New 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Build “Enhances Mac App Store To Upgrade To OS X Lion”

In the newly released OS X 10.6.8 build (seeded to developers only for the time being),  it looks like Apple is preparing the Mac App Store to preform wholesale updates to Lion.  If you look at the release details, you get the following:

The new 10.6.8 updare also “Identifies and removes known variants of Mac Defender (a harmful peace of malware designed for Mac users that we told you about the other day)”.You can almost be certain that Apple will also sell packaged Lion upgrades at their retail stores.