In the recently released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has done
something I thought they’d never do: they backtracked — sort of.
They heeded the objections of users to a major feature of Mac OS X
10.7 Lion, and took steps to meet those objections. They didn’t
remove the feature — that, I suppose, would be asking too much —
but they changed the interface and provided an increased range of
user choices and capabilities.
In this article, I’ll sketch out how Mountain Lion is different
from Lion with regard to this feature, and why, therefore, I
personally like Mountain Lion much more than Lion.
Detailed treatment of some very significant changes to document handling in Mountain Lion.