In case you were on Mars yesterday, in a cave, with your eyes shut and your fingers in your ears, OS X Mountain Lion shipped. There are a number of reviews of varying lengths out there. But if you’re not interested in the long-reads (who has a few hours to tuck away reading about a new OS update), Shawn Blanc has some nice coverage both technical and philosophical.
Notably, Mountain Lion is the first release where iCloud has a real strong presence on the Mac. The Notes and Reminders apps are fantastic, and their inclusion adds value to the iOS versions. iCloud tabs may be one of my favorite features, and it will really show its value when iOS 6 drops this fall. But I don’t have much to add to what has already been said. It appears to be a very stable release out of the gate. There is much smoothing of Lion’s rough edges, and a number of niceties that just make for a more delightful experience, the standard fare from Apple.