We’re a step closer to the general release of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, as the Cupertino company have just seeded the Gold Master version for developers.
Already available as a beta version for devs, this new Gold Master version will more closely resemble the version that will be available for consumers, suggesting a worldwide launch may be just around the corner.
First revealed in February and showcased at last month’s WWDC 2012 conference, it adds plenty of new functionality to MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Pro computers.
Sharing more features with iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system) than ever before, Mountain Lion adds the Messages app for free instant messaging between iOS and OS X devices, as well as the desktop versions of the familiar Notes and Reminders mobile apps, as well as Game Centre integration.
Other new functions include the ability to save pages for offline reading in Safari, deep Facebook and Twitter integration, and new AirPlay functionality allowing for wireless screen mirroring with a HDTV for those with an Apple TV box.
Set to be available as a cheap $20 upgrade for US users from the Mac App Store, expect to pay around the £15 or £20 mark when it lands in the coming weeks.
Via: Apple Insider