Developer preview OS X Mountain Lion

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  1. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Apple announced and released OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion) to developers today.

    It is less of a total OS upgrade and more like refining and adding more(in my opinion needed) features to the operating system.

    It again(similar to what OS X 10.7 Lion did), takes ideas from the iPad and iOS as a whole, expands upon them and brings them to the Mac.

    You can grab it, and find out more about it from here http://www.apple.com.../mountain-lion/

    If you ask me, I'm pretty excited for it and will most likely download the developer preview over the weekend.

    I'm actually really interested in the new security stuff. Gatekeeper seems(from first glance) really cool.
     
  2. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    Most of the features don't look appealing to me IMO. And Gatekeeper look like a way to prevent downloads of Mac apps that aren't Apple-approved or aren't on the Mac App Store, which I kinda don't like since there's quite a few apps I use that likely don't fit into either categories. The notification center thing might be useful, depending on the extent of the dev support for it.
     
  3. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Gatekeeper has an option to let you install anything. As strict, or lenient as you like it to be.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    So...

    It's a Skin for the OS, isn't it?
     
  5. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    When did you open that teasing tag? Has every post you made until now been a total joke!?
     
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  6. Foxi4

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    *clap* Well played. :P
     
  7. YayMii

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    Wouldn't that kill the purpose of Gatekeeper?
     
  8. iFish
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    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    No. Apple would singly handeledly kill their OS if they didn't allow programs to be installed like normal.
     
  9. chris888222

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    Personally, I much prefer iOS.
     
  10. kthnxshwn

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    GateKeeper is basically your security and privacy tab put in a new preference pane.
     
  11. Qtis

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    So basically Apple has been releasing a new service pack and a few new features with it every few years. Not that I mind, Leopard being the last bigger update and costing a bit, the newer updates have been a bit vague, but the price tag is better than the $100-150 possible. Now if they'd make it possible to upgrade to the latest version without buying the versions in between (for example, you can't upgrade from Leopard to Lion without buying Snow Leopard in the middle). Just saying it should be made possible to make a major upgrade without buying the stuff released before the latest ones.. Kinda like having to upgrade XP -> Vista -> 7 instead of XP -> 7. Just saying..
     
  12. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Not to derail the thread, but FUCKING CALLED IT.


    Also I am DL'ing ML as we speak. :mellow:

    @[member='Qtis'] You can, but you'd have to wipe your HD. :P
     
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  13. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Yeah well I wouldn't mind having to update to via Lion to Mountain Lion, but why should I pay for something that could be considered as an update platform in this case.. ie. Paying for something just to update = if you didn't update before, you'll have to update now :I
     
  14. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Only if you want to keep everything on the HD. I just went from SL to ML by wiping the drive and installing. Its like trying to go from XP to 7. You can't upgrade, you have to wipe your HD first if you want to upgrade otherwise you'll have to buy Vista to keep your files.
     
  15. Foxi4

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    I just started wondering what Apple will do when they run out of felines for their OS builds...
    Same goes for Google's Android and desserts... Some of them are already make-believe, I mean, Ice Cream Sandwich? Really? :unsure:
     
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  17. Foxi4

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    Thanks, I know how an Ice Cream Sandwich looks like. I just found it a bizzare name for a product considering their previous choices. :P
     
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  18. dorayaki95

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    wow, the mount lion os has an all-new features for chinese users from China :O
     
  19. Thesolcity

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    Dev preview 1 has an issue syncing Google contacts. It doesn't add them to the contacts app.


     
  20. Foxi4

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    They're *sweet* last time I checked and considered as confectioneries, so I suppose they fit well as a dessert and properly follow the pastry trend, like Gingerbread and whatever other pastries they used. Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb? Not so much.