Mountain Lion is now available for everyone in the Mac App Store for all the Mac users. Apple released OS X 10.8 to Mac App Store which is just 4.05GB and costs as low as $19.99 for upgrade.
Only following Macs are supported by Mountain Lion upgrade :
- 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)
Here is a quick rundown of all the new features you get in Mountain Lion, 10.8 includes Mac versions of Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification Center, Share Sheets, OS-wide Twitter integration, and AirPlay Mirroring. That’s in addition to improved iCloud support across a number of Apple apps, as well as the ability to use a single sign-in to set up Contacts, Mail, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, and Find My Mac. There’s also a new feature called Power Nap, which allows your machine to wake itself up to download software updates, iCloud, and back up to Time Machine.
Reviews are pouring in, so we have sorted some good reviews for you to go through to get all the information you need.
- The Mother of all reviews : John Siracusa’s Ars Technica Review ( Also read The Marco.org Review of John Siracusa’s Review of OS X )
- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the little details : All the little new details added to the new OS X
- TNW OS X 10.8 Review – Its a bit long but well organised for everyone to read the new feature which you exactly want to know about
- Gizmodo’s OS X 10.8 Review : Why Gizmodo is disappointed and how much more they expected in this upgrade.
- TheVerge.com OS X 10.8 Review : How a pro Snow Leopard user feels about Mountain Lion
For the ones who don’t want to read reviews, check the OS X Mountain Lion Screenshot tour.