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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:02

OS X Mountain Lion reaches golden master status
Consumer release coming later this month.


Get your hard drives ready, because Mountain Lion is on the verge of arrival. Apple released the golden master (GM) of Mountain Lion on Monday afternoon through its developer portal, signaling that the company is close to the final release of the next version of OS X.

The GM is limited to registered developers until the final version is unleashed upon the Mac App Store later this month. Apple has not formally announced a release date for Mountain Lion just yet, but did say it would happen sometime this month when it previewed Mountain Lion at WWDC in June. Still, we have a couple of theories about when the release might hit the tubes. Apple has scheduled its third quarter earnings call for Tuesday, July 24th, and the company has a tendency to release products immediately following those calls. Specifically, last year's release of 10.7 Lion came the day after the third quarter earnings call, leading us to believe that Mountain Lion might come down the line on the 25th.

Even if it's not exactly on the 25th, we have heard that Apple is preparing for release within the next couple weeks, so it's somewhat of a relief to see the GM show up at this time. Assuming Apple's developer network doesn't find significant bugs in this release, Apple will be on track to ship the iOS-like OS X update—maybe even alongside some iMac hardware? (Dreamers gonna dream.)


Source: Ars Technica


#2 Vice

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:06

I'm really looking forward to this release.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:12

Already available on my Dev-Account. Redeemed and installing on Mac AppStore

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:46

Nice, going to install it now. ML has been very stable for me from virtually the first developer preview onward, it's going to be great on my RDMBP (when it finally ships.)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:37

Awesome, the final waiting has begun.

Waiting for the 10.9 rumors now! :p

ML will be awesome for sure.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:46

Awesome, the final waiting has begun.

Waiting for the 10.9 rumors now! :p

I really wonder if Apple will continue this yearly smaller release trend. Let's hope so. (Y)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:54

great :D

#8 PyX

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:48

I can’t install it with FileVault installed. I have to remove it and it takes 10 hours to do so.

If I leave it enabled, there’s no way I found to delete my ML DP4 partition, and there’s no way I found to install it from within Lion. It keeps rebooting into Lion. I’ll install it tonight.

#9 Miuku.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:52

You could always create a bootable USB key with the installer on it - that's how I did it myself.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:00

Im betting OS IX will be a merged OS thats used across all the form factors. - iPhones, iPads and Macs. Now add touch screens and gestures and (eventually!) solid voice recognition into the mix and you've probably got a good idea as to where we're going with client computing.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:01

Im betting OS IX will be a merged OS thats used across all the form factors.

Apple officially ceased Mac OS 9 development in 2002.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:06

Apple officially ceased Mac OS 9 development in 2002.

i'm not completely sure but I think he meant OS XI not IX

#13 srbeen

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:07

Im betting OS IX will be a merged OS thats used across all the form factors. - iPhones, iPads and Macs. Now add touch screens and gestures and (eventually!) solid voice recognition into the mix and you've probably got a good idea as to where we're going with client computing.


Are you referring to 10.9, or OS XiOS? (See what I did there? yeah.. ohh yeaa)

We are headed to computing thats like the google glasses. Just it will take 5 years to refine the technology and 'accept' it.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:10

Really odd name... OS XI....I thout they would go with OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, etc....

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:13

Really odd name... OS XI....I thout they would go with OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, etc....

well they have to go to 11.0 eventually