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Apple shows off Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2012 12:58 User comments (5)

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.

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5 user comments

116.2.2012 13:35

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

216.2.2012 21:59

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.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Feb 2012 @ 22:09

317.2.2012 4:16

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

417.2.2012 20:49

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

518.2.2012 9:55

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?

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