Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:42 AM EST
Posted by: Staff
Apple today released a developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of their advanced desktop operating system. According to the company, 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 Mac OS X release built with iCloud in mind for easy setup and integration with apps. It 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.
"The Mac is on a roll, growing faster than the PC for 23 straight quarters, and with Mountain Lion things get even better," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The developer preview of Mountain Lion comes just seven months after the incredibly successful release of Lion and sets a rapid pace of development for the world's most advanced personal computer operating system."
The developer preview of Mountain Lion also 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. If you're a Mac OS X Lion user, you can download a beta of Messages starting today.