OS X 10.8.2 Build 12C53 Seeded to Developers, Release Imminent

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The public release of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 is imminent, as Apple has just seeded another prerelease build of the update to developers a little over two days after the previous build. OS X 10.8.2 Build 12C53 lists no known issues and asks developers to focus on Messages, Facebook, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, and Power Nap.

Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build 12C53

OS X 10.8.2 brings a number of new and improved features to OS X, most notably Facebook integration. Improvements to Game Center, iMessages, and iOS 6 compatibility are also set to be included in the release.

Perhaps most importantly for users of Mac laptops, 10.8.2 completely restores battery life to pre-Mountain Lion levels, as shown in our testing last week. This improvement alone will make the update crucial for users who rely on on-the-go running time.

The combo update for 12C53 weighs in at 686.16 MB, up slightly from the previous build, 12C50, at 682.36 MB.

The rapid release of developer builds, combined with the lack of reported known issues, indicates that 10.8.2 will be ready for general consumption very soon.

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tommysans

Facebook integration= worst idea ever.

I refuse to jump on the Facebook bandwagon and really dislike companies trying to foist this on us with such integrated features. Facebook is a nefarious data exploiter and inly the most gullible would entrust the privacy to Zuckerberg and Co.

Nobody

No one is pointing a gun at your head and forcing you to sign up for Facebook. Stop complaining about something when you have no idea how it works. If you have a Facebook account, then you can sign into it in System Preferences. If you don’t, then you’ll see absolutely no sign of Facebook integration.

Nimbus

I agree with Nobody. As a user, you have the absolute right to refuse or use whatever add ons available. No one is imposing to anybody the use of it. If you don’t like it, don’t use it. End of discussion.

Somebody

I’m so mad they’re adding something that over 900 million people use! What are they thinking adding Facebook integration?!? I’m so mad!

Everybody

Tommysans: Okay, you don’t like Facebook. Good for you. However, many people do and that’s what the focus is. Go somewhere else and post about how you hate Facebook. And it’s not like everything you do will automatically be accessible via Facebook. All this does is allows you to share findings, at your own liberty, on Facebook as well as Twitter, iMessage, etc.

Not-a-Lemming

Irrespective of many people use Facebook does not mean it is a good thing or that Apple should be encouraging it. I installed a plug-in from Abine.com on my browser and was shocked that Facebook was tracking all my my web pages. When going onto the Facebook site, there were more than 18 different companies tracking my activity.  I don’t think that it what I signed up to Facebook for, and so have discontinued my account. Perhaps all the nobodies, somebodies, and everybodies responding here may not care about privacy, but there are a lot of people who don;t care to be exploited by Facebook.

thisbody

For you two or whatever whining about FB integration and whatever, if you didn’t already notice Twitter has been integrated since 10.8.0. I don’t think anyone understands here what the problem is with FB integration when Twitter integration has been around longer and is already on all iOS devices.

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