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Apple Unveils Preview Of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Submitted by on February 16, 2012 – 11:45 amNo Comment

Remember the good old days when desktop computing was the dominant experience? No more. Apple has unveiled a preview of the latest update to their desktop operating system, and many of the features are drawn straight from the mobile iOS.

Notable changes include:

  • Messaging: Fare thee well, iChat. Messaging will be replaced completely by iOS’ iMessage. Desktop users will be able to send text messages directly to mobile devices– in fact, users will be able to carry on conversations over any Mac devices. Don’t worry, the program will still support AIM and GChat.
  • Notes and Reminders: Two features imported directly from iOS to help you keep track of your busy schedule. Actually, each is pumped up quite a bit compared to it’s mobile version; Notes will support photos and multiple fonts.
  • Notifications: a relatively new and big change to user interface, Notifications will now occupy the upper right hand corner of the screen. Users have been able to download the notification program Growl which is supported by many apps, but the new program will be built in.

Other features that will now be an inherent part of OS X are Twitter, Game Center, and iCloud.

What do you think? What are you looking forward to in OS X?

[via Endgadget]

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