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  • Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to the Public

    Apple sent out OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to developers recently and after the course of testing, the update is now available to the public from the Software Update option under the  (Apple) menu button on the Menu Bar. As promised by Apple, links from the Software Update function now launch in the Mac App Store (above) instead of through a Software Update application like it once did in Mac OS X Lion.

    Unlike some updates through the Mac App Store, the update to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 will not require you to re-download the entire file and install it; instead it is just a small update sized at a few megabytes (about 7MB for us) that will over-write your existing operating system. The update will require a system restart after you download and install it, so be sure to save your work before you restart your computer. Even though OS X Mountain Lion is capable of auto-saving your work, it won't always do so at opportune times, so it's a good idea to do this manually too.

    So what’s new in the update for Apple’s new Mac operating system? Nothing huge – mainly bug fixes and improvements.
    • A problem that caused Migration System to crash has been resolved
    • Compatibility with Microsoft Exchange servers has been improved in the Mail application
    • An issue where playing audio through a Thunderbolt display would not work properly has also been addressed
    • An issue where iMessages would not send in the new Messages application for Mac has been fixed
    • A problem that occurred when trying to connect to SMB servers that had long names has now been resolved
    • An issue has been addressed that may cause the computer to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input

    Since OS X Mountain Lion is available in the Mac App Store, users that have not upgraded to the newer operating system yet will now be able to download OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 when downloading it for the first time (a 4.05GB download priced at $19.99). For anyone that has already purchased OS X Mountain Lion, the update is free and should only take a few minutes to Install depending on your internet connection.

    Sources: Mac App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to the Public started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Quote Originally Posted by nderosa View Post
      this better help safari. I have been experiencing more "crashes" then on any other OS in recent memory. Any I alone on this issue?
      I do not use Safari I use Chrome. BUT since updating to Mountain Lion my computer occasionally "freezes" I just get the spinning [pinwheel. No matter how long I wait nothing happens so I need to unplug the computer and restart.
    1. AGIAMIU's Avatar
      AGIAMIU -
      All browsers work like crap, the entire OSX 10.8 is the worst since I became a Mac user.
      All my laptops are slow and battery is poor.
      More than happy to downgrade.
      Such disappointment.
    1. aseng's Avatar
      aseng -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackvibes View Post
      WHAT THE !(#$# My battery decreased from 7 hours lion to 4 hours 10.8 ML to now 2 and half n hour on 10.8.1. Wtf !

      me too i just noticed now that my battery is dropping so fast i thought it would be best to update to 10.8.1 but it seems that i'm wrong...

      please help how to downgrade to 10.8.... i need my battery life back ...
    1. madrich's Avatar
      madrich -
      Staying with Snow Leopard for my MacBookPro4,1