How Apple’s Mac OS X 10.8 MOUNTAIN LION Ever Rule the World?
The roar of the Apple's newly launched Mac OS 10.8 or Mountain Lion is proving to be more thunderous as the download figure of the latest version of OS X has crossed a jaw dropping figure of over 3 Million copies in just few days after release. This was the ninth release of the OS X family by Apple after the successful introduction of Lion last year and as witnessed Mac OS 10.8 is now presently the most successful operating system release till date as said by Philip Schiller, the Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. It aims to close the gap between Apple's iOS & Mac OS X.
Mountain OS 10.8 comes with more than 200 features and among them are some of the interesting features that are listed as below:
Some of the Mac models may not be able to run the Mac OS 10.8 and if your machine can run the latest OS, there will be some features that may not be supported.
- Calendar Reminders
- Enhanced iCloud support
- The single sign in feature that includes Twitter and Flickr
- Notification Center that displays incoming mail, Facebook updates
- iChat app for sending messages from your computer to mobile friends
- The awaited Voice Dictation & Facebook Integration features
- The Safari Update, Power Nap and more unique features
- AirPlay Mirroring will display your Mac's screen on you TV wireless using your Apple TV.
- Searching opponents on Game Centre for more gaming fun by keeping the track of scores
Xcode 4.4 compatible with Mountain Lion
Apple also released the updated version of Xcode to make it compatible with OS X Mountain Lion. Xcode4.4 was first available in Beta form to the registered developers and now it's visible on the Mac App Store for free after the release of Mountain Lion. The enhanced version has some unique features like SDK for Mac OS 10.8 and iOS 5.1, Objective-C, enhanced version for Mac Pro Book with Retina Display, ARC migration tool, Assistant editor tracks caller for the current selection, Apple LLVM compiler that supports C++11 features including LAMBDAS, Additional bug fixes & stability improvements.
Upgrading is Simple
The mobile devices of Apple are limited to pre-approved software from the company's App Store. Apple wants to build a protected fence for all its users and apparently it has also rejected some harmless apps for many mysterious reasons and so the latest Mac OS 10.8 adopts the gatekeeper philosophy. It has already resulted in 3.2 percent of Mac web traffic, just two days after launch and is proving to be a huge success due to its simplistic distribution and installation than the software itself. Upgrading to OS X 10.8 is a breeze unlike the long waiting hours of the Windows upgrade nightmare.