Apple unveils OS X Mountain Lion borrowing heavily from iPad
0. phoneArena posted on 16 Feb 2012, 08:39
We would usually skip on reporting about Mac OS X, which Apple now refers to mostly as OS X, but this particular news piece is different - it shows some important changes in the way…
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2. Lucas777 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 09:43 3 1
hm im liking the yearly updates… i just hope they make sure everything is backwards compatible… very interesting how apple is relinquishing control over their app store… i hope they do not do the same for ios
21. Lucas777 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 18:51 0 0
never mind. now that i read more about it they dont allow apps to be in their appstore without screening.. they just register you as a known dev…
3. JSern posted on 16 Feb 2012, 09:44 8 3
Nothing new, seriously.
It's just things from the iPad/iPhone/iPod converted to the Macs
4. thelegend6657 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 09:50 1 4
Thats it my next computer would be a mac because mac can run OsX Mountain Lion and windows 8
5. JeffdaBeat posted on 16 Feb 2012, 11:09 5 1
I am ridiculously excited for this. One of the biggest things is just integrating iMessage. Finally, if I start an IM on my computer, it will carry over to my phone or whatever device I'm on. Definitely digging that feature.
I also love the fact that it's probably only going to be $29. It seems like Apple tries to make the software side of things as cheap as possible. They sell massive amounts of it digitally because of it. Sure, the hardware still costs more than most, but I've had my Mac for a few years...the software price point is most appreciated.
10. -box- posted on 16 Feb 2012, 12:27 1 0
I like my free updates via Service Packs, personally
16. Droid_X_Doug posted on 16 Feb 2012, 13:44 1 1
Probably the most compelling reason to get Mountain Lion is for the integration of iMessage. If you use iMessage on iOS, having the ability to integrate your Mac into the iMessage ecosystem makes the $29 upgrade expense a no-brainer.
6. ilia1986 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 11:25 5 2
For all of you who get excited about this: Here's something Apple doesn't want you to know:
So yes - as of the next version of Mac OSX - you CAN'T install applications from just anywhere. Only by trusted sources. By Default.
Before I get jumped - YES - THIS CAN BE DISABLED. As of right now. But doesn't it remind you of one other Apple-owned OS which only allows one to install apps from ONE single place?
I bet that within a year - maybe less - the option to disable this will be silently disabled. And nobody is going to care. Like nobody cared when OSX Lion silently dropped support of Rosetta.
Apple. More and more Control. That's what it means. And don't call me paranoid - you know that what I described above will ultimately happen.
22. Lucas777 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 18:59 0 0
overreaction much… all they are doing is protecting people who dont know exactly what they are doing… if u want to download more than u can… apple isnt stupid-- they wouldnt limit osx… its the same with ios-- u can download apps from the internet if u want, they just normally arent good… so ya apple will control whats on their appstore but they would never limit downloading apps from the internet or anywhere else
rosetta is a six year old piece of software… how long do u expect them to support old tech? i mean they are way, way past supporting powerpc's…
23. ilia1986 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 22:14 1 0
"but they would never limit downloading apps from the internet or anywhere else"
Are you even AWARE that in iOS you can't download apps from anywhere but the app store?
So don't say "Apple wouldn't limit- because THEY HAD. Ever since day 1.
24. E.N. posted on 16 Feb 2012, 22:27 2 0
WHO CARES! You can disable it, just like you said. If you cant find how to disable it, then you're probably one of those people that need to be protected from downloading harmful applications
25. Lucas777 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 22:35 0 0
YOU are not AWARE that u can download apps through mobile safari-- no they are not advanced but they are webapps nonetheless…
apple has never limited OSX… which is what we are talking about…. and they never will--yes mobile but desktop is such an open thing, mobile is not, apple would loose a ton of people since they dont want to have a closed desktop, but a closed mobile is fine
and i agree with EN… if u cant figure out how to turn it off, u dont deserve to be downloading apps off the internet
27. ilia1986 posted on 17 Feb 2012, 06:39 0 0
Are you seriously considering HTML5 apps as actual apps? How can you even compare them to apps from the appstore?!
And it's not about me figuring it out. It's about Apple getting more control over the platform!
