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These Macs Reportedly Can't Run OS X Mountain Lion

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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:

• Any Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook from late 2007 – late 2008 (Model Numbers: MB061*/B, MB062*/B, MB063*/B, MB402*/A MB403*/A MB404*/A, MB402*/B)
• The Mid-2007 Mac mini (Model Numbers: MB138*/A, MB139*/A)
• Late 2006 polycarbonate iMac (Model Number: MA710xx/A)
• The original early 2008 MacBook Air (Model Number: MB003LL/A)

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The reason, according to Mac Generation, is that OS X Mountain Lion doesn't support Intel's GMA 950 and x3100 chipsets. If you've got one of these machines, odds are you've known this was coming. But time's finally up: Your Mac's officially dead to Apple. [Cult of Mac, Mac Generation]

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DISCUSSION

Let me get this straight... My late 2006 Mac Pro with 4 cores and lots of RAM, which runs Lion faster than my friend's brand new iMac, WON"T be able to run ML but the iMac will?

My Mac Pro is still way faster than anything else I've touched lately, so why is it being dropped?