OS X Mountain Lion to Launch Wednesday

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OS X Mountain Lion, Apple’s next major update for the Mac operating system will ship on Wednesday, July 25. Like Lion, Mountain Lion will be available as a download through the Mac App Store.

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The announcement came along with the release of Apple’s third fiscal quarter earnings report where the company said it brought in US$35 billion in revenue with a net profit of $8.8 billion.

Mountain Lion will include several features borrowed from iOS for the iPad such as Notification Center and Reminders, includes system-wide app-level support for Twitter and Facebook, offers tighter integration with iCloud, includes the new iMessages app, Gatekeeper for better app security, and more.

OS X Mountain Lion is priced at US$19.99 and will be available for download through Apple’s Mac App Store.

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Lee Dronick

I will wait a few days before downloading and upgrading to see if there are any major problems with the OS.


I can?t remember a less-anticipated OS X release. People are talking more about ?how bad will it be?? than ?what cool new stuff will it do?”

Perry Clease

I disagree, many people, including me, are looking forward to installing Mountain Lion. I am also looking forward to it bringing some iOS features to OSX.


I can?t dispute the persuasive argument that ?many people? are looking forward to ?some… features.?  I?m taking Thursday off to upgrade!

Lee Dronick

Maybe Friday for me and I probably won’t upgrade my wife’s MacBook Pro until next week. That will give me time to get up to speed on the new features so that I can train her on them.

Mirror backup of all three of our Macs before upgrading to Mountain Lion.


I only wish I could get the upgrade, I have a 2006 Mac BookPro and it won’t load on my Mac. This will be the first upgrade I’ve had to pass on since 1984. The reason, I’m on Social Security, after a bad stroke in 2005. I don’t even drink or smoke, also after the stroke I’m a diabetic @ nearly 70 years of age, I’m still going fairly strong.


I’m firmly undecided, I think.
I don’t know if ML will fix the (apparently permanent) problems created by 10.7, or make them worse.

Quicktime is a train wreck, and Launch Services has gone completely insane, with no fix in sight.

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