The latest Mac OS X is now just OS X. The "Mac" is now gone. It's a clear declaration of intentions. The end of Macintosh—the desktop metaphor that reigned supreme for more than two decades—is near.
OS X Mountain Lion looks like it's going to add a bunch of neat stuff for Mac users. But some of you are going to be left out in the cold. Here's the list of Macs that Cult of Mac claims can run OS X Lion, but not Mountain Lion:
AIM, Gchat, FaceTime, and iMessage—too many ways to communicate between too many different devices. Not anymore. The new Messages app—available as a beta from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion—fixes that. This is how our fingers will talk now.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Mountain Lion, the next version of the Apple's OS X operating system, is formally in the works and will be on our computers later this summer. Most intriguing is that it will further blur the lines between iOS and OS X, bringing apps like Messages, Notes, and Reminders along with utilities…