First Look: OS X Mountain Lion
Apple on Thursday unveiled OS X Mountain Lion, the next generation desktop operating system. I’ve been using Mountain Lion for about a week now and it’s packed with new features that existing Mac users and iOS users will enjoy.
Mountain Lion will be released this summer. Pricing isn’t currently available, but it should come as no surprise that Mountain Lion will only be available via the Mac App Store when it’s released.
If there was a theme in Mountain Lion, I’d have to say it’s familiarity. Apple brought many new features into the new operating system from iOS, so millions of users will recognize the names of the apps and features.
However, Apple didn’t just take a mobile feature and throw it on Mac. Rather, they adapted the features from iOS to make them work in Mountain Lion.
In other words, the new features work as well on the desktop as they work on an iPhone or iPad.
Let’s go over a few of the big changes in OS X Mountain Lion.
Jim Dalrymple posts an in-depth look at the Developer Preview of the next version of OS X, scheduled to be released this summer. As expected, the new OS promises more iOS integration and familiarity. Read on for the specifics. I’m particularly excited about the inclusion of AirPlay.