In a bit of a double-whammy of operating system news today, word comes that Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has gone gold. Apple released the Golden Master (GM) to developers earlier today, and if all goes to plan this is the same version that will be released to retail later this month. The build is 12A269, which is unsurprisingly is only slightly higher than Developer Preview 4, as Apple has quickly wrapped up their work.

For retail users, as per Apple’s earlier announcement the retail release of 10.8 is still expected this month. It will retail for $20.

Source: MacRumors

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  • KPOM - Monday, July 9, 2012 - link

    It's good to see this coming along. Mountain Lion brings back a lot of items from Snow Leopard (eg a Save As-like function and Expose-like functionality) along with new features and better performance. If Lion was like Vista (and it was nowhere near as bad) then Mountain Lion is like Win 7.
  • marioyohanes - Monday, July 9, 2012 - link

    Can't wait for final release of Mountain Lion. I was wondered if anyone here have tried Power Nap feature will work with Macs that doesn't have built-in flash storage by default?
    Too bad I'll be skipping Retina Display MBP this year and wait for Haswell, so I can't really use AirPlay mirroring on my 2010 MBP.
  • crazzyeddie - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Power Nap is probably leveraging Intel's Smart Connect Technology, which I can't find specific requirements for. However, the reason for only supporting SSD-based Macs is because of the risk of waking up a spinning platter HDD while the computer is being jostled around in a bag, etc...
  • tiro_uspsss - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    to install it on my hackintosh.. for free.. love not giving one cent to crapple
  • André - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Which begs the question, why are you using their products then?

    Sounds counter-intuitive.
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    He's entitled to steal their stuff and then complain about the company, apparently.
  • web2dot0 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Makes no logical sense. If you hate apple so much, why bother installing the software?
    Apparently, you don't hate that much ;-D

    Didn't we say that about Microsoft not too long ago?

    So, you don't pay for Windows or OSX. Why bother paying for games too?

    I love how you like to pay only for things you like to pay.

    Why bother paying for food? Those groceries stores and gas stations steal you hard earned money. While you are at it, why bother pay taxes? Why would you want to give it to the disenfranchised or the poor? Socialism ....
  • mugiebahar - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    I agree, you know what I'm tired of people thinking its ok to steal things. I agree I did it way back when and I agree I was wrong. And that is in a time software was way too expensive for the average person, yet I know it was wrong and erased or repurchased my music (mind you though I only bought back about a 1000 songs but being honest you can't say you listen to 20000+ songs really. You may know them but you never really listen to them on average). Do I think corporations make lots of money off of us? Yes but that's the thing about business, "most" are in business to make money. I do think we as a society allow crooks to run businesses way to easly but doesn't mean we should do the same. If we spent less time downloading movies that are crap and music that we never listen to, and spent that time helping others, reading or doing home work or even better with our family be it mom or dad or our kids, the world would be so much better.
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    For me it depends on the person. If you're a young kid, college student, etc and you have no money, I probably won't think much of it, but if you have a paying job with money and you just don't want to spend it, that's something different.
  • Alurian - Friday, July 13, 2012 - link

    ...Actually it's just crime.

    And relating theft to not aiding the needy at the end is a bit of a stretch

    Though I do have to agree on not installing software from manufacturers you hate :) Back to Linux for me!

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