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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Mountain Lion Coming in July Reply with quote

Mountain Lion Coming in July
Monday, June 11, 2012
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Apple today announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of its advanced desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 innovative features including the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across all your devices.

"The pace of innovation on the Mac is amazing, OS X Mountain Lion comes just a year after the incredibly successful launch of Lion," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With iCloud built right in and the new Notification Center, Messages, Dictation, Facebook integration and more, this is the best OS X yet."

Using your iCloud account, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to set up your Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes. The new Reminders and Notes apps help you remember important tasks and jot down your thoughts quickly, while iCloud automatically keeps everything up to date. Documents in the Cloud works with iCloud-enabled apps including Apple's iWork suite so you can always access and edit your documents on any device.

The new Messages app replaces iChat and brings iMessage to the Mac, so you can send messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac. You can include attachments, high quality photos and HD video, and your iMessages appear on all your devices so you can pick up a conversation right where you left off. iMessage includes group messaging, delivery and read receipts, typing indicators and secure end-to-end encryption. The Messages app also supports traditional instant messaging services, including AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Jabber.

Mountain Lion streamlines the presentation of notifications, and with Notification Center you can see all your notifications from OS X and third party apps in one convenient place. You can customize which apps send you notifications, the type of notification you receive, and how many items are shown in Notification Center. When you want to focus on your work or watch a movie, you can choose to temporarily suspend all notifications.

New system-wide Sharing is built into Mountain Lion, making it easier than ever to share links, photos, videos and other files. Clicking the Share button allows you to share quickly without having to switch to another app, and you just need to sign in once to use third-party services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Vimeo. Facebook and Twitter are integrated with Notification Center so you can receive notifications when someone sends you a message or mentions you in a post or Tweet.

With built-in support for Facebook, you can post photos, links and comments with locations right from your apps. Once you’ve signed in, your Facebook friends automatically appear in Contacts with their profile photos. Your Facebook notifications work with Notification Center in Mountain Lion, and you can even update your Facebook status from within Notification Center.

Dictation is built into Mountain Lion and allows you to dictate text anywhere you can type, whether you’re using an app from Apple or a third party developer. Mountain Lion also introduces Power Nap, an innovative new feature that keeps your MacBook Pro with Retina™ display and MacBook Air (second and third generation) up to date while it sleeps. Power Nap automatically refreshes Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Photo Stream, Find My Mac and Documents in the Cloud, and when plugged in, downloads software updates and backs up your Mac using Time Machine.

The revolutionary new Gatekeeper feature makes downloading software from the Internet safer by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac. You can choose to install apps from anywhere, just as you do today, or for maximum security you can set Gatekeeper to allow only apps from the Mac App Store. The default setting allows you to install apps from the Mac App Store and apps from developers that have a unique Developer ID from Apple. In addition to checking daily for security updates, Mountain Lion includes app sandboxing to keep misbehaving apps from compromising your system, and kernel ASLR for improved protection against buffer overflow attacks.

Mountain Lion will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! And at a lower price than Lion!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! I'm digging the notification center big time. I also like the sounds of how Power Nap keeps you updated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: upgrade from SL? Reply with quote

The extra news from BUSINESS WIRE:

"Pricing & Availability

OS X Mountain Lion will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (US). Mountain Lion requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8 or later), 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space... "

Look like we can upgrade directly from SL to ML. Not so? Please clarify. I am tempted to move away from SL (though SL been good to me, yet fear left w/o further support) to the (hopefully) better ML.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: upgrade from SL? Reply with quote

fiat wrote:

Look like we can upgrade directly from SL to ML. Not so? Please clarify. I am tempted to move away from SL (though SL been good to me, yet fear left w/o further support) to the (hopefully) better ML.

That's what they said in the keynote. So you should be good to go when you're ready to upgrade.

I'm most excited about Safari, Dictation and the Notification Center. Great news on pricing as well! I certainly don't know how you could complain for $20?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Actually i will buy it when i see it currently safari in mountain lion still loses web pages and just gives white screens of nothing not death doesn't freeze just randomly loses the page.

So i will buy july when i see it

the icloud functions have been awesome though except in preview where it keeps bringing up the would you like to search icloud for documents every single freaking time
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Curt. I hope other than adding new interesting features they should have removed/fixed/modified those not so perfect or better and thus annoying from Lion. Although voice dictation sounds interesting, I wonder why they wouldn't put Siri in ML? (not use iphone/ipad right now)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is my Mac Mini not upgradable with Mountain lion?

I got mid 2007 Mac Mini 1.83 GHZ, 4 GIG RAm, Intel Core 2 Dueo, GMA 950 64 MB.

I'm currently running Lion 10.74 without problem. I will be very sad if my machine is not good enough for ML but good enough for lion. I hardly think any of the improvements require extensive graphics or processing power.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fiat wrote:
Although voice dictation sounds interesting, I wonder why they wouldn't put Siri in ML? (not use iphone/ipad right now)

I didn't expect to see Siri this time around. I just hope it ends up in the next cat. It seems like the next logical step with the basic merging of iOS and OS X.

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Is my Mac Mini not upgradable with Mountain lion?

I don't believe so. Sad

I think you need to have a GPU beyond the GMA 950 and the ability to boot into the 64-bit kernel. That means you need to have at least a 2009 or later Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safari looks much improved in Mountain Lion. From the unified search bar to the new tab view. Heck, I might actually start using it again. I switched to Chrome a while back and haven't looked back. Now, I'm starting to look back.
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