You say that they will never limit OSX. Well I say that THIS is the first step towards absolute and total control over the platform - just like iOS. And I have iOS's insane limitation as an argument to support my claim.
In all honesty - I couldn't care less. I don't use a mac and probably never will. It just disturbs me to see Apple taking a step towards totally controlling yet another relatively popular PC platform.
The day my PC won't be able to download an exe file from the web, and run it, because it's "Not digitally signed" or other such bs will definitely be a dark day in PC history.
28. Lucas777 posted on 17 Feb 2012, 18:33 0 0
as i clearly stated, they are not nearly as advanced, but it still refutes the fact that u said there are no apps anywhere else? and what about cydia? even on android, google does its best to keep apps on their store, so i dont see why thats a big issue…
so u r willing to mac all these claims against mac and apple without using one? nice… and that is such an overreaction… apple has added no more control to ios than they started with (they actually lessened their control) so that argument just goes to show that apple will never change osx
and i agree that apple should not have limited powerpc. i do not use it myself, but honestly macs have to keep a quality of standard, and keeping powerpc going just doesnt cut it… if old software is that important, get an old windows… its not like macs are forced onto people… i love my mac more than any other apple product, but many people probably like their windows.. it just depends on what you want
7. Fallout09 posted on 16 Feb 2012, 11:57 3 2
Sounds alot like Windows 8...... Phone/Tablet/PC sharing OS..... Maybe Microsoft should sue.....
8. frydaexiii posted on 16 Feb 2012, 12:11 1 0
Seriously, if Microsoft can integrate Windows 8 across mobile and PC, I'd switch to a Windows Phone...
9. jamrockjones posted on 16 Feb 2012, 12:20 1 3
That's pretty cool. All of those features are already available for Android users, I send messages from my computer via Google Voice all of the time, and then going over to my Android tablet and phone I keep going with my conversation right where I left off. I think the nice thing would be is that all of it is built into the system. Windows and Google should get together, that would be sweet but would never happen.
11. dreammixer (banned) posted on 16 Feb 2012, 12:43 1 0
I use google voice on my iPhone and iPad as well.
12. Whateverman posted on 16 Feb 2012, 13:30 0 0
Mountain Lion is looking really good. With a few hardware upgrades like a touchscreen monitor, maybe a 1 or 2 TB hard drive, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and a BluRay Drive... The new Macs would be killer desktops! (They will be anyway, I just think it would be cool to have some of these extras right out of the box.)
14. Jphones posted on 16 Feb 2012, 13:34 0 1
Ha Apple is just catching up to Google and Microsoft because they know that the 2 are serious competitors especially with Google coming out with hybrid net/notebooks. Don't get me wrong only Apple product I like are Macs due to the security but the computer landscape is changing. If Google can successfully build operating system which rivals Apple's in terms of security that Apple will get a lot more bites taken out of it.
15. dreammixer (banned) posted on 16 Feb 2012, 13:42 1 1
How is Apple catching up to Google when Google doesn't even have a desktop operating system?
17. Jphones posted on 16 Feb 2012, 13:47 1 0
If you actually read what I said genius I said they have to make a operating system first for Desktops that can rival Apple in terms of security. They're already Kickin apples ass in the phone department and Google chrome is far superior than safari is so we all will just wait and see what Google has planned for the future. Makes perfect sense for them to enter the desktop market sometime in the future. An as far as Apple catching up I'm talkin feature wise.
18. Whateverman posted on 16 Feb 2012, 14:19 0 0
From my understanding, Chome is a desktop OS and not just a browser. It's aimed at people who spend most of their time online, so all the apps are online within the browser itself. So it's already there, its just our thinking of what a desktop OS needs to expand a bit.
20. dreammixer (banned) posted on 16 Feb 2012, 17:36 0 0
This article is about Apple's desktop OS so you're mixing stuff in that has nothing to do with it. Apple playing catch up in the mobile field is up to opinion. A lot of people prefer iOS.
WEM I'm not familiar with any commercial products that actually run Chrome OS yet. I think everyone is moving to cloud computing so more and more functions will be in the cloud soon.
19. Evil_SaNz posted on 16 Feb 2012, 16:04 1 0
The day we're going to pay 1000 bucks just for software on a home pc is finally coming, thank you Hood Robin - takes from poor and gives to rich.