Apple previews OS X 10.7 Lion, due to launch Summer 2011
Apple's line on Mac OS X 10.7 is that it's taking what it learned from the iPad and applying it to the desktop OS. The new features they showed off today certainly have a strong iPad flavor. Launchpad is an iPad-like homescreen for your apps, right down to the iPad's folder view. There's also a full-screen app mode that seems to mimic the iPad user experience. Even the Mac App Store borrows heavily from the iOS App Store. The main Mac-exclusive new feature seems to be Mission Control, which is like a souped-up Exposé, showing you everything running on your Mac in one view.
Lion seems like it will be a pretty easy switch for users, but it's a good thing developers have a year to prepare their iPad-like user experiences for the Mac.
For a quick look at Lion's new features, check out our gallery below.