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07-25-2012, 09:59 AM #1
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
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 07-25-2012 at 10:41 AM.
07-25-2012, 10:01 AM #2
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If I am running the GM should I wipe and reinstall with a copy from the App Store? Is GM updatable?
07-25-2012, 10:02 AM #3
Gonna probally git this Tonight.
07-25-2012, 10:06 AM #4
Why would anyone want to "do a fresh install of Mac OS X Lion before starting the update."? If you want to do a "fresh" install, then do a fresh install of Mountain Lion - skip the additional installation of Lion first.
07-25-2012, 10:22 AM #5
07-25-2012, 10:27 AM #6
they are the same build mate, no need
07-25-2012, 10:30 AM #7
Lol... Apple releases a new OS yet people are saying do a fresh install of the previous.. are you serious. Might as well go back to Panther and work your way up.
07-25-2012, 10:53 AM #8
From what I've seen the GM is the same as the final release (same build number).
07-25-2012, 11:15 AM #9
I run Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 in VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 on a Windows 7 64-bit PC. Lion works not too bad, except for no native Quartz Extreme graphics acceleration.
Do you think Mountain Lion would be able to upgrade my Lion install? I think I will make a backup copy of the VM first and try it. Just curious if anyone's run Mountain Lion in VMWare on a PC yet.
07-25-2012, 12:00 PM #10
07-25-2012, 12:02 PM #11
UGGGGG This is taking forever to download! Does anyone know if I can just download this once and then COPY to my Macbook and my sons Macbook without having to download on each one??
Because I do not see it in downloads only on Launchpad...
07-25-2012, 12:21 PM #12
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 07-25-2012 at 12:25 PM.
07-25-2012, 12:40 PM #13
How To Create A Bootable OS X Mountain Lion USB Drive / DVD / SD Card The Easy Way | Redmond Pie it should work just fine just make sure you don't start the installation before it is done.
07-25-2012, 01:10 PM #14
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07-25-2012, 01:52 PM #16
If I bought my retina MacBook pro last week how do I get this free? Any help would be appreciated!
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