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Gatekeeper: Apple’s next move to increase Mac security

Gatekeeper

While we’re still getting more information about Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, just announced this morning and available to registered developers as a preview build, one major feature of the new operating system deserves a closer look due to the implications it has for how users and software developers work with the platform.

Mac OS X has always been an open platform, and by that I mean there is nothing stopping you from installing or running any program you wish, all you need to do is write or obtain that program and OS X will happily run it. You may get a warning if you download a program from the internet, but it’s still up to the user to decide whether or not that program is trustworthy. Read more

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Apple announces Mac OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Though Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is still just under a year old, today Apple kicked off a new release schedule for the desktop operating system by announcing Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, due out this summer and available for registered developers today in the form of a developer preview.

With 10.8, Apple plans to move toward an iOS-like yearly release schedule for Mac OS X, which will allow for more frequent incremental improvements that previously would have had to wait for the 18+ month development cycle to complete. Read more

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