Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

The "average user" couldn't install and setup a MacOS X or Windows machine from scratch either. If the OS isn't preinstalled and preconfigured, they're screwed, regardless of what OS it is.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What are you smoking?

MacOSX install from Disc (Leopard was the last time I done it), is the damn easiest OS install.

Windows 7 is harder, but not that difficult. I can talk people through it over the phone.

If you are doing an upgrade install ... you just put the disk in go through the installer, reboot and you have Windows 7.

If you don't have network after install then you will have problems ... otherwise Windows update finds all the drivers for you.

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krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Mac OS X comes installed on the computer. The user doesn't need to install it!

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