Apple has released the much anticipated Mac OSX 10.7 Lion ‘Golden Master’ to developers. For those that are wondering what ‘Golden Master’ means, it is pretty much the term Apple uses to reference a final build that hopefully doesn’t have any last minute hiccups or bugs before it hits the public.
So what is new in OSX Lion? Apple has mentions on its developer page that “the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system challenges the accepted way of doing things by introducing new features that change the way you use a computer. This developer preview features over 3,000 new API’s covering a range of new technologies and capabilities that you can incorporate into your apps. Start developing your apps today so they are ready when Lion ships this summer.”
Mac OSX Lion will only be available to those interested through the Mac App Store for $29. Expect to see the OS launch this month.
Head over to Apple’s Developer site to download OSX Lion 10.7 Golden Master (Build 11A511).Further reading: Apple, OSX