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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:16 AM   #76
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Not sure what to be excited about - I look forward to Adobe Lightroom and not a new upgrade of the OS.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:16 AM   #77
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Hmm... I wonder what the hardware support will be like with Mountain Lion...

Will they drop support for the non-multitouch MBPs, for example?
Will they set the baseline at Santa Rosa or newer?
Or will everything supported by Lion be supported by Mountain Lion?

And... will it be a paid upgrade from Lion? Or will it be a free update via the AppStore?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:17 AM   #78
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Mountain Lion..? Is this a joke? OS X is a DESKTOP operating system, iOS is a HANDHELD operating system, iOS>! OS X, they should not be mixed. I really do not like the way computing is going.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:17 AM   #79
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Gruber's take:
So this Gatekeeper thing is the first step towards a walled garden OS X, where only certified devs will be able to distribute their stuff?

On topic .. damn I didn't even manage to upgrade to Lion yet and they are pushing out the next big cat already .. did not see that one coming.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:17 AM   #80
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i always love changes, stuff gets boring after a while but maybe thats just me. i say bring it on ^^
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:17 AM   #81
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Hmmmm, will I be able to have my non-mac app store programs on my Mac if I upgrade to this?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:17 AM   #82
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Microsoft is going to poop themselves... They can barely make a decent version of Windows once every 3 years or so... With Mac OS getting an overhaul once a year, it will make Microsoft dizzy! lol :-)
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:18 AM   #83
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anything new on iTunes i really like to see better controls of apps the way it is now really blows.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:18 AM   #84
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Mountain Lion..? Is this a joke? OS X is a DESKTOP operating system, iOS is a HANDHELD operating system, iOS>! OS X, they should not be mixed. I really do not like the way computing is going.
Then don't upgrade.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:18 AM   #85
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Hopefully there's some under the hood performance improvements as well. These added features are nice but Lion already gobbles down all the resources it can get its paws on.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:19 AM   #86
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Hmm... I wonder what the hardware support will be like with Mountain Lion...

Will they drop support for the non-multitouch MBPs, for example?
Will they set the baseline at Santa Rosa or newer?
Or will everything supported by Lion be supported by Mountain Lion?

And... will it be a paid upgrade from Lion? Or will it be a free update via the AppStore?
My prediction:

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:21 AM   #87
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Mountain Lion permits App Store apps only by default

Sounds like Mountain Lion will, by default, only allow apps to be installed from the App Store:

"Gatekeeper is a revolutionary new security feature... You can choose to install apps from any source, just as you do on a Mac today, or you can use the safer default setting to install apps from the Mac App Store..."

Is Mountain Lion the next step towards requiring all apps to be signed and distributed through the app store in the future? Will we be jail breaking our Macs one day?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:21 AM   #88
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Mountain Lion..? Is this a joke? OS X is a DESKTOP operating system, iOS is a HANDHELD operating system, iOS>! OS X, they should not be mixed. I really do not like the way computing is going.
You've never heard of "best of both worlds"?

Seriously there is nothing wrong with these updates. If you don't like them you don't have to use them but they're good updates.

Unifying the desktop OS with the mobile OS is exactly what Microsoft is trying to do too. People nowadays need this type of integration.

If you don't like notifications, turn them off. If you don't like gatekeeper, turn it off. You can still use your desktop for everything you currently do, nothing is limiting you from that.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:21 AM   #89
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At first I thought that Mountain Lion image was a mockup, but I went to the Apple site, and it's the official one. There's something about it that doesn't look right.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #90
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I really don't like the sound of it. I don't want my desktop to act as a portable device... where Apple is going is a very uncertain territory.

Typical knee-jerk MR comment. How is your desktop acting like a portable device?

Apple are smartly unifying apps and tasks across their desktop and mobile OS. This will sell more Macs to Windows users who own iOS devices.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #91
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Sounds like Mountain Lion will, by default, only allow apps to be installed from the App Store:

"Gatekeeper is a revolutionary new security feature... You can choose to install apps from any source, just as you do on a Mac today, or you can use the safer default setting to install apps from the Mac App Store..."

Is Mountain Lion the first step towards requiring all apps to be signed in the future? Will we be jail breaking our Macs one day?
from Gruber:

"The default for this setting is, I say, exactly right: the one in the middle, disallowing only unsigned apps. This default setting benefits users by increasing practical security, and also benefits developers, preserving the freedom to ship whatever software they want for the Mac, with no approval process."

basically devs can sign apps not in the app store with their dev account. so they can skip the App store and still have "sanctioned" apps
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #92
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What's the target sign? Notifications?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #93
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Sounds like Mountain Lion will, by default, only allow apps to be installed from the App Store:

"Gatekeeper is a revolutionary new security feature... You can choose to install apps from any source, just as you do on a Mac today, or you can use the safer default setting to install apps from the Mac App Store..."

Is Mountain Lion the first step towards requiring all apps to be signed in the future? Will we be jail breaking our Macs one day?
What happens if you need non-mac app store programs?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #94
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iMessage download page is down (on Apple's site... never thought I would see that overloaded) anyone have a mirror?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:22 AM   #95
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Game Center

The video says you can play games with users on iPad iPhone and iPod Touch...

Does that mean you will be able to play iOS games on your mac???

Or are they just Mac Game Center games that have iOS equivalents (which makes more sense)?

I am just hoping for touch screen Macs really...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:23 AM   #96
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Wow! I had to check my iCal to make sure it wasn't April 1st!


Also: Who says Apple is getting worse at keeping secrets!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:23 AM   #97
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There seems to be a problem with the App...
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:23 AM   #98
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Yay! Notes no longer clogging up my email, bring it!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:24 AM   #99
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Been waiting for Airplay Mirroring on the Mac for awhile now. Excited this is finally coming. This feature alone is worth the upgrade. Notification Center will be a nice addition as well.
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What happens if you need non-mac app store programs?
You change the Gatekeeper settings to allow them.
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