Now that I have reached over a hundred views, I believe it is time for yet another blog post. So today happens to correspond with Apple announcing what their next operating system will be called and what features it all has. So, without further ado let’s begin!
So first of all, if you are one of my Twitter followers, you will have seen that the new OS is to be called OS X Mountain Lion. Yup. There is now more “Mac” at the beginning of the name. Also, like in my tweet: Mountain Lion? Apple seems to be running out of ideas for large cats. So far, in their naming of OS X Apple has used: Cheetah (10.0), Puma (10.1), Jaguar (10.2), Panther (10.3), Tiger (10.4), Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.7), the current version, Lion (10.7), and now Mountain Lion (10.8). I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that Apple may be running out of ideas. What do you think about OS X House Cat for 10.9? Hmmm…. the internet might like that.
Anyways, enough about the history of names. Let’s move on to the meat, the body of the Lion…. What this upgrade is really about.
So. The big “thing” for Lion was that Apple was bringing iOS full circle. iOS, the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad was originally based on the Mac. It was then taken an made to fit on mobile products and became what it is today. To bring it “full circle” Apple brought a large amount of features out of iOS and implemented them into Mac OS X Lion.
Now that we have that straight, we can go onto Mountain Lion. Looking at what was all announced today, it seems that we are going to be seeing many more iOS features coming our way onto the Mac. Inspired by the latest and greatest iOS 5, we will be getting better Notifications, Reminders and the Game Center. There will also be a better integration of iCloud to help keep all of your Apple devises in sync and just like in iOS 5, there will be Twitter throughout. This version of OS X will also be much safer according to Apple. Lets hope it is and that Apple can keep the lead in the race for the least amount of viruses.
That’s pretty much it, so I leave you with a link if you want to learn even more about what I have talked about here. And to leave you I have a line from a book:
“So long and thanks for all the fish.”
-I’m not a dolphin though.