Apple Unveils Preview Version of OS X Mountain Lion

Every time a new operation system is released, a wide range of devices will be left behind. The Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion is no exception. This is an inherent side effect of progress. Everything in IT industry will be out of time soon.

When Apple released Mac OS X Lion last July, it brought Mac operation system ever closer to experience folks has gotten accustomed to on the iPad and iPhone. Now, just seven months later, Apple unveiled an early preview version of OS X Mountain Lion for developers on Feb, 16th.

The release of OS X Mountain Lion even goes further than in bringing features to iPad and iPhone. The Macs won’t be able to run Mountain Lion when it is released to customers this summer. Apple plan to commit to a roughly 12 month release cycle for new version of OS X.

It is a heady time for Apple’s traditional computers. The Mac has outpaced PC industry growth for 23 straight quarters. And during the last quarter of 2011, Mac sales grew 26% year over year compared to the overall PC industry, which was flat.

The developer preview version of Mountain Lion is just a pre-consumer version of a still-in-development operation system released to programmers so they can get their apps working on the software before it goes public.

What will get Mountain Lion? There is a list from The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
– iMac (mid 2007 or later)
– MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
– MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
– MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
– Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
– Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
– Xserve (Early 2009)

For Mac owners, is your desktop or laptop compatible with Mountain Lion? Are you planning on moving over to Mountain Lion as soon as it’s released, or are you using an older version of Mac OS X and not yet even on Lion?

For those whose Macs won’t be getting Mountain Lion, are you thinking of getting a new computer so you can update with Apple’s latest OS, or are you feeling fine being a bit behind the times?