Apple's New OS X Lion Will Make Macs Look Like iPads

Steve Jobs himself will make an appearance at the World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week to announce, among other things, Apple's new iCloud service. Now that everyone's enthusiasm for the cloud seems to have piqued only a couple of days after that news was announced, tech blogs are starting to focus on other details. One interesting bit: Apple's new operating systems, Mac OS X Lion, could make your laptop computer look -- and function -- a lot more like your mobile devices. The Atlantic Wire's Adam Clark Estes has a preview:

The developer preview of Apple's eighth version of OSX has been circulating the geek circles for months so there's little mystery as to what the main upgrades will look like. As with Apple's sneak preview of WWDC, sending out preview software for developers is a first for the super secret Cupertino company. Based on Engadget's test-drive back in February, however, the new operating system borrows so generously from the iOS that powers iPhones and iPads, Apple probably wanted to give developers a solid head start to populate the fairly new Mac App Store. In addition to a sexier user interface design -- think less shiny blue, more svelte silver -- Lion is full of new features that will make working on a Mac feel more like working on an iPad. Here are the major upgrades (in some particular order with screenshots courtesy of Apple and Engadget) and a full list of itemized upgrades can be found at Apple Insider.

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