Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Apple ships final OS X Mountain Lion to developers

Apple on Monday released a "golden master" of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, putting the impending operating system on track to reach customers this month.

"Golden master," or GM, is a label some developers apply to software that is ready, or nearly ready, for shipping. Rival Microsoft calls the same milestone "release to manufacturing," or RTM, designating that the code is suitable for computer makers to install on new machines.
The appearance on the Apple developer website of Mountain Lion's golden master was reported Monday afternoon by several Apple-centric blogs, including 9to5Mac, and later confirmed by Computerworld.

Its debut means that the on-sale date for Mountain Lion is probably between two and three weeks away.

Read more: Computer World


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