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#1 Ultimate John

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

Apple has announced its latest version of OS X "Mountain Lion" (version 10.8) to take on Windows 8. The new version will be more like iOS than ever, as Apple integrates various mobile services and moves to yearly OS updates across all its devices.

A preview version of Mountain Lion is now available for download for Mac developers and the final version will launch for consumers sometime this summer.

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There's no more iChat, iCal or Address Book. You'll soon be using Messages, Calendar and Contacts — the same names on all products, with no more of the outdated "i" in front of app names. AirPlay, Game Center, Reminders, Notes and Notification Center are all new to the Mac too, looking much like their iOS counterparts.

Source: Wired

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

What do you mean? This will be 10.8 Mountain Lion.

OT: some nice additions and more integration, some apple users will not be happy bout the further iOS influence.
If it is not to pricey I will go for it for my MBP.

Edited by Borix, 17 February 2012 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

what is talking you?

I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. It is now full of UI inconsistencies, every app looks different from one another.

And god, the notifications center makes me want to tear my eyes out. It is a good addition to the OS, except that when compared to Windows, Windows always had notifications.

I also think apple is adding far too many trackpad gestures. You're going to be doing a heck load of finger-dancing on the trackpad. Good news is that the trackpads on Macs are usually excellent, so okay.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:59 PM


:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

What do you mean? This will be 10.8 Mountain Lion.

OT: some nice additions and more integration, some apple users will not be happy bout the further iOS influence.
If it is not to pricey I will go for it for my MBP.



err, yes?


:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

what is talking you?

I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. It is now full of UI inconsistencies, every app looks different from one another.

And god, the notifications center makes me want to tear my eyes out. It is a good addition to the OS, except that when compared to Windows, Windows always had notifications.

I also think apple is adding far too many trackpad gestures. You're going to be doing a heck load of finger-dancing on the trackpad. Good news is that the trackpads on Macs are usually excellent, so okay.

What part don't you understand?

And when you say: "I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. " - I immediately thought of Windows 8.

The notifications center is nice. I like it in both iPhone and iPad and i think it can be a good part of the OS, you get a timeline with notifications that happened, and you just have to check it and understand what have happened while you were gone or something, in a perfect order. Yes Windows have had notifications, but they're notification bubbles, they disappear after like, what? 3 sec? In Notifications center they will be there until you check it or remove it.

Many trackpad gestures is good, but not when they're redefining them. - Also, you still don't have to use the gesture feature at all, why complain?



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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:56 PM


:D:D:DD: will this really be a free update or will this be called like a new OS? As Leopard was 10.5 and Snow Leopard was 10.6 and Lion is 10.7

what is talking you?

I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. It is now full of UI inconsistencies, every app looks different from one another.

And god, the notifications center makes me want to tear my eyes out. It is a good addition to the OS, except that when compared to Windows, Windows always had notifications.

I also think apple is adding far too many trackpad gestures. You're going to be doing a heck load of finger-dancing on the trackpad. Good news is that the trackpads on Macs are usually excellent, so okay.


Agree but I think it'll change, this is the developer preview....hopefully

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:17 AM

What part don't you understand?

And when you say: "I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. " - I immediately thought of Windows 8.

The notifications center is nice. I like it in both iPhone and iPad and i think it can be a good part of the OS, you get a timeline with notifications that happened, and you just have to check it and understand what have happened while you were gone or something, in a perfect order. Yes Windows have had notifications, but they're notification bubbles, they disappear after like, what? 3 sec? In Notifications center they will be there until you check it or remove it.

Many trackpad gestures is good, but not when they're redefining them. - Also, you still don't have to use the gesture feature at all, why complain?

I think that Notifications center will be great too - but - I hate how it looks. It looks like crap. Seriously.

In fact, the whole UI of OSX is becoming a mess. Use Leopard and you'll know what I mean by the inconsistencies.

Edited by FalseAgent, 18 February 2012 - 07:17 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!


Nope. The icon is similar, but not the same.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:36 AM


What part don't you understand?

And when you say: "I don't know about you guys, but I don't like where OSX seems to be heading. " - I immediately thought of Windows 8.

The notifications center is nice. I like it in both iPhone and iPad and i think it can be a good part of the OS, you get a timeline with notifications that happened, and you just have to check it and understand what have happened while you were gone or something, in a perfect order. Yes Windows have had notifications, but they're notification bubbles, they disappear after like, what? 3 sec? In Notifications center they will be there until you check it or remove it.

Many trackpad gestures is good, but not when they're redefining them. - Also, you still don't have to use the gesture feature at all, why complain?

I think that Notifications center will be great too - but - I hate how it looks. It looks like crap. Seriously.

In fact, the whole UI of OSX is becoming a mess. Use Leopard and you'll know what I mean by the inconsistencies.


I am using Lion and it isn't a mess though, and i don't think Mountain Lion will be any more of a mess either. But Windows 8 Metro and Phone 8 on the other hand.. no clear alignment details or something, just text, no red thread through the contents. When you look at the screen, there is just text.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

Seems like there is no 'notable breakthrough' linked with this major release.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I think Apple is focusing on iOS much more than OSX. :blink:


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:39 AM


Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!


Nope. The icon is similar, but not the same.

Yanike, please, SHUT UP, your endless dumb loyalty to Apple is pissing me off. If you're not blind, you will notice they are 80% same.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:03 AM



Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!


Nope. The icon is similar, but not the same.

Yanike, please, SHUT UP, your endless dumb loyalty to Apple is pissing me off. If you're not blind, you will notice they are 80% same.


I'm writing this from my new iPhone 4. They are not the same. Lol!!!!! Ok I'll stop. Apple did do a good job mimicking the icon's angle and idea. Still the icon is different.

Edited by yanike, 20 February 2012 - 03:59 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:36 PM

Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!

Yanike, please, SHUT UP, your endless dumb loyalty to Apple is pissing me off. If you're not blind, you will notice they are 80% same.


Does it really make a difference if every icon was 99.99% the same? It's the first developer preview deal with it, things are subject to change

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:54 AM

Does it really make a difference if every icon was 99.99% the same? It's the first developer preview deal with it, things are subject to change


Actually the icon is not the same. The angle is but not the look.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:56 AM



Look at Gatekeeper icon. Now look at MSE icon.

Seriously Apple, do you think you have right to stole things and others don't? Very egoistic from your side.

Microsoft, sue the Apple to Oblivion!


Nope. The icon is similar, but not the same.

Yanike, please, SHUT UP, your endless dumb loyalty to Apple is pissing me off. If you're not blind, you will notice they are 80% same.


Do you really think your response was necessary? I think you flew off the handle a little bit there.

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