So, OS X Mountain Lion. You should probably know about that. Here's a rundown on what you should know about Apple's next OS:

The End of Mac

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.
Not the MacBooks and the iMacs, no, but what defines them. More »

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: More iPhone-Like Than Ever

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. More »

OS X Messages: This Is the Future of IM

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. More »

Everything Apple's Trying to Kill with OS X Mountain Lion

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion brings a lot of new features to the table. It's the future of instant messaging, for one thing, and probably more than a few other things as well. More »

These Macs Reportedly Can't Run OS X Mountain Lion

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: More »

This Is How Apple Will Use Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper to Crush Competitive Apps

OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper is ideally meant to warn users about potentially malicious apps sitting around the web. That's a good thing! But Gatekeeper could also be interpreted as Apple heavily discouraging less savvy users from installing non-Mac App Store apps entirely. More »