Apple shows off Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Apple shows off Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Apple has given developers a preview of their upcoming operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Says Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing: "The Mac is on a roll, growing faster than the PC for 23 straight quarters, and with Mountain Lion things get even better. The developer preview of Mountain Lion comes just seven months after the incredibly successful release of Lion and sets a rapid pace of development for the world's most advanced personal computer operating system."

The new OS will integrate popular iOS apps like Messages, Twitter, Notes, Reminders and the Game Center.

Additionally, Mountain Lion will be compatible with iCloud and have AirPlay mirroring, allowing Apple TV owners to easily stream content to their TVs.

Messages will replace the current iChat and will the new defacto app for sending messages, photos and videos from their computers.

By releasing the new OS soon, Apple hopes to take a bit of thunder away from Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, which will be available on PCs and tablets in the fall.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Feb 2012 12:58
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  • LordRuss

    "Who's that tap, tap, tapping across my bridge?"

    16.2.2012 13:35 #1


    My question is do I have to upgrade to Lion first if i'm still on Snow Leopard?


    Cancel that, checked out Apple's website and yup.. sure do have to have Lion.

    16.2.2012 21:59 #2

  • cart0181

    So how much will this Service Pack 1, I mean... Upgrade be costing the Apple user (who just recently purchased 10.7.2 Lion)?

    17.2.2012 04:16 #3

  • Xian

    Snow Leopard and Lion were both $30, so I am guessing that Mountain Lion will be around the same.

    17.2.2012 20:49 #4

  • xnonsuchx

    And how many ignoramuses will complain about old PowerPC programs still not working on it like they did with Lion, claiming it 'broke' their old software?

    18.2.2012 09:55 #5

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