Mountain Lion

Apple's latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5. There's one big omission, however: Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the migration from mobile to desktop.

Now, technically, Siri isn't a part of iOS 5. It's marketed as the most game-changing feature of the iPhone 4S (which runs iOS 5), and Apple has remained mum on whether Siri will ever be ported to other devices - this to the pique of independent developers who've hacked the feature to run on everything

Apple today unveiled Mountain Lion, the coming update to OS X v10.7 (Lion). The marketing-speak includes terms such as “further ahead” and “The Features you know. Like you’ve never seen.” So, users can mainly expect refinements to the current version of Lion, much as Snow Leopard was an enhanced (and quite successful) update to Mac OS X v10.6 (Leopard).

Apple Thursday revealed the next generation of Mac OS X, to be known as "Mountain Lion," and released it to developers. The software will take on Microsoft's Windows 8 when it arrives later this year.

Although they are doing it in different ways, Apple and Microsoft are aiming for a similar goal with their next desktop operating systems: To make the computer more like the phone.

Apple on Thursday announced its plans for Mountain Lion , Mac OS X 10.8. Due this summer, it brings over a number of popular iOS features, including notifications, reminders, Twitter integration and iMessage, plus synchronization with iCloud.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is adding the tile-centric Metro interface from Windows Phone 7, an app store, improved mobile broadband support

Apple unceremoniously revealed Mac OS X Mountain Lion this morning. It’s not minor update either. This newest version of the operating system adds support for Twitter, AirPlay Mirroring to a HDTV through Apple TV, iMessage, Game Center and more.

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