The New Mountain Lion OS X
Jobs temporarily left Apple in 1985 after clashing with then-CEO John Sculley and being stripped of his management duties by Apple's board of directors. As a result, he founded NeXT, a software company whose NeXTstep operating system would ultimately become the foundation for Apple's Mac OS X when Apple acquired the company (and Jobs along with it) in 1996.
Considering, then, that the Mac OS is essentially Jobs' brainchild, Apple's recent unveiling of Mountain Lion, the next-generation version of OS X, was, in a way, a tip of its hat to its late CEO. When launched in July, Mountain Lion delivered more than 200 new features for Macs, including tighter integration with Facebook and Apple's homegrown cloud service iCloud. Users are also able to synchronize Mountain Lion apps, such as email, reminders and calendar updates, across their iPads and iPhones.