Apple to Take on Windows 8 with OS X Mountain Lion

Paul Thurrott:

Apple surprised tech enthusiasts this morning with an announcement about a coming Mac OS X update, dubbed Mountain Lion, that will ship this summer. There were absolutely no rumors to indicate such a release was coming, and—given the timing—one can logically assume that Apple is trying to steal some thunder from Microsoft’s eagerly awaited Windows 8.

Yep. That’s why Apple released a developer preview of its next-generation operating system today. To steal Microsoft’s thunder. Of course. That makes perfect sense. Especially when you consider that Tim Cook said “I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple” today.

Mhm. Perfect sense.

Apple to Take on Windows 8 with OS X Mountain Lion