Mountain Lion

Apple has announced the next version of Mac OS X called Mountain Lion which brings more of iOS to OS X. The article I enjoyed most was from John Gruber of Daring Fireball who was invited to a private one-on-one announcement last week.

And then the reveal: Mac OS X — sorry, OS X — is going on an iOS-esque one-major-update-per-year development schedule. This year’s update is scheduled for release in the summer, and is ready now for a developer preview release. Its name is Mountain Lion.

My favorite feature: Deep iCloud integration including an updated Finder and Open/Save dialogs that include all your documents stored in the cloud.

My second favorite feature: The new app called Messages. Send and receive iMessages just like you do on your iOS device. This app is going to be available soon (they said today but there appears to be a problem) for Lion users on the Mac App Store.

I love that I ran across absolutely no rumors on this subject prior to the announcement. How refreshing!

Posted on February 16, 2012, in Macintosh. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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