Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8: What you need to know

OS X Mountain Lion’s arrival on the Mac this year is nothing short of incredible. The new Apple’s OS, looking similar to Lion 10.7, comes with over 200 new features and some of these features collide with the existing mobile iOS.

It is clear that Apple is engaging in bringing together Mac OS X and iOS. Here’s a rundown at what Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 brings to the table.

  • Mountain Lion Launched

Launched on July 25th, Mountain Lion is available for download in the Mac App Store.

Mountain Lion is the ninth major version of OS X, and this Operating System tightly converges social media and cloud.

Highlights of the new features in Mountain Lion include Notification Center, Reminder, Notes, Documents in iCloud, Safari 6, Game Center and Gatekeeper.

Not every Mac models can run OS X Mountain Lion.

As soon as the Mountain Lion went live for download, the Mac App Store saw a huge spike in traffic. Within four days of release, the OS has been downloaded three million times, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.

Problems while installing Mountain Lion were rare. Most of the users were able to easily install OS X 10.8 on their system. Some, however, had trouble downloading and completing installation. New users who were qualified for a new Mac didn’t receive any redemption code.

Anyone using 2008 Mac model must know that OS X Mountain Lion is not compatible with your machine. That took us completely by surprise.

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