With Apple's success in the smartphone and tablet arenas, it is easy to sometimes forget where Apple made its name. Desktop computers, and later ultra stylish notebook machines have been Apple's meat and drink since the company was founded way back when in that famous garage. Since then the Mac has been born, and the world of iOS has come to fruition thanks to the ever popular iPad and iPhone devices.
All the talk around the internet right now is about the latest version of OS X to grace our beloved Macs. OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, went live in the Mac App Store this morning and is already being well received by reviewers and real users alike.
With Apple finally releasing OS X Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store, users can quickly open the store up on their Macs and get their hands on the latest player in the desktop operating system game. The fact that Apple's new OS is now available is obviously a positive thing, but once again the fact that it only comes as a digital download has caused a few people to raise their eyebrows at the company's chosen method of distribution.
It’s that time of the year again, folks, when Apple releases the next major release of its desktop operating system. The latest – OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – has just been released on the Mac App Store for the reasonable price of $19.99. As I type this, hundreds of thousands of enthused Mac owners are downloading the OS, oblivious to the fact that some of their favorite apps may not work well after the upgrade.
We all love it when the time comes along and Apple has a new piece of hardware or software for us to play with and get our teeth into. It has been a couple of months since the latest iPad was introduced to the world, and apart from a few betas of OS X Mountain Lion which was pushed out to registered developers of the respective development programs, Apple loving masses haven't had anything new to tinker with for a while. With the new iPhone coming later this year and iOS 6 likely to be released alongside it, that only leaves OS X Mountain Lion as a relatively affordable option to grab right away.
Apple is all set to release the next version of OS X – OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” – as we’ve received news that the company has sent out (or “seeded”, the correct technical term for procedure) the code complete Golden Master version of Mountain Lion to specialists at AppleCare. Check out the details after the jump.
Although most of the details with regards to Apple's much anticipated OS X Mountain Lion are already public domain, the Cupertino company has now revealed which specific Macs will be upgradable once the next iteration of its desktop operating system does emerge. If you're in ownership of a MacBook released prior to 2007, you'll be disappointed to learn that you'll need to grab yourself some new hardware if you wish to sink your teeth into Mountain Lion, since it's thought it will simply not run on 32-bit GPUs.
There has been a lot of chatter over the Internet for last few months about OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's latest OS for the Mac. Considering Apple is an ever evolving company, with consumers developing a growing admiration for their OS X and iOS operating systems, the company have opted for a new direction with Mountain Lion with an offering that shows the first signs of unity between desktop and mobile.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may be in the hands of developers, but there is another group of people that get software releases often even before those with paid developer accounts.
It has been a very busy Friday in tech, Apple has just seeded a revised Developer Preview to its upcoming Mountain Lion OS for Mac.