Faxing in MacOS 10.7 (Lion)

What kinds of changes can I expect when it comes to faxing in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)?

Apple continues to try to be as forward-thinking as possible, and to that end its seems to have taken steps to end the process of faxing in its operating system. After all, who still uses fax machines these days?

Well, the truth is, plenty of individuals and organizations are still reliant on faxing to conduct day-to-day business. Some things just can’t be done via email, and so faxing is not yet obsolete. And since more and more people are turning to Internet faxing options, those will probably your best bet when faxing in Lion.

You have plenty of options. Sites like FaxZero allow you to send up to three pages and a cover page, twice a day, for free. If you’re a heavier fax user, you can compare fax services at FaxPrices.com, which will allow you to determine what online fax service will provide you with exactly what you need.

In the meantime, if you’re intent on doing it the “old-fashioned way” in Lion, that may still be a possibility, but it will require a little effort on your part. Apple seems to be making every effort to make sure you forget faxing ever existed within its operating system. Remember the “print and fax” section of “Systems Preferences”? Well, that’s now called

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