Thursday, July 26, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion now available for US$20

The Reminders app is one of the new features on OS X that first appeared on the iOS platform.

Apple has rolled out its latest operating system for Mac computers--Mountain Lion. The 4GB software update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for US$19.99 and will come preinstalled on new Mac systems.

Also known as OS X 10.8, it is an incremental update that, nevertheless, boasts 200 new features, many of which will be familiar to users of Apple's iOS devices. They include Notifications, improved iCloud integration, Messages app and Game Center. You can read CNET's full review of Mountain Lion here, which found it a "worthy upgrade for the lowered price of US$19.99".

Some older computers are not supported by the new OS, though there's apparently a workaround for Intel-based Mac Pros that involves upgrading the graphics cards and using an emulated firmware. Do note that this hack is not guaranteed to work perfectly and it cannot be used on Apple laptops, as the graphics cards on these machines cannot be changed.

Those who have bought a Mac computer on, or after June 11, are eligible for a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion via Apple's Up-to-Date program. However, there have been some reported issues with the Up-to-Date redemption codes. Apple is aware of this and will be fixing it within the next 24 hours.

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