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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10.8 already @.@
by djrikki on Thu 16th Feb 2012 21:40 UTC
djrikki
Member since:
2011-09-02

What the hell are Apple doing? 10.7 has been out less than a year and it still sucks ass. Its soo frigging slow compared to Snow Leopard - its too early to think about releasing a 10.8 until the existing major bugs are fixed in 10.7....

They might as well have called 10.7 - Mac OS X Spinning Wheel.

Just take a look at sites like OSNews, AmigaWorld and probably others... "Is your MAC running slow?" adverts everywhere.

I am also concerned about locking us into this App-Store system permanently - "so-long free open source software!"

Edited 2012-02-16 21:43 UTC

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RE: 10.8 already @.@
by ashes_786 on Fri 17th Feb 2012 01:19 in reply to "10.8 already @.@"
ashes_786 Member since:
2011-10-22

Totally agree SL was the best version of OS X the only improvements in Lion are the theme and the new Log in screen. Charging far more than competitors for their computers then selling incremental OS upgrades every year to users doesn't seem right to me.

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RE[2]: 10.8 already @.@
by Kivada on Fri 17th Feb 2012 17:05 in reply to "RE: 10.8 already @.@"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Well when OS X started out I used every release from 10.0 to 10.4 on a 600Mhz iBook G3 and each release was faster on the same old laptop, up till 10.5 which was the first to run slower then the previous version.

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RE: 10.8 already @.@
by MichaelBiddulph on Fri 17th Feb 2012 16:44 in reply to "10.8 already @.@"
MichaelBiddulph Member since:
2005-07-06

...maybe Lion is their 'Vista'?

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