Apple’s Mountain Lion Coming this Summer

The next major update for OS X, Mountain Lion (aka 10.8), is scheduled to hit the Mac App Store sometime this summer, and it adopts a few more features from iOS for the iPad.

The new OS will include much better iCloud support for document and data syncing, alerts similar to Notification Center, and wireless display mirroring via AirPlay.

Mountain Lion will have tighter control over where you can download apps: you can choose to get apps only from the Mac App Store, from developers that have an Apple-approved certificate in their code, or from any source just as you can now.

Limiting where apps are downloaded from is great for avoiding malware, but we’re glad Apple is still supporting the get-it-anywhere-you-want download model, too.