Quick Note: Apple Could Release OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" on July 25
July 16, 2012 10:22 AM
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Apple will release OS X Mountain Lion in July for $19.99 at the Mac App Store
Apple's next installment of the OS X operating system, called
Mountain Lion (version 10.8)
, may be released as soon as July 25.
, this exact date of release is based off of the fact that Apple retail stores will be conducting store updates the night of July 24. It speculates that these updates will include installations of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on all store Macs, as well as the addition of promotional information throughout the store.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be Apple's ninth operating system update in the OS X series (unless you count the public beta version "Kodiak," which would make this the 10th release).
Apple has priced
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
at $19.99 and it will be available for download in the Mac App Store.
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7/16/2012 3:52:16 PM
It's not an issue as long as support is dropped for a valid reason - i.e., if newer computers have certain hardware/firmware/driver features that allow for better user experiences. For example, earlier versions of OSX dropped older machines due to not having the proper graphics support to hardware-accelerate the entire OS.
I'd rather not handicap features that could be available on newer machines just because older machines can't take advantage of them.
(That said, it would be better if the OS could still be installed without support for new features, but sometimes that's not possible - in this case, they're getting rid of EFI32 bit support, so it seems like a low-level change that couldn't be worked around. No idea how it'll effect the end user though)
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