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OS X Mountain Lion (v. 10.8) announced

Postby Antony » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 2:38 am

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Apple has announced the next operating system to Mac computers - OS X Mountain Lion. OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) brings popular apps and features from iPad to the Mac and accelerates the pace of OS X innovation. Mountain Lion introduces Messages, Notes, Reminders and Game Center to the Mac, as well as Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration and AirPlay Mirroring. Mountain Lion is the first OS X release built with iCloud in mind for easy setup and integration with apps. The developer preview of Mountain Lion also introduces Gatekeeper, a revolutionary security feature that helps keep you safe from malicious software by giving you complete control over what apps are installed on your Mac. The preview release of Mountain Lion is available to Mac Developer Program members starting today. Mac users will be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store in late summer 2012.

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Mountain Lion features the all new Messages app which replaces iChat and allows you to send unlimited messages, high-quality photos and videos directly from your Mac to another Mac or iOS device. Messages will continue to support AIM, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk. Starting today Lion users can download a beta of Messages.

Mountain Lion presents notifications in an elegant new way, and Notification Center provides easy access to alerts from Mail, Calendar, Messages, Reminders, system updates and third party apps. System-wide Share Sheets make it easy to share links, photos and videos directly from Apple and third party apps. Twitter is integrated throughout Mountain Lion so you can sign on once and tweet directly from Safari®, Quick Look, Photo Booth®, Preview and third party apps. Mountain Lion also introduces AirPlay Mirroring, an easy way to wirelessly send a secure 720p video stream of what's on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV.

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For more detail about OS X Mountain Lion, please visit www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion.
OS X Mountain Lion is currently available as Developer Preview, available to Mac Developer Program members.

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The new Messages is available as Beta for all Mac OS X Lion users at this Messages Free Beta download page.
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Re: OS X Mountain Lion (v. 10.8) announced

Postby Antony » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 7:38 am

Cult of Mac provides a 2-minute video showing/talking about 30 exciting new features of OS X Mountain Lion.
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Re: OS X Mountain Lion (v. 10.8) announced

Postby Antony » Fri 17 Feb, 2012 11:04 pm

There are some features that will be disappear from OS X Mountain Lion:
  • iChat
    believed to be replaced by Messages
  • iCal and Address Book
    believed to be replaced by Calendar and Contacts, like the one in iPhone and iPad,
  • Software Update
    new updates will be part of Mac App Store

And, the OS X Mountain Lion requires a bit recent Macs, the minimum Mac requirement (cut-off) are:
  • iMac (mid 2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
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Re: OS X Mountain Lion (v. 10.8) announced

Postby Antony » Thu 12 Jul, 2012 4:34 am

Apple has posted an official list of the list of compatible Macs running OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8).
The list are:
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v. 10.8) will be available though Mac App Store in July for only $19.99 (USD). Mountain Lion requires Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later. (Users do not need to upgrade to OS X Lion first.)
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