Apple Launches Upgraded ‘Mountain Lion’ Operating System


Apple has just released the upgraded OS X 10.8 operating system—often referred to as Mountain Lion.

As PC World reports, the updated program will feature several iOS-inspired apps and features, wholly embrace iCloud, but drops support for some older Macs.

Mountain Lion is available exclusively through the Mac App Store as a 4.34GB download for $20. Here’s a tip though: If you purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012, you can upgrade for free through Apple’s Up-to-Date program. Also, keep in mind that your Mac will need to be running Snow Leopard or later to launch the Mountain Lion installer.

Some new apps in Mountain Lion include Reminders, Notes, and Game Center.

Also making the leap from iOS to the Mac with Mountain Lion is Notification Center, a single spot that assembles alerts from Apple’s apps, along with third-party apps and websites that integrate with the technology. Mountain Lion delivers support for AirPlay mirroring to the Mac, letting Mac users send their display to an Apple TV.

For all the dope new tech specs coming with the new & improved Mountain Lion, go check out PC World’s full report here.