OS X Mountain Lion Launched - Many App Updates Follow
Yesterday Apple announced
that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion would be released today and Apple followed through with their statement – OS X Mountain Lion has been released into the Mac App Store
as a digital download for Mac computers running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Lion for a cost of $19.99 and it's already the number one paid application in the Mac App Store!
The operating system sits at around 4GB and download times will vary upon Internet connection. As promised when Apple unveiled the operating system, OS X Mountain Lion comes with over 200 new features for Mac computers including Notification Center, new apps, dictation, and Notification Center.
Users can download the update and smoothly transition right from their Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion install to OS X Mountain Lion, but it is also a good idea for some people to do a fresh install of OS X Mountain Lion. For most people, it’s a great idea to make a bootable disk from OS X Mountain Lion so that you have an emergency reinstall route when you need it.
Apart from the update to the operating system, iWork, iLife, Apple Remote Desktop, and Xcode all have been updated with support for OS X Mountain Lion. All OS X Mountain Lion users are recommended to install these updates if they own these applications, as the updates will help with compatibility and user experience on the new operating system. All updates for these individual applications are free for existing users.
Sources: Mac App Store