OS X Mountain Lion Officially Launches Tomorrow, July 25

Apple will officially release its latest operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, tomorrow July 25 thru the Mac App Store for $20. The upgrade will be for free if you've purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012 thru Apple's Up-to-Date program.

Nir Schneider


OS X Mountain Lion Might Be Too Intense For You To Handle

Just a few months ago, Apple announced their latest OS X Mountain Lion at WWDC. With new features across the board such as Notification Center and iMessages, users have been anticipating its release. Apple has released the golden master build for OS X Mountain Lion and has officially announced which Macs will be supported by their newest operating system. Macrumors has provided a list for supported Macs: 

Your Mac must be one of the following models: 

- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) 
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) 
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) 
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) 
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) 
- Xserve (Early 2009)

It is unfortunate for users who have been waiting so anxiously to be disappointed. On the bright side, this could be a reason for you to upgrade to the latest and greatest Macbooks. Without an official release date for Mountain Lion, we can expect it to be within the next few weeks. 

Apple Announces OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

Just like that, without any exclusive press event Apple has announced its next cat, OS X Mountain Lion. OS X Lion was considered to be a big upgrade from Snow Leopard, but Mountain Lion is what Snow Leopard was to Leopard. 10.8 will bring with it many new enhancements, tweaks and new features. In a nutshell, Mountain Lion brings a whole lot of the iPad-inspired iOS to the Mac with things like Notification Center, Messages (Beta now available to download), deep Twitter integration, Game Center, Notes, Reminders and AirPlay Mirroring for streaming HD content on your Mac to large screened devices using Apple TV. Mountain Lion has put an end to Software Update and letting the Mac App Store do all the work of handling your Mac's updates.

Mountain Lion also brings improved security features like Gatekeeper, which helps protect you from unknowingly download and installing malware. Apple has also made sure to support many Chinese services with 10.8 from social networking to email. The popular Chinese search engine Baidu will be integrated into Safari and Chinese text input will be improved. Developers can download the developer preview of Mountain Lion starting today, while the rest of us have to wait until the summer for the official release. Apple has yet to reveal the price, but it's safe to assume that it'll cost as much as Lion at $30. As for that good looking wallpaper you've set your eyes on, we'll be sure to get that out to you shortly! 

Nir Schneider