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#1 Damian

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 13:45

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OS X Mountain Lion brings a lot of great things from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the Mac.

You can send iMessages. Get your Mac in on Game Center. Receive notifications. And more.

And with iCloud, now your Mac works even better with your iOS devices.




What's New

Send iMessages to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or another Mac.

Get notifications. Go head-to-head against iOS gamers.



How to Upgrade

Learn how to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store



Up-to-Date Program

Have a new Mac? You may qualify for a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion



Tech Specs

General Requirements

OS X v10.6.8 or later

2GB of memory

8GB of available space

Some features require an Apple ID


Supported Models

iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)

MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)

MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)

MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)

Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)

Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

Xserve (Early 2009)




#2 The Protagonist

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 13:51

oh god yes!!!

#3 OP Damian

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 13:56

OS X Mountain Lion previews:
- The Verge preview
- Engadget preview

You can download Messages Beta here: http://www.apple.com.../messages-beta/

#4 Shaun N.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 13:56

Was about to post this :D

#5 +Frank B.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 13:58

This announcement comes out of the left field. :blink:

#6 John.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:04

This announcement comes out of the left field. :blink:


Indeed it does! It's clear that the Verge announcement was under a hell of an NDA for this one. Looks to be a very good upgrade to OS X. Looking forward to getting home and getting the preview!

#7 Shaun N.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:08

Safari has a unified address/search bar like Chrome!!! Damn, That's me switching back.

#8 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:10

Ah come on :/ I stay home from work to get working on a new game and Apple does this? Now I have to resist downloading and installing it :(

Edit: AH! the dev center is down...... hopefully I can get back in "working" mode and just keep working (not likely)

#9 FMH

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:14

So far from what I have seen, I don't think this would cause Windows team to lose any sleep.

Its just an an upgrade, despite what many analysts are calling it, such as those at Bloomberg. Calling it 'Apple's answer to Windows 8'.
It certainly is not.

#10 ExchangeAdm

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:14

So that's there new features? It does not inspire me to upgrade from Lion, is just Lion with messaging services. I already have an iPhone 4s, I don't need more messaging apps.

#11 Shaun N.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:15

So that's there new features? It does not inspire me to upgrade from Lion, is just Lion with messaging services. I already have an iPhone 4s, I don't need more messaging apps.


It could be a free upgrade? or just the $19 upgrade

#12 The Protagonist

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:19

It could be a free upgrade? or just the $19 upgrade


apple have said that it wont be free, probably be the same price as lion.

#13 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:20

apple have said that it wont be free, probably be the same price as lion.

That's what makes sense

#14 ybrett23

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:32

immesage for mac, its a good starter for me :)

#15 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:35

immesage for mac, its a good starter for me :)

I just downloaded the beta....might keep me from updating to ML for a few days... I hope...I need to get work done lol