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Mountain Lion, Safari previews show Apple has bugs to fix

Apple has a lot of work to do before OS X Mountain Lion will be ready for launch this summer

Apple has released new previews of Mountain Lion, Safari and Xcode to developers. However, the OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 indicates that Apple still has a lot of work to do on the new version of the Mac operating system due to launch this summer.

Reports suggest that there are a number of bugs in the OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3, including problems with FileVault passwords, iTunes not syncing Notes, the photo browser in Mail not accessing iPhoto, Back to My Mac not working, DVD burner not launching when a disc is inserted, and issues with Game Centre, according to Apple Insider's report. (More below)

In contrast to the latest developer preview of Mountain Lion, Safari 5.2 Update 3 carries a few bug fixes. New features and improvements include a SVG filter (scalable vector graphics), HTML5 media controllers, CSS filters, a redesigned Web Inspector, and a Web Audio API, according to Apple Insider.

The Xcode developer release - Xcode 4.4 Developer Preview 3 - includes an updated Apple LLVM Compiler version 4.0. Known issues with the release include problems downloading earlier versions of Xcode from the App Store, scheme editing problems and issues with linker and new load commands, writes Apple Insider.

Mountain Lion is due to launch this summer. We answer your Mountain Lion questions here, and take a first look at the new Mountain Lion operating system here.


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