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Apple's Mountain Lion Golden Master Seeded to Devs

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The cat's almost out of the bag.

Announced back in February, Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is scheduled for release this month. Today, the OS hit a milestone, with Macrumors reporting that Apple today seeded the Golden Master (GM) version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers. The "Golden Master" label on this build, otherwise known as 12A269, means it's the final version that will be shipped to the public save for any last-minute issues that need to be ironed out.

 

Apple first talked about Mountain Lion way back in February, detailing several features of the operating system. The company took the OS out for another viewing at WWDC in early June and expanded upon some of the details it had already provided. Cupertino has promised 200 new features. These include the Messages app; Notification Center; and System-wide Sharing, which will allow you to share photos, videos and other files over third-party services at the click of a button without switching apps. Apple is also throwing in support for dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. This is along with Power Nap, a new feature that keeps your computer up to date while sleeping with auto-refreshes of Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Documents in the cloud. Another feature called GateKeeper beefs up security by allowing you to alter your settings to only accept software downloads from the Mac App Store or from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

OSX Mountain Lion is due out this month and will sell for $19.99 in the United States, or €15.99 in Europe. If you're in the UK or Australia, you can expect to pay £13.99 or $20.99, respectively.

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    jupiter optimus maximus , July 11, 2012 12:19 AM
    Golden Master? Hmm... Sounds like a job for 007 to find out...
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    A Bad Day , July 11, 2012 12:19 AM
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    save for any last-minute issues that need to be ironed out.


    So, will there be better security?
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    danwat1234 , July 11, 2012 12:34 AM
    Seeded to developers? It's on bittorrent?
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    bawss , July 11, 2012 12:40 AM
    jupiter optimus maximusGolden Master? Hmm... Sounds like a job for 007 to find out...

    Isn't it Golden Eye?
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    rocknrollz , July 11, 2012 1:04 AM
    A Bad DaySo, will there be better security?


    I bet. Even though Apple has been quiet about their security holes lately, they probably have made it more secure without telling everyone, admitting they were wrong and could get viruses as easy as any other OS.
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    K2N hater , July 11, 2012 1:24 AM
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    GateKeeper beefs up security by allowing you to alter your settings to only accept software downloads from the Mac App Store or from the Mac App Store and identified developers

    This is very effective to dummies as they tend to install viruses on their own but I see many people would like to install software from developers not supported by Apple. Wonder if that "capability" to install other software will be removed eventually.
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    AidanJC , July 11, 2012 1:44 AM
    danwat1234Seeded to developers? It's on bittorrent?

    Well clearly someone broke their agreement.
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    mortsmi7 , July 11, 2012 3:37 AM
    Mountain Lion Golden Master - kungfu popped into my head for some reason
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    memadmax , July 11, 2012 3:56 AM
    No apple... not gonna buy your "magical" mega OS thats just a web browsing utility in disguise....
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    DjEaZy , July 11, 2012 5:07 AM
    ... Mountain Lion the windows 8 killer...
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    chewy1963 , July 11, 2012 6:20 AM
    DjEaZy... Mountain Lion the windows 8 killer...


    Hell, MS-DOS is a windows 8 killer from the rep it has thus far projected. /exaggeration
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    amigafan , July 11, 2012 6:30 AM
    I'm jealous, look at that UI looking beautiful and productive in their new/updated OS. And what do we get in Windows 8? Friggin Metro UI that not only looks like crap but also hinders productivity.

    This is what M$ should be doing too: old school way but highly polished. Windows 7 was halfway there.
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    bestlink101 , July 11, 2012 6:31 AM
    and people say torrents are bad
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    Anonymous , July 11, 2012 11:40 AM
    I have several Macs and stopped updating at Snow Leopard (two releases ago). This "new" OS doesn't really add anything. Granted, it's a $20 upgrade, but both products in the "Lion" family have been really disappointing.

    Apple: Turning OS updates into "DLC".
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    rebel1280 , July 11, 2012 2:22 PM
    hmmm.......hackintosh?
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    eddieroolz , July 11, 2012 3:27 PM
    And I repeat; Mountain Lion is just a Cougar. Remember that OS X version?
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    WyomingKnott , July 11, 2012 8:42 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusGolden Master? Hmm... Sounds like a job for 007 to find out...

    My name is Jobs. Steve Jobs.

    Well, "was."
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    tanjo , July 12, 2012 1:45 AM
    Power Nap? Sound like Asus' AI Nap.
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    _Cubase_ , July 13, 2012 3:15 AM
    Golden Master.... sounds "magical". So what's their name for "beta" then? The "jizz-pending edition"?
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    DjEaZy , July 13, 2012 8:36 AM
    chewy1963Hell, MS-DOS is a windows 8 killer from the rep it has thus far projected. /exaggeration

    ... amen...
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