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02-16-2012, 12:48 PM #1
OS X Mountain Lion Officially Drops 'Mac' From its Name
Is this the beginning of the end for Mac OS X?
We have called the famous operating system by Apple, "Mac" for eons. The mouthful that we have called Mac OS X for so long is now officially deemed OS X in the new release of OS X Mountain Lion that developers have been able to get their hands on today by Apple. The screenshot above displays the 'About this Mac' area of both Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. These are the official names and it is not some sort of fluke.
MacRumors cites Apple in that Apple prefers to call Mac OS X Mountain Lion, "OS X Mountain Lion". The change in the name makes us wonder what is to become of Mac OS. Tim Cook has been cited saying that the company is unsure whether they want to combine iOS and Mac OS just yet, however they are contemplating it. Tim Cook also stated that he understands Mac OS to be very important and that it is a precarious move that the company needs to think about very prudently.
We are also aware that OS X Mountain Lion aims to bring many of iOS 5’s features to Mac OS. These features include iMessage, Game Center, Reminders, Notes, AirPlay, Notification Center, and much more that have been exclusive to iOS. In that we believe that Apple is trying to make the two operating systems perform in unison of each other, which is becoming more prevalent with each forthcoming Mac OS update.
It may be interesting to wait and watch to see what Apple chooses to do with their Mac lineup. It's a guarantee that iOS could never be as powerful as Mac OS because iOS has a closed file system. We are crossing our fingers and anticipating that the Mac stays around as a personal computer and does not become a mobile device like the iPad. As wise Apple Store representative once told me, "The iPad is a mobile device. If you are looking for a computer, you won’t like it."
02-16-2012, 01:14 PM #2
Like "mountain lion" isn't a bigger mouthful lol.
02-16-2012, 01:16 PM #3
how much will it cost for this? any free upgrade for lion user?
02-16-2012, 01:18 PM #4Is this the beginning of the end for Mac OS X?
And who's the "we" that "are crossing their fingers and anticipating that the Mac stays around as a personal computer and does not become a mobile device like the iPad"? Because if it's more than one person that writes for this website I'm deleting the website from my bookmarks. I've about had it.
02-16-2012, 01:20 PM #5
Is this seriously front-page worthy news?
**Mod edit: please keep derogatory comments off public threads**
Last edited by i.Annie; 02-16-2012 at 05:51 PM.
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02-16-2012, 02:21 PM #8
imagine if ipad3 would run osx
02-16-2012, 02:32 PM #9
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02-16-2012, 03:50 PM #11
"It may be interesting to wait and watch to see what Apple chooses to do with their Mac lineup ...... We are crossing our fingers and anticipating that the Mac stays around as a personal computer and does not become a mobile device like the iPad."
What the hell? How does this in any way suggest Apple is ditching their desktops? The very fact that Mountain Lion brings more synchronisation features with iCloud shows that the desktop is still going to be a part of computing, otherwise why bother unifying all the data like that?
If anything, the dropping of "Mac" is to bring it to a more similar name to iOS.
02-16-2012, 03:53 PM #12
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02-16-2012, 04:13 PM #14
Mobile platforms are different to traditional "PC" platforms. These differences aren't exactly negative; the only real issue I can think of is maintaining synchronised data; again where iCloud will be extremely useful.
02-16-2012, 04:34 PM #15
02-16-2012, 05:40 PM #16
At this rate apple will become zoo!
02-17-2012, 02:07 AM #17
Aww man I liked the "Mac", Macintosh sounds soo cool
02-22-2012, 02:14 PM #18
True, but I don't think it's in Apple's best interest to make it easier to run their OS on other machines. I mean I don't know about you but I just can't see myself iOSing on an $800 Dell laptop. I'd much rather spend $3000 on a MacBook
I'm pretty sure you can decipher what I'm really saying, lol.