According to tech news site TechCrunch, Apple may be ready to deploy the first Golden Master (GM1) of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. The release will be a major update since last month's developer preview, which many thought, according to the report, wasn't as smooth as it could have been.
"Apple has been working through many OS X Lion bugs and performance issues as they move towards the stated Summer release date. Given that GM candidates are already nearing, they definitely appear to be on schedule."
This is good news for those of us patiently waiting Apple's next generation operating system that promises a big leap in the direction of iOS-like functionality. Speaking of iOS, rumorshave reported that Apple may not be ready for an iOS 5 release this summer, possibly due to the work being done on Lion.
Apple has also announced dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this summer, June 6 to 10 in San Francisco. If the GM1 version of Lion goes over without too many major bugs, we could see a public release of Mac OS X 10.7 just as WWDC gets started.
What are you looking forward to the most in Lion? Let me know in the comments!