Leopard so I can upgrade to Lion. I already have OS X Lion on one of my Macs, but that’s beside the point. Let’s say I’m doing this for science.
Apple is mailing a copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard to me and sent me the following email:
1. Get your free DVD of Snow Leopard
After you install Snow Leopard on your Mac, run Software Update from the Apple Menu to get Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with the Mac App Store.
2. Next, upgrade to Lion
Open the Mac App Store from the Dock and purchase Lion for $29.99.* The installer will download to the Dock and automatically launch.
3. You’re ready to move to iCloud
Your Mac is now ready for iCloud. Visit me.com/move from a Mac or PC to make the move to iCloud.