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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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OS X 10.8 announced!

Woah, didn't see this coming. 10.8 Mountain Lion will be out in the summer!

Details: http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/16/28...w-photos-video

Highlights: Notification Center, AirPlay mirroring, iMessage, Game Center, Twitter integration, further changes to iCloud including ability to store and access documents directly, Gatekeeper service allowing trusted developers to sign an app and distribute outside of the app store.

One More Thing: OS X Updates yearly from now on!

Update: Official announcement up on Apple's site: http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/

The new beta version of the Mountain Lion messages app is available for download if you have 10.7.3: http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain...messages-beta/

Just for giggles here's a list of articles from around t'interweb that I've found so far:

http://daringfireball.net/2012/02/mountain_lion
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/16/a...depth-preview/
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/02/16/apple...n-of-mac-os-x/
http://www.macworld.com/article/1654...tain_lion.html

This is real folks, it's far enough along to give to the tech sites to do in-depth previews and developer previews go live today. Summer (albeit probably late summer) seems very achievable based on what's out there so far.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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If that article is to be believed, its a pre-developer build. There's no way this will be out by summer when its not even at beta stage.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:43 AM   #4
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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Looks like I'll be sticking with Snow Leopard. Again.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:45 AM   #6
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If that article is to be believed, its a pre-developer build. There's no way this will be out by summer when its not even at beta stage.
Developer build out TODAY, this was a preview of that build to tech sites to allow articles to be put together. No reason for it not to be out in the summer frankly, most of the changes seem to be at the application level rather than the core OS and if Apple can itterate iOS on a yearly cycle why not OS X as well? It'll be late summer I suspect, maybe with a slip to autumn if something nasty is found but I really don't see a practical reason why this can't happen.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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Nothing on Apples Dev Site

So ... probably not. As sated before, there's not even a beta preview or similar.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:47 AM   #8
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I'm going with a big fat FAKE
Ahem: http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:47 AM   #9
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Guys, it's on apple.com...

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:48 AM   #10
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Woah, didn't see this coming. 10.8 Mountain Lion will be out in the summer!
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If that article is to be believed, its a pre-developer build. There's no way this will be out by summer when its not even at beta stage.
I stand corrected, looks like it will be a summer release
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:51 AM   #12
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Very happy to see Notification Center and iMessage coming to OS X. Not that those were too unexpected.

And it looks like iMessage is REPLACING iChat.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain....html#messages

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Messages supports iMessage and instant messaging services such as
AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo! Messenger.
Finally.
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The esteemed Harry McCracken (Time Magazine) is reporting it, so I believe it.

Meanwhile, while the Macrumors staff sleeps, Mountain Lion OSX roars!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:53 AM   #14
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You can actually try Messages out right now — Apple’s offering a free beta for Lion users that’ll expire when Mountain Lion comes out this summer.
Thats from TheVerge.com.

Can't wait to try the beta out...Hopefully we will see it today
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:53 AM   #15
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Very happy to see Notification Center and iMessage coming to OS X. Not that those were too unexpected.

And it looks like iMessage is REPLACING iChat.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain....html#messages



Finally.
And is available... right now! http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain...messages-beta/

Beta only granted but why not? My Macbook Air has some updating to do... after a quick time machine backup of course
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:54 AM   #16
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Well, it looks like our worst fears have been realised. Apple is turning its computer line into iToys.
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Horay! OSX versions of Reminders, Notes and iMessage - this will be very useful! I just hope there is a better way of managing iCloud documents now without having to log onto iCloud.com....
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What in the world? I guess they decided there's too much negative publicity with Lion, and it needs to be re-released under a new name.

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Well having notes on my desktop is something I have wanted for ages not sure about the rest of it.

I'd love the airplay thing if it would let me put whatever is on vlc on the TV (I'd even think about saving of a appleTV in that case....)

not sure it warrants a whole revision though.

looking forward to seeing this in actual use.
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If that article is to be believed, its a pre-developer build. There's no way this will be out by summer when its not even at beta stage.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012...-Features.html

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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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