As part of the lead-up to its massive involvement at Salesforce‘s Dreamforce conference, $30 billion global professional services company Accenture announced that it was acquiring Cloud Sherpas, one of the larger, more successful cloud solution providers. Cloud Sherpas was only founded a few years ago. Indeed, I remember having a conversation with the founders at Google IO back in 2008, only a year after the company’s founding. Back then it was a tiny team, and its somewhat nebulous business model was to help companies with their Google Apps deployments.
Enlarge/ Even in the download-only era, it’s easy to make yourself offline OS X install media. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)
It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don’t support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you’re in luck, because it’s not hard to make one.