Apple and OS X — Mountain Lion, and The Uncertain Future

Apple has been changing a lot lately. And I’m not sure if it’s for better or for worse.

I’m not talking about Jobs’ passing, nor the wild success of the iOS platform, or Apple’s quantum expansion of the tablet and smartphone markets. I’m talking about the roots that allowed all of these new innovations to occur in the first place…Mac OS X (or as Apple has recently “re-dubbed” it, OS X).

Growing up using and repairing Apple hardware, I saw every small change made to their hardware and software line. They introduced new hardware lines, such as the G3/G4/G5 Towers, MacBooks, iPod and even the long-forgotten Apple Printers and Speakers. They also created so many innovative pieces of software it boggles the mind.

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