Sure they tasted different, but it was still soup. Although it's often said to be the one thinking different, Apple actually has the more conservative take on computing. It's a different world now, though, with mobile devices playing a greater and greater role in our lives. Consequently, the two heavyweights in personal computing are diverging once again — Mountain Lion and Windows 8 are really quite different in their approaches to address the needs of today's digital consumers. Although it's often said to be the one thinking different, Apple actually has the more conservative take on computing, with Mountain Lion integrating the best aspects of iOS devices.
The change with Windows 8 is much more radical, adopting touch, the cloud and an entirely new desktop design Metro in an effort to create an OS that works just as well on traditional PCs as tablets. One big caveat there: The familiar desktop is still around in Windows 8, just a click away. Microsoft is in a sense trying to have its cake and eat it too with Windows 8 — changing everything, but keeping the old environment if users get skittish. Is either approach superior to the other? In some ways, yes. Since Apple is changing less with Mountain Lion than Microsoft is with Windows 8, the new OS X feels much more seamless than Windows 8, even when taking into account the bugginess of pre-release software.
On the other side, some aspects of Windows 8, like Sharing, feel very powerful, but it's an open question whether their full potential will be unleashed. What's your take? Will Microsoft's bet on Windows 8 pay off, or does Apple have the better approach?
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Share your thoughts in the comments. We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Entertainment Like Follow. Similar Goal, Different Approach Broadly, both systems are trying to achieve a similar goal — making the desktop experience more seamless with mobile devices — but they do so with somewhat different philosophies.
In this comparison, I looked specifically at four factors: Sharing Personal Apps Photos Cloud Services Let's get started, and remember: While Mountain Lion is for sale now, Windows 8 isn't final yet, and some aspects may change before its release this fall. Sharing Mountain Lion builds sharing right into the OS , letting you share things like websites, videos, etc.
That gives Windows 8 and edge, though it's up to developers to take advantage of it. Personal Apps Both platforms have a suite of personal apps for connecting with people and staying organized. Photos Microsoft puts photos front and center in Windows 8 with an app called simply Photos. Until Microsoft expands the number of services it can tie into, Apple wins again.
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We don't know. Apple has also told developers which Macs will run Mountain Lion's preview. The list excludes such notable systems as the now-discontinued white MacBook, the first-generation MacBook Air and all iMacs prior to the August and in. With some exceptions, Macs sold from forward will run Mountain Lion, while and later models are guaranteed to run the new OS.
Since the upgrade will be delivered through the Mac App Store, the market's guidelines apply: All your personally-owned Macs can be upgraded for the one price. How can I get a free copy of Mountain Lion? Buy a new Mac this summer. Apple will probably repeat previous offers that have awarded buyers of new Macs a free copy of the new operating system. Later, it extended the offer to cover all Macs that were sold equipped with Snow Leopard, no matter the sales date. I'm responsible for several dozen Macs in our business How do I upgrade them?
Not sure, but going by Apple's past practice, you'll probably buy upgrade licenses in bulk then use a single redemption code to download an installer from the Mac App Store that you deploy and run on each machine. Will I be able to run any Mac application on Mountain Lion? I've heard Apple's blocking some apps. You're talking about Gatekeeper, the new security model that will by default let you install only software downloaded from the Mac App Store or programs created by authorized developers. Gatekeeper is Apple's reaction to last year's spread of the Mac Defender malware, which was tucked into fake security software: Gatekeeper will prevent such "scareware" from ending up on your Mac.
But Apple isn't locking Macs to the Mac App Store, as it does with iPhone and iPads, which -- unless they're hacked, or "jailbroken" -- can run only apps obtained from the App Store. A quick change of Gatekeeper's default preference lets you install software acquired from any source.
Why should I upgrade? Always an excellent question, even when the price is right. Apple has touted several new features, but the overriding theme is that Mountain Lion continues the practice the company debuted when it borrowed a few things from iOS for last year's Lion. That means Mountain Lion might be most compelling to users who also own an iPhone or iPad, and want a more consistent look and feel between their Macs and mobile devices. The new OS X applications and services -- ranging from Notification Center and Notes to Game Center and Reminders -- that Apple has touted originated on the mobile side, and other, already-on-the-Mac applications have been renamed to match the labels on iOS.