Last week Apple announced that the latest update to their operating system will be called Mountain Lion, and it will be out this summer.
Advance copies of the software were given to some reviewers–here’s what the top IT writers had to say.
New York Times:
Apple’s Mountain Lion Makes the Mac More Like the iPad by David Pogue
” Mountain Lion brings even more of the iPhone/iPad features to the Mac.”
“Over all, Mountain Lion shows that Apple is continuing to unify its ecosystem — to bring the same apps, interfaces and data to all Apple gadgets. It’s a calculated, evilly smart way to make staying within the Apple family even more desirable, comfortable and useful. All your data is waiting for you in identical format and placement on every Apple gadget. All of its operating systems are starting to look more alike, and all of your data is becoming more synced and more accessible.”
Hands on with Apple’s new OS X: Mountain Lion by Jason Snell
“OS X releases seem to be accelerating, perhaps so that the annual release cycles of iOS and Mac OS X can feed off one another…. Apple is dead serious about making Mac OS X and iOS as synced up as they possibly can be, both in terms of interface and—thanks to iCloud—data.”
Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion pushes iOS integration further by Andy Ihnatko
“It brings more of the iOS experience to the Mac. Just as strongly, it emphasizes just how important Apple’s new iCloud service is to . . . well, pretty much everything they’re doing.”
“So I worry about the danger — real or imagined — of the Mac getting dumbed down by iOS philosophies. Will it continue to be a real computer that can do damned-near anything? Or will Mac OS 11 aggressively transition the Mac towards a boutique operating system that only does what most users need it to do?”
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Stalks iOS by Rich Mogull
“…The real story is the growing role of iCloud. iCloud is the glue holding the Apple ecosystem together.”