Mac OS X 10.8 or Mountain Lion - Apple's new operating system - has been incorporated with a variety of new features many of these borrowed from iOS.
But along with this, Mountain Lion has also "killed" ( replaced, renamed or removed ) many applications, services, devices and names. Here's what Mountain Lion has in its crosshairs:
1. iChat - Apple's famous instant messaging and video chatting software is being replaced by the Messages app. Installing the Message app ( beta ) on Lion replaces the iChat application. Installing Mountain Lion ( For developers only ) also replaces the iChat application with the Messages application.
While you can still use all the functions of iChat on Messages, the app itself has been replaced by the messages app in mountain lion. However the Messages application also incorporates the iMessaging feature ( Instant Messaging between Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads ) into Mountain Lion.
2. Address Book - Don't worry, the app hasn't been deleted. Merely renamed to the name of its iPad equal: Contacts.
3. iCal - iCal too has been renamed to Calendar ( Too much iOS-ification ? )
4. Older Macs - Apple has decided its time to cut the cord with the older Macs. Mountain Lion will no longer have support for older Macs.
8. Http - Apple's decided its time to removed the "http://" from the beginning of a URL Address in Safari.
9. Chrome - Google Chrome, one of the world's most popular browsers, was always admired for its minimalist design. The lack of a search bar in addition to the URL bar removed the clunkiness that was present in other browsers. In fact, the integration of the google search with the URL was one of the only things which stopped me from deleting the web browser off of my Mac. Now that Safari comes with an search bar that's glued up within the address bar, Chrome is going to be one serious casualties.
10. Mac - It sounds weird, but Mac has decided to scrap Mac. What was previously Mac OS X is now simply called OS X. Its quite possible that this move was made merely to symbolize the unification of "OS X" and "iOS". Something that is being referred to as "iOS-ification"