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Mountain Lion

John Gruber:

The recurring theme: Apple is fighting against cruft — inconsistencies and oddities that have accumulated over the years, which made sense at one point but no longer — like managing to-dos in iCal (because CalDAV was being used to sync them to a server) or notes in Mail (because IMAP was the syncing back-end). The changes and additions in Mountain Lion are in a consistent vein: making things simpler and more obvious, closer to how things should be rather than simply how they always have been.

Apple broke the news of Mountain Lion in a strange but, I think, very cool way: about a dozen private, one-on-one, keynote presentations with writers. “We’re starting to do some things differently,” said Phil Schiller.