Recently, Apple has released the GM (Gold Master) version of this OS X operating system to developers. What makes the Gold Master edition so praised over the other beta builds is that the version of the upcoming operating system intends to be the final version before releasing to the public as operating system upgrades, pending some last-minute fix-ups and updates.
Apple first showed off Mountain Lion in February in a demo. When Apple demoed the upcoming version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, they demonstrated many services similar to iOS which includes a Notification Center, Game Venter, Notes, and Reminder. At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2012 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, they announced more features which include Dictation, iCloud, and Power Nap.
Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gold Master Edition, build 12A264 (the previous build was build 12A526), comes in a 4.34GB Mac App Store download. It is expected to hit the retail Mac App Store later this month. It will cost $19.95 for the update. Apple has noted developers to also start developing apps/programs for Mountain Lion right now. You can take a peak in the things Apple had changed and fixed in their 10.7.5 change log.
Mac OS X 10.7.5 change log THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE OS X Lion 10.7.5 build 11G22 Seed Note OS X Lion Update 10.7.5 is an update to OS X Lion 10.7. Installation Instructions The OS X Lion 10.7.5 Update (Combo) updates - OS X Lion 10.7, 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3 or 10.7.4 GM. The OS X Lion 10.7.5 Update (Delta) updates - OS X Lion 10.7.4 GM. Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary. Known Issues - None Focus Areas - Graphics performance and quality - Image & Media importing, editing or viewing - Networking reliability & performance Bug Reporting This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at . Please make sure to include “10.7.5 (11G22)” in the bug title and description. 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About Xcode 4.4 GM Seed Supported Configurations Xcode 4.4 GM seed requires OS X 10.8 GM seed or OS X 10.7.4. It does not run on earlier versions of OS X. Xcode supports development for iOS 5.1, OS X 10.8, and OS X 10.7. Installation This preview release of Xcode 4.4 is distributed as a single application bundle, Xcode44-DP7.app. To install Xcode during the preview period, open the downloaded DMG file and drag Xcode44-DP7.app to your Applications folder. Within Xcode, you can launch additional developer tools, such as Instruments and FileMerge, via the menu item Xcode > Open Developer Tool. You can then keep the tool in your Dock for access when Xcode is not running. 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