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Apple Announces OS X Mountain Lion Operating System
2012-02-16 12:49:21

Apple has released a developer preview of its ninth major release of its Macintosh operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. The move comes just seven months after the company released its latest OS X Lion last July. The new operating system will integrate popular features from Apple's iPad to its desktop computers. The company said that OS X Mountain Lion will have over 100 new features, including Messages, a program that is already being used on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